February 28, 2009
Preston, McDaniel get season off on high note with 19-4 win over Moravian
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Gibbs Preston (Baltimore,
Md./McDonogh) converted on his first six shots of the
season and finished with six goals and two assists to lead McDaniel
to a 19-4 victory over Moravian in non-conference men’s
lacrosse action on Saturday.
Freshman DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of
Maryland) added a hat trick to go with a pair of assists
in his debut for the Green Terror (1-0), who built a 6-0 lead
through the first 16:14 of the contest.
Christopher Danni scored two of the four goals for
the Greyhounds (0-2), who were outshot 54-25 on the
Just 4:38 into McDaniel’s season, Preston finished a solo run
to start his afternoon.
Over the next 4 minutes, 34 seconds, Preston handed out his two
helpers, finding Jed Barnes (Severna Park, Md./Severna
Park) and Bill Warner (Yardley,
Pa./LaSalle) for a 3-0 lead.
Mike Hatton (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) found
Rickels on an extra-man opportunity with 1:44 remaining in the
first period and Preston added a solo marker 25 seconds before the
Preston stretched the lead to six 1:14 into the second quarter
before Danni went back-to-back and Jason Tosches
added an unassisted goal to pull Moravian within 6-3 with 8:38
remaining before halftime.
Two more Preston goals stretched the lead back to five with 4:52
showing before Rickels and Preston each converted during a
three-minute extra-man opportunity on an illegal Greyhound crosse
to make it a 10-3 game at the intermission.
Christopher Mohapp scored 37 seconds into the
third quarter but the Green Terror tallied the final nine markers
of the game to set the margin.
Seven different McDaniel players scored during the final run led by
two goals apiece from Matthew Daley (Wilmington, Del./AI
Dupont) and Zach Weeden (Shirley, Mass./Rivers
Barnes went 9-for-10 on faceoffs.
McDaniel returns to action at home against Widener on Wednesday.
Game time is 3:30 p.m.
Moravian: Christopher Danni 2, Jason Tosches,
McDaniel: Gibbs Preston 6, DJ Rickels 3,
Matthew Daley 2, Zach Weeden 2, Mike Hatton, Deane Mellor, Bill
Warner, Jed Barnes, Evan Young, Matt Dean.
Moravian: Tosches, David Bennett, Robert
McDaniel: Preston 2, Hatton 2, Rickels 2,
Mellor, Warner, Bobby Ward, TJ Willoughby.
Shots: Mo 25, Mc 54. Ground
Balls: Mo 35, Mc 45. Goalies: Mo
(Benjamin Larson 45:00 – 14 saves, 15 GA; Benjamin Leavy
15:00 – 6 saves, 4 GA); Mc (Kenny McHugh 45:00 – 4
saves, 4 GA; Brad Motley 11:25 – 1 save, 0 GA; KR Schultz
3:35 – 2 saves, 0 GA). Extra-Man: Mo 0 of 8,
Mc 4 of 4. Face-Offs: Mo 11, Mc 15.
Clearing: Mo 14 of 27, Mc 19 of 25.
Penalties: Mo 5 for 7:00, Mc 9 for 8:00.