McDaniel's defense limited Haverford to three goals and the offense used a four-goal second quarter to notch a 7-3 win in the Centennial Conference men's lacrosse opener for both teams on Saturday at Kenneth R. Gill Stadium.
Jakob Katzen led the Green Terror (6-3, 1-0 Centennial) with 14 saves in goal, including eight in a fourth quarter in which the Fords (3-4, 0-1) fired off 20 shots.
Michael Long (Hampstead/Boys’ Latin) bounced one in just over a minute later before Micah Brooks ripped a laser late in a shot clock with 4:31 to play for a 4-1 lead.
Jackson Reilly zipped a long-range shot for a man-up marker in the final 30 seconds of the first half. Jackson Kratovil stretched the lead to 6-1 with 12:23 to play in the third quarter before the Fords snapped a 36-minute, 8-second scoring drought.
After a three-minute, nine-shot attack came up empty for the Fords, Brooks stretched the lead to four with a tough-angle shot with just 3:40 to play.
The defense kept Haverford off balance and Katzen made four of his saves in the waning minutes to earn the victory.
McDaniel returns to action at No. 11 Dickinson on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.
Haverford women 20, McDaniel 11
The Fords scored nine straight goals in the first half en route to beating McDaniel in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
Olivia Geiger led the Green Terror (4-4, 0-1 Centennial) with four goals and an assist. Rina Rosnow paced the Fords (5-1, 1-0) with four goals and an assist of her own.
Trailing 2-0 after goals from Megan Quattrone and Emily Brownawell in the game's first 1:32, Olivia DiRienz converted a free-position goal for the first of her four markers with 25:32 to play in the opening half.
Rosnow and DiRienz each found the back of the net to make it a 3-2 game with 22:47 on the clock.
The Fords reeled off another six in a row to open up a 9-2 lead with 14:21 remaining.
Free-position goals from Quattrone and Abby Blankenship 14 seconds part closed the deficit to 9-4 with 13:19 showing before Rosnow started another three-goal flurry by Haverford in a 53-second span.
After the teams traded goals, Two goals from Rosnow in the final 2:24 of the first half made it a 16-6 game at the break.
Lindsey Farrell won eight draw controls while Olivia Maenner led the defense with two ground balls and two caused turnovers. Brownawell matched Geiger with four goals.
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The Green Terror return to action at home against Washington on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.