McDaniel edges Messiah, 13-12

GRANTHAM, Pa. – Jennifer Stone (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) recorded three goals in McDaniel to a 13-12 victory over Messiah in non-conference women’s lacrosse action on Wednesday.

            Stone broke an 11-all deadlock with 2:11 to play before Kelly Scheler (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) netted an insurance goal a minute later, lifting the Green Terror (2-0) to the victory.
            Rachel Dirksen paced the Falcons (1-1) with four goals.
            After the final two of Dirksen’s goal evened the game at 11 with 3:21 to play, Stone converted a free-position goal with 2:11 on the clock to give McDaniel a one-goal lead.
            Scheler finished a solo run 59 seconds later to give the visitors a two-goal advantage before Emily Van Hook set the final margin with 37 seconds to play.
            Dirksen opened the scoring 1:50 into the game before Nikki Lawrence doubled Messiah’s lead 23 seconds later.
            Two goals from Brittany Baer (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and one each from Lindsey McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) and Chelsea Ferruzzi (Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown) accounted for a 4-0 run that gave McDaniel a 4-2 advantage with 15:20 to play in the opening half.
            McDonald added a pair of assists during the flurry – the Green Terror’s lone helpers of the game.
            Trailing 5-4 with 11:50 to play, Baer and Scheler found the back of the net for a 6-5 McDaniel lead.
            Rachel Coyle tallied unassisted with 1:05 remaining in the first half to even the score at halftime.
            Dirksen and Stone traded markers in the first 6:24 of the second stanza before Megan Bovenzi and Van Hook gave the hosts a 9-7 lead just over a minute later.
            Tallies by Baer and Ferruzzi capped another 4-0 burst by the Green Terror for an 11-9 lead.
            Baer added six draw controls to her four goals. Ferruzzi caused four turnovers, picked up two ground balls and won a draw control.
            Leanne Hollinger (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) made 10 saves in goal to pick up her second win of the season.
            The Green Terror returns to action at St. Mary’s (Md.) on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.
Score by Half                                1          2          -           F
McDaniel (2-0)                               6          7          -           13
Messiah (1-1)                                  6          6          -           12
McDaniel: Brittany Baer 4, Jennifer Stone 3, Chelsea Ferruzzi 2, Lindsay McDonald 2, Kelly Scheler 2.
Messiah: Rachel Dirksen 4, Emily Van Hook 3, Megan Bovenzi 2, Nikki Lawrence 2, Rachel Coyle.
McDaniel: McDonald 2.
Messiah: Bovenzi, Elizabeth Graham.
Shots: Mc 33, Me 27. Ground Balls: Mc 8, Me 8. Goalies: Mc (Leanne Hollinger 60:00 – 10 saves, 12 GA); Me (Jen Venter 60:00 – 12 saves, 13 GA). Caused Turnovers: Mc 8, Me 10. Turnovers: Mc 15, Me 14. Draw Controls: Mc 16, Me 11. Free Position: Mc 4 of 7, Me 1 of 2.