WESTMINSTER, Md. – Trailing 3-2 just 4:09 into the game, McDaniel netted nine straight goals to take control of the Centennial Conference (CC) women's lacrosse first-round game, defeating Muhlenberg 18-11 on Thursday.
Danielle Entrot (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) tallied four goals and added four assists to lead the Green Terror (10-7), who won a conference tournament game for the first time since a 22-16 win over Muhlenberg in the first round of the 2008 tournament. With the win, McDaniel advances to the semifinals for the first time since the same year and will face top-seeded and No. 6 Gettysburg in Saturday's first game.
Stephanie Umbach led the Mules (10-7) with six goals while Michelle Certosimo added five assists.
Bridget Bopst (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) went right to goal off directly off one of Maggie Quinn's (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) program record-tying 11 draw control wins, evening the game at 3-all with 25:27 to play in the first half.
Quinn tallied off one of Entrot's helpers to put McDaniel in front for good a minute and a half later.
After a Julia Jacobs (Stevensville, Md./St. Mary's) free-position goal just 26 seconds after that, Entrot tallied three straight for an 8-3 advantage with 20:51 on the clock.
A Monica Parcell (Prospect Park, Md./Interboro) unassisted tally stretched the lead to 9-3 just 28 seconds later.
Entrot then hit Jacbos before scoring off a Quinn feed to cap the 9-0 burst with 17:10 showing.
Goals from Kayleigh Thies and Kelsey Nagle closed the deficit to 11-5 before Jacobs started another three-goal Green Terror run.
Allison Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) and Quinn finished solo runs to stretch the lead to 14-5 with 3:05 showing before Umbach capped the first-half scoring with 34 seconds showing.
A Casey Armstrong goal trimmed the margin to 14-7 just 3:49 into the second half before Karli Zeps (Reisterstown, Md./Seton Keough) and Bopst each finished solo runs 21 seconds apart to reestablish a nine-goal lead with 19:10 on the clock.
The third of four Cerosimo-to-Umbach connections made it 16-8 with 17:09 showing before Sam Barbeito (Wolfsville, Md./Middletown) and Bopst each hit the back of the net for a 10-goal lead with 12:58 showing.
A Thies solo run and pair of Umbach markers in the final 6:47 set the final margin.
Umbach got the scoring started just 1:23 into the game before Bopst and Barbeito scored 28 seconds apart to turn the one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead with 27:49 on the clock.
Armstrong and Umbach tallied back-to-back for the Mules for the early 3-2 lead.
Quinn added two goals and assist to her 11 draws while Barbeito tallied two goals and two assists. Bopst matched Entrot with four goals and added a team-best five ground balls.
Game time at Gettysburg on Saturday is 1 p.m.