LANCASTER, Pa. – McDaniel scored the final three goals of the game, including 46 seconds into the first overtime, to defeat Franklin & Marshall 6-5 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse action on Saturday.
Skippy Clary (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) and DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) led the Green Terror (5-6, 1-3 CC) to its first conference win of the season with two goals each.
James Wenk recorded three goals to lead the Diplomats (7-3, 2-2 CC), who were receiving votes in this week's USILA Division III coaches' poll.
Trailing 5-3 after three quarters, Matt Dupras (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) converted a JS Duke (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) feed for a man-up tally with 13:32 to play in the fourth quarter.
Rickles finished a solo run with 9:47 showing to tie the game, eventually forcing overtime.
Ryan Gillen (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) won his seventh faceoff of the day to start overtime to give the visitors possession. On the only possession of the extra session, Ben Yancheski (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) hit Clary for the game-winner.
Wenk staked Franklin & Marshall to a 1-0 lead with 4:33 to play in the first quarter before Pat Bivons (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) converted from Andrew Mummert (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern) to knot the game 44 seconds later.
Clary gave the Green Terror a 2-1 advantage with 44 seconds remaining in the quarter off a Michael Young (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) assist.
Jordan Barr knotted the game with 10:11 to play in the second quarter before Rickels put McDaniel back in front 14 seconds later, finishing an Owen Valance (Glen Cove, N.Y./Glen Cove) assist.
Kevin Kilpatrick drew the hosts even 44 seconds before the intermission before two Wenk tallies in the third quarter.
The Green Terror returns to action at home against Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.