Shoremen Top Terror in Thriller, 9-8

Shoremen Top Terror in Thriller, 9-8

Kaski Scores Game-Winner with 12.8 Seconds Left

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Junior midfielder Shane Kaski (Mosley, VA/Midlothian) scored the game-tying goal with 1:50 remaining and the game-winning goal with 12.8 seconds left as host Washington College topped visiting McDaniel, 9-8, in a Centennial Conference men's lacrosse game this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Shoremen improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play with the win, while the Green Terror fell to 2-3 and 0-1 with the loss.

The Shoremen held a 3-1 lead after the first quarter, but McDaniel evened the score at 3-3 by netting the first two goals of the second. The Shoremen regained the lead when junior midfielder Doug Herdegen (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Dave Lundquist (West Chester, PA/Henderson) with 39 seconds remaining before halftime. The Green Terror evened the score at 4-4 when Nicholas DiBernardo found Gibbs Preston open on the crease for a goal with seven seconds left in the second quarter.

Each team scored once in the third quarter. Junior attackman Josh Perlow (Owings Mills, MD/Boys Latin) scored for Washington with 12:32 left, but the Green Terror answered 16 seconds later when Matt Dean found DJ Rickels for a tally.

Washington built a 7-5 lead early in the fourth as Lundquist scored at 13:49 and assisted on a goal by Herdegen 35 seconds later. Michael Young scored for McDaniel with 12:37 to go and Preston found Rickels for a goal with 7:29 left to even the score. The Green Terror pulled ahead on the only extra-man goal of the game as Preston scored off a JS Duke assist with 3:40 on the clock.

Kaski answered for the Shoremen when he scooped up a ground ball near midfield and sprinted to the goal in an unsettled situation with 1:50 left. His game-winner came from 10 yards out after receiving a feed from Herdegen. McDaniel won the ensuing face-off and called timeout with six seconds left, but could not find the equalizer.

Herdegen finished with two goals and two assists in the win, while Lundquist had a goal and two assists. Kaski added three goals for the Shoremen, while freshman midfielder Patrick Coyle (Reisterstown, MD/Calvert Hall) and sophomore attackman Billy Stafford (White Hall, MD/Hereford) had one goal and one assist each.

Sophomore goalie Peter Stewart (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) made a career-high 20 saves in the win for the Shoremen, including seven in the fourth quarter.

Rickels led McDaniel with three goals, while DiBernardo had two and Preston had a goal and two assists.

McDaniel held a 47-29 advantage in shots in the game, including a 41-18 advantage over the final three quarters.

The Shoremen return to action Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home game against Ursinus.