Kroppe keys defense with six caused turnovers in win

Will Kroppe (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Will Kroppe (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel scored the first five goals of the game to key a 15-6 victory over Albright in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday.

Will Kroppe (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing Area) led the Green Terror (4-2) on defense with six caused turnovers and three ground balls. Timothy McNichol (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) led the attack with four goals on the afternoon.

Cam Cetrone tallied three times for the Lions (1-4) and added a pair of assists.

Cooper Archambault (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) wasted no time getting McDaniel on the board, finding the back of the net just 42 seconds into the game.

Just over a minute later, Michael Long (Hampstead, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) finished a man-up opportunity off a Troy Becker (Yardley, Pa./Notre Dame) assist.

Another Archambault marker with 5:10 left in the first quarter stretched the lead to 3-0 before Becker finished a solo run with 1:26 to play to make it 4-0 after 15 minutes.

A McNichol tally just one minute into the second quarter pushed the lead to 5-0.

Cetrone converted an extra-man opportunity with 12:45 to play in the second quarter to get Albright on the board.

A pair of Quinn Lykens (Baltimore, Md./Towson) markers around a Jared Payne (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) goal gave the hosts an 8-1 lead with 6:56 remaining in the second quarter.

Jack Bobel finished the first of Cetrone's helpers with 3:19 to play before Jackson Reilly (Churchton, Md./Southern) pushed the lead back to seven at the break, scoring unassisted with 1:10 on the clock.

Tyler Stayline and Carson Marshall (Brookeville, Md./Glenelg) traded goals 1:32 apart before Nick Tonno capped the third-quarter scoring with 6:26 showing to make it a 10-4 game.

Back-to-back McNichol goals 48 seconds apart, including the first in a two-man advantage situation, stretched the lead to 12-4 with 10:19 remaining.

Payne made it a 13-4 lead before Cetrone scored on either side of a McNichol tally.

Frankie Kratovil (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) capped the scoring with 41 ticks on the clock.

Zack Bicho (Millstone, N.J./The Hun School of Princeton) won 14 of 20 faceoffs, picking up six ground balls. Emmett Turley (Cross Plains, Wis./Middleton) added five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Wooster on Wednesday. Game time is 1 p.m.