WESTMINSTER, Md. – Myles Monaghan scored exactly midway through the first overtime to lift No. 9 Haverford over McDaniel 13-12 on Saturday and to the top spot in the upcoming Centennial Conference (CC) men’s lacrosse tournament.
The Fords (11-2, 7-0 CC) watched the Green Terror (9-5, 3-4 CC) reel off the final five goals of regulation to even the game at 12-all before converting on their first attempt of the extra session.
Mike Hatton (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) led the Hosts with five goals, including bookending the late rally.
Trailing 12-7 on the fourth of Brian Fleishhacker’s four goals with 6:18 to play, Hatton found the back of the net with 5:21 on the clock to start the rally.
A DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) man-up goal from Bill Warner (Yardley, Pa./LaSalle) with 4:14 to play closed the deficit to 12-9.
With 1:33 showing, Matthew Daley (Wilmington, Del./A.I. Dupont) finished a Deane Mellor (Chadds Ford, Pa./Wilminton Friends School) before Preston found Daley 22 seconds later to close the deficit to one.
Off a restart from the endline with 9.8 seconds on the clock, Preston found Hatton, who fired a low shot into the back of the net with 3.5 seconds showing to send the Green Terror to its fifth overtime of the season.
Warner and Evan Young (Easton, Md./Broadneck) staked McDaniel to a 2-0 lead with 5:16 to play in the first quarter.
Markers from Andrew Kim and Max Hjelm 20 seconds apart evened the game with 3:22 showing in the period.
Preston finished a Daley feed with 2:01 showing in the first period before Haverford reeled off four straight to take a 6-3 lead with 10:48 to play in the second quarter.
Hjelm capped the burst with two goals.
Back-to-back goals from Hatton trimmed the deficit to 6-5 at the intermission.
The Fords tallied six of the game’s next eight goals to take their five-goal lead.
McDaniel concludes the regular season at Dickinson on Friday. Game time is 7 p.m.
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT - F
No. 9 Haverford (11-2, 7-0 CC) 3 3 3 3 1 - 13
McDaniel (9-5, 3-4 CC) 3 2 1 6 0 - 12
Haverford: Brian Fleishhacker 4, Max Hjelm 4, Andrew Kim 2, Zack Cohen 2, Myles Monaghan.
McDaniel: Mike Hatton 5, Bill Warner 2, Matthew Daley 2, Gibbs Preston, DJ Rickels, Evan Young.
Haverford: Monaghan 2, Travis Gregory 2, Fleishhacker, Hjelm, Andrew Kim, Jason Leeds, Matt Turnier.
McDaniel: Preston 3, Warner 3, Daley, Dan Leader, Deane Mellor.
Shots: H 34, M 30. Ground Balls: H 33, M 24. Goalies: H (Joe Banno 62:00 – 10 saves, 12 GA), M (Kenny McHugh 62:00 – 9 saves, 13 GA). Extra-Man: H 2 of 3, M 2 of 4. Face-Offs: H 15, M 14. Clearing: H 18 of 22, M 17 of 20. Penalties: H 4 for 3:00, M 3 for 2:00