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Marshall scores twice

Carson Marshall (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Carson Marshall (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Ursinus jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the first quarter, defeating McDaniel 13-3 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's lacrosse action on Saturday.

Carson Marshall (Brookeville, Md./Glenelg) led the Green Terror (5-7, 0-4 CC) with two goals.

Peter DeSimone paced the 17th-ranked Bears (8-2, 3-1 CC) with six goals and two assists.

DeSimone completed a natural hat trick before 3 minutes, 41 seconds had elapsed in the contest, staking the hosts to a 3-0 lead.

Gerald Brown capped the 4-0 start with a man-up tally at the 8:36 mark.

Marshall finished a solo run to close the deficit to 4-1 with 6:15 to play in the opening period.

Conor Fitzgerald converted a second man-up opportunity in the quarter to make it a 5-1 game at the end of the period.

Ursinus stretched the lead to 8-1 before Marshall finished with nine ticks remaining before halftime.

DeSimone netted his fifth of the game to open the third-quarter scoring with 10:37 showing, starting a 4-0 quarter for the Bears.

DeSimone capped his day with 12:31 to play, stretching the lead to 13-2 before Troy Becker (Yardley, Pa./Notre Dame) set the final margin with 3:51 remaining.

Zack Bicho (Millstone, N.J./The Hun School of Princeton) went 13-for-20 on faceoffs, picking up six ground balls.

Alex Hanna (Odenton, Md./Arundel) picked up six ground balls in his return to the lineup while Chase Hartman (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing Area) added five ground balls and three caused turnovers.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against No. 19 Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.