McDaniel gets offensive in opener
Green Terror notches 20-3 win over Moravian
WESTMINSTER, Md. - DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) was one of three McDaniel players to notch four goals, pacing the squad in a 20-3 victory over Moravian in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday.
Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) and TJ Willoughby (Sykesville, Md./Century) also added four goals apiece to help the Green Terror (1-0) open the season on a high note.
Robert Devine notched two of the three goals for the Greyhounds (0-2), who were outshot 51-15 in the contest.
Rickels staked McDaniel to a 2-0 lead in the game's first three minutes before Preston stretched the lead to 3-0 at the 11:29 mark.
Rickels completed his hat trick with 8:54 to play in the first quarter before Jacob Harris got Moravian on the scoreboard midway through the stanza.
Michael Young (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) made it a 5-1 first period before Rickels and Preston each tallied once to key a five-goal spurt in the second quarter.
Devine made it a 10-2 game with 1:16 to play in the first half before Willoughby extended the lead to 11-2 at the break with a man-down goal.
Devine made it 11-3 just 11 seconds into the third period before the Green Terror tallied the game's final nine goals.
Matt Dean (Glen Burnie, Md./Potomac School) went 16 of 24 on faceoffs for McDaniel.
Rickels added six ground balls for the Green Terror, who finished with a 57-28 advantage in the category.
McDaniel returns to action at No. 1 Salisbury on Wednesday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
Score by Period 1 2 3 4 - F
Moravian (0-2) 1 1 1 0 - 3
McDaniel (1-0) 5 6 5 4 - 20
Moravian: Robert Devine 2, Jacob Harris.
McDaniel: Gibbs Preston 4, DJ Rickels 4, TJ Willoughby 4, Jed Barnes, Michael Young, Michael Woglom, JS Duke, Nicholas DiBernardo, Zach Woods, William Clary, Deane Mellor.
McDaniel: Barnes 2, DiBernardo, Duke, Preston, Rickels, Willoughby, Woglom, Woods, Young, Brad O'Brien, Bobby Ward.
Shots: Mo 15, Mc 51. Ground Balls: Mo 28, Mc 57. Goalies: Mo (Benjamin Leavy - 9 saves, 11 G, 30:00; Michael Birnbaum - 5 saves, 9 GA, 30:00), Mc (Brad Motley - 2 saves, 3 GA; Ty Wittelsberger - 1 save, 0 GA, 13:31; Alec Farrell - 2 saves, 0 GA, 1:29). Extra-Man: Mo 0 of 0, Mc 1 of 1. Face-Offs: Mo 8, Mc 18. Clearing: Mo 7 of 9, Mc 11 of 12. Penalties: Mo 1 for 0:30, Mc 0 for 0:00.