McDaniel snaps three-game skid

Nick DiBernardo © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Nick DiBernardo © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror defeats New England College, 10-4

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Nick DiBernardo (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) recorded a hat trick to lead McDaniel to a 10-4 victory over New England College in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday.

Four different players tallied a goal for the Pilgrims (0-3), who tallied 10 of their 17 shots in the fourth quarter in an attempt to overcome an 8-2 deficit entering the final quarter.

Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) and William Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) added two goals apiece for the Green Terror (2-3), who got notched 26 shots in the game. Preston added three assists while Clary recorded a pair.

Preston found TJ Willoughby (Sykesville, Md./Century) with 10:14 to play in the opening period to start a five-goal stretch to open the game.

DiBernardo finished the second of Preston's helpers with 6:51 showing before Preston notched his third helper, finding Michael Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Crnaford) with 3:42 on the clock.

Clary and DiBernardo extended the lead to 5-0 before three minutes had elapsed in the second period before Matt Vozzolo broke up the shutout with 5:49 to play in the opening half.

DiBernardo made it 6-1 at the break before Sam Freihofner trimmed the deficit to four just 3:02 into the third quarter.

Preston and Michael Young (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) pushed the lead to 8-2 at the end of the third.

A Matt Carey man-up tally 1:32 into the fourth trimmed the deficit to 8-3 before Preston and Carey tallied 58 seconds apart to make it a 10-3 game.

Brian Gillis set the final margin, tallying off a Phil DiFlaco feed with 1:23 to play.

McDaniel returns to action at Colorado College on Tuesday. Game time is 3 p.m. MDT.

Score by Period                 1    2    3    4    -    F
New England College (0-3) 0    1     1    2    -    4
McDaniel (2-3)                     3    3    2    2    -    10

New England College:
Matt Vozzolo, Sam Freihofner, Brian Gillis, Matt Carey.
McDaniel: Nick DiBernardo 3, Gibbs Preston 2, William Clary 2, TJ Willoughby, Michael Young, Michael Woglom.

New England College:
Clint McDonough, Phil DiFlaco.
McDaniel: Preston 3, Clary 2, Jed Barnes, DJ Rickels.

Shots: N 17, M 26. Ground Balls: N 31, M 42. Goalies: N (Nick Aquaviva – 5 saves, 10 G), M (Brad Motley – 1 saves, 1 GA, 30:00; Ty Wittelsberger – 4 save, 2 GA, 22:18; KR Schultz – 3 saves, 1 GA, 7:42). Extra-Man: N 1 of 4, M 1 of 4. Face-Offs: N 9, M 8. Clearing: N 14 of 20, M 20 of 27. Penalties: N 5 for 7:00, M 6 for 7:30.