Mcdaniel vs. Dickinson
April 6, 2004
The Game Story:
Westminster, MD --- MLAX: Dickinson Ends 29-Year Drought at McDaniel

Dickinson College knocked of host McDaniel College 9-8 to end a 29 game slump against the Green Terror. The last Dickinson win in the series came back in 1974 when the Red Devils took a 7-5 win. The win was just the Devils fifth in 39 meetings.

The two teams traded goals with McDaniel getting on the board first. Jeremy Freed (Baltimore / Boysí Latin), who assisted on the first goal gave McDaniel a 2-1 edge with 7:52 remaining in the first quarter. That lead would stand for a little less than six minutes before Dickinsonís Brian Mohler (Baltimore / Loyola) shoveled in a rebound that was planted five feet in front of keeper Mike Korbaís (Laurel, MD / DeMatha) cage.

Mohlerís goal was the first of four unanswered tallies that spanned approximately 18 minutes. The Green Terrorís Steve Hoffman (Latham, NY / LaSalle) finally solved Dickinsonís defense with 12:38 left in the third quarter, ending a 25-minute, 30-second scoring drought.

Hoffmanís goal was followed 49 seconds later by the first goal of Justin Mersonís (New Windsor, MD / FSK) hat trick to get McDaniel within one. The Red Devilsí Taylor Hale (New Canaan, CT / New Canaan) would extend the back to two goals with 59 ticks left in the third quarter.

McDaniel rallied from the set back, ripping off three-straight goals to open the final quarter. Merson knotted the game at six aside at the 10:03 mark, before Pete Shafferís (Sykesville, MD / S. Carroll) shot tripped up Dickinsonís keeper, Tom Wilson (Bethesda, MD / Episcopal), who scooped the loose rebound trough the crease and into his own net.

Just as McDaniel responded to start the quarter, the Devils mishap rallied the troops. Forty seconds later, Ed Boyd (Owings Mills, MD / Vermont Acad.) sprinted to the Terror cage to make amends by scoring the first of his back-to-back goals. Boyd reclaimed Dickinsonís lead with with 4:32 left to play before Jimmy Long (Garden City, NY / Salisbury) completed his natural hat trick with the extra-man with 2:33 showing. The Terror got an extra man goal of its own with ten seconds remaining, and possessed outside of the box with six seconds left on the clock. McDaniel was unable to direct a shot on the Devils cage.

Dickinson outworked McDaniel for ground balls throughout the contest, scooping 56 loose balls to the Terrorís 35. The Red Devilsí defense limited the Terror to 26 shots, with very few coming from close range. McDaniel held Dickinson to 27 shots. The loss marks the third time this season McDaniel has fallen by a goal.

With the loss, McDaniel falls to 3-5, 1-2, while Dickinson improves to 4-3, 1-1. McDaniel returns to action on Saturday when it faces Salisbury in non-conference play.