March 14, 2012

Duke, Rickels each score twice

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg, ranked sixth in the latest USILA Division III poll, scored six straight goals to break open a 5-3 game and key an 11-5 win over McDaniel in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday.

DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) and JS Duke (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) each scored two goals to pace the Green Terror (4-3), who dropped its second game to a top-10 team this season.

Thomas Rodenhouse led the Hornets (6-1) with three goals.

Rodenhouse and Matt Manzo scored unassisted markers just 25 seconds apart to stake Lynchburg to an 2-0 advantage just 3:06 into the game.

McDaniel responded, however, with tallies from Rickels and Duke 2 minutes, 10 seconds apart to knot the game with 5:33 showing in the first quarter.

Rickels tallied unassisted before Duke finished a Pat Bivons (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) assist on the man-up.

Pat Ohrem put the Hornets back in front 27 seconds later before tallying his second of the game fewer than two minutes later.

Rodenhouse finished a feed from Ohrem with 1:00 showing before Rickels trimmed the deficit to 5-3 with 35 seconds remaining in the quarter.

Rodenhouse stretched the lead back to three with 12:20 on the second-quarter clock before Cullan Ganley and Andrew Wilfong tallied in the final 1:25 of the half to make it an 8-3 game at the intermission.

Andrew Blundin pushed the advantage to six just 44 seconds into the second half before Vin Curren made it a 10-3 game with 8:43 remaining.

Dylan Hoff connected on a man-up tally with 4:17 showing before Duke snapped the Green Terror's scoring drought with 3:21 to play in the period.

Matt Dupras (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) scored the only goal of the fourth quarter, finishing a solo run with 4:09 to play.

Christian Dallmus (Acton, Mass./Rivers School) made 18 saves in goal while Ryan Hennessy (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) led the defense with four ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Dallmus added five ground balls while Nick Sicuranza (Sevens Valley, Pa./Dallastown) picked up six ground balls.

Ryan Gillen (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) won 10 of the 18 faceoffs he took. McDaniel won 12 of 21 as a team.

Lynchburg finished with a 43-24 advantage in shots.

The Green Terror opens the Centennial Conference schedule against Washington (Md.) on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

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