Rolling along

Ben Yancheski © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ben Yancheski © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel cruises to 22-1 win over Thomas

BABSON PARK, Mass. – DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) recorded four goals to lead McDaniel to a 22-1 victory over Thomas in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Tuesday.

Ben Yancheski (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) and Peter Guastella (Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) added three goals apiece for the Green Terror (3-3), who built an 11-1 lead over the game's first 22:30.

Jeffrey Morse scored the lone goal for the Terriers (0-3), who were outshot 45-8 in the contest.

Yancheski staked McDaniel to a 1-0 lead just 40 seconds into the game, finishing a feed from Nick DiBernardo (Towson, Md./Calvert Hall).

Rickels finished a pair of solo runs around a Daniel Alderman (Sykesville, Md./Century)-to-Zach Woods (Reisterstown, Md./St. Paul's) tally to make it a 4-0 game with 7:40 to play in the first quarter.

DiBernardo and Guestella scored 1:58 apart to account for a 6-0 first quarter.

Rickels, Michael Young (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and Yancheski stretched the lead to 9-0 in the first 4:20 of the second period.

Morse broke up the shutout with a man-up goal at the 9:37 mark before Skippy Clary (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) made reestablished the nine-goal lead with an unassisted marker just over two minutes later.

Matt Dean (Glen Burnie, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti), who went a career-best 16-for-16 at the X, won the ensuing faceoff and found Warren Kraft (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y./Portledge School) eight seconds later for an 11-1 lead.

Michael Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) and Guastella tallied 46 seconds apart to make it a 13-1 game at the break.

A Yancheski man-up tally 14 seconds into the second half made it 14-1 before Andrew Mummert (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern) scored the first of his two goals for a 15-1 lead with 12:57 showing in the period. Mummert added two assists on the day.

Jed Barnes (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) finished a Joe Browning (Baldwin, Md./Archbishop Curley) feed before Rickels and Pat Woglom (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) rounded out the five-goal quarter.

Guastella capped his first career hat trick 3:56 into the fourth period.

The Green Terror returns to action in the Centennial Conference opener at Washington (Md.) on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

Score by Period         1          2          3          4          -           F
McDaniel (3-3)                        6          7          5          4          -           22
Thomas (0-3)              0          1          0          0          -           1

DJ Rickels 4, Ben Yancheski 3, Andrew Mummert 2, Pat Woglom 2, Jed Barnes, Skippy Clary, Nick DiBernardo, Michael Woglom, Michael Young, Mike Marks, Warren Kraft, Zach Woods.
Thomas: Jeffrey Morse.

Mummert 2, Barnes, DiBernardo, Woglom, Kraft, Guastella, Woods, Joe Browning, Daniel Alderman.
Gunnar Shelton.

Goalies: M (Brad Motley – 1 save, 1 GA, 22:00; Ty Wittelsberger – 2 saves, 0 GA, 8:00; Christian Dallmus – 0 saves, 0 GA, 15:00; Nick Gallina – 0 saves, 0 GA, 15:00), M (Jesse Morkeski – 13 saves, 22 GA, 58:00; Joseph Caraglia – 0 saves, 0 GA, 2:00).