Swarthmore vs. Mcdaniel
April 9, 2005
The Game Story:
Swarthmore, PA--Brad Baer scored his second goal of the game with 14 seconds
remaining to give McDaniel (4-5, 1-3) a 9-8 Centennial Conference victory
over Swarthmore (4-4, 1-2) on Clothier Fields this afternoon.

The game was a see-saw battle that featured six ties and four lead changes.
McDaniel jumped out in front as Steve Hoffman scored the first of four goals
on the day off a Cory Nellissen assist at 11:18 of the first. Jeff Donlea
'05 tied the game on a Ryan McKenna '07 feed at 7:00. The Green Terror
countered quickly as Kolyn Kirby scored his team-leading 24th goal of the
season just 37 seconds later. Tom Coughlin '05 tied the game at 2-2 with
5:26 remaining and Jay Charles '07 ripped a shot past Terror keeper Chad
Schell just before the horn sounded ending the first quarter to give the
Tide a 3-2 lead.

Kirby added his second goal of the game at 13:04 to tie the game at 3-3 and
a Matthew Buschman goal at 7:40 reclaimed the lead for the Terror. The
Garnet continued to put pressure on Schell as the offense held a 14-5 shot
advantage in the quarter but managed to score only one goal when Gavin
Nurick '07 tickled the twine with 3:10 remaining to send the squads into the
break deadlocked at 4-4.

The Garnet grabbed the lead again when McKenna scored off a Coughlin feed at
12:48. Hoffman struck again when he won the draw and scored just 11 seconds
later to even the game at 5-5 and Baer made it 6-5 when he scored unassisted
at 11:22. The duo then combined to give McDaniel a 7-5 lead when Hoffman
scored off a Baer feed at 8:16. Jeff Donlea '05 stopped the bleeding when he
added a goal off a Coughlin feed at 6:14 to make it a 7-6 game. Hoffman then
scored his fourth of the game just 45 seconds later to give McDaniel a 8-6
lead after three quarters.

Tim Chryssikos '05 cut the lead to one when he scored his team leading 20th
goal of the season at 9:25 and Coughlin tied the game on a man-up goal with
6:18 remaining. Coughlin received a Chryssikos pass on the crease just left
of Schell and deposited the ball behind his back into the upper left corner
for one of the prettiest goals of the season.

From there, the Garnet had several chances to take a lead but Schell was
equal to the test making a big save with less than a minute to go. For the
game he recorded 23 saves and the Garnet held a 57-19 shot advantage. Frank
Mazzucco '08 recorded five saves in goal for the Garnet.

Swarthmore returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Richard Stockton
for a 7:30 contest that was rescheduled from March 23.