Hatton’s career day lifts McDaniel to 10-7 win over Widener

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Mike Hatton (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) recorded a career-high five goals to go with one assist, leading McDaniel to a 10-7 victory over Widener in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday.

            Kenny McHugh (Westminster, Md./Calvert Hall) notched a career-best 21 saves in goal for the Green Terror (2-0), who were outshot 44-29 in the game. The 21 stops were the most saves for a McDaniel keeper since Chuck Nolan made a program-record 34 stops against Hampden-Sydney on Mar. 16, 1983.
            Johnny Casey led the Pride (0-3) with three goals.
            Trailing 7-6 after Mike Holtz gave Widener the lead 2:39 into the final quarter, the Green Terror ripped off the game’s final four goals to remain perfect on the young season.
            In a man-up situation, Hatton found Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) for the junior’s team-leading seventh tally of the season to knot the game with 10:17 to play.
            Just 47 seconds later, Deane Mellor (Chadds Ford, Pa./Wilminton Friends School) flipped the ball to Hatton, who found the lower-left corner of the net to give McDaniel a one-goal edge.
            Kyle Hadden (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) capped the 1-minute, 49-second flurry with his second coast-to-coast goal to stretch the advantage to two.
            Bill Warner (Yardley, Pa./LaSalle) tacked on an insurance goal in a wide-open net in the game’s final minute to help the Green Terror finish 3-for-4 on extra-man opportunities.
            After Warner staked McDaniel to an early 1-0 lead, Shawn DeHaven and Cory Malampy scored 1 minute, 46 seconds apart to turn the one-goal deficit into a one-goal advantage.
            A Hatton man-up tally late in the first quarter and Hadden goal midway through the second gave the Green Terror a 3-2 lead at halftime.
            Hatton quickly stretched the lead to 4-2, finishing a Preston feed 1:18 into the third quarter but Widener scored the next three to take a 5-2 lead. Casey had the final two markers in the run.
            Hatton evened the game at 5-all with a solo marker before a Casey extra-man tally once again gave the Pride a one-goal advantage.
            Hatton once again knotted the score, hitting with 4.3 seconds remaining in the quarter off a Warner feed.
            Jed Barnes (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) went 8-for-15 on faceoffs and picked up three ground balls. Matt Mummert (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern) added five ground balls and a caused turnover while Hadden had two ground balls and two caused turnovers to go with his two goals.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.
Score by Quarters                                    1          2          3          4          -           F
Widener (0-3)                                            2          0          4          1          -           7
McDaniel (2-0)                                          2          1          3          4          -           10
Widener: Johnny Casey 3, Shawn DeHaven 2, Cory Malampy, Mike Holtz.
McDaniel: Mike Hatton 5, Bill Warner 2, Kyle Hadden 2, Gibbs Preston.
Widener: JJ Hoeffler, Andrew Janusz, Lee Petroski, Brian Rogers.
McDaniel: Warner 2, Hatton, Preston, Deane Mellor.
Shots: W 44, M 29. Ground Balls: W 22, M 23. Goalies: W (Kevin Carney 60:00 – 9 saves, 10 GA); M (Kenny McHugh 60:00 – 21 saves, 7 GA). Extra-Man: W 3 of 6, M 3 of 4. Face-Offs: W 9, M 11. Clearing: W 16 of 20, M 15 of 19. Penalties: W 4 for 3:30, M 7 for 6:00.