Men's Lacrosse: Raiders Prevail in Back-and-Forth Battle

Senior Chris Daley (Photo by Steven Kachilla)
Senior Chris Daley (Photo by Steven Kachilla)

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union men's lacrosse senior Chris Daley (Wilmington, Del/Dupont) scored the game-winning goal in the Purple Raiders' 9-8 win over Washington and Jefferson (Pa.) Wednesday night at Mount Union Stadium. 

Junior Brent Greenberg (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) led the Raiders with four goals, while Daley tallied three in Mount Union's (4-2) win.

Washington and Jefferson's (2-6) Kyle Heinig led the Presidents' with four goals. 

The Presidents notched two goals in the first two and half minutes of the game to take an early lead over the Raiders. Mount Union cut Washington and Jefferson's lead to one, 2-1, when sophomore Kyle Adams (St. Catharines, Ontario/St. Francis Catholic) found the back of the Presidents' goal with 11:03 remaining.

Daley tied the game less than six minutes later to gridlock the score at two as the teams went into the second quarter of play. 

Washington and Jefferson reclaimed the lead 44 seconds into the second period, but Greenberg and Daley scored back-to-back goals to take a 4-3 lead with 3:58 on the clock. 

The Presidents evened the score with 2:14 remaining, but another goal by Greenberg gave the Raiders a 5-4 lead at the break. 

Mount Union fell a goal behind the Presidents, 6-5, after Washington and Jefferson scored two unanswered goals in opening 10 minutes of the third quarter. Greenberg scored his third goal of the night to tie the game at six with 1:35 left. Washington and Jefferson tabbed one more goal during a man-up situation in the quarter to lead the Raiders 7-6 as the teams headed into the final fifteen minutes. 

Sophomore Declan McCartin (Centreville, Md./Queen Annes County) scored a goal less than a minute into the fourth quarter to tie the game before Greenberg followed with another goal to give the Raiders an 8-7 advantage with 13:33 left to play. Washington and Jefferson notched another goal at the 6:29 mark to tie the game one last time, but a final goal by Daley knocked off the Presidents and sealed a 9-8 win for Mount Union. 

The Purple Raiders host Wilmington College on Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at Mount Union Stadium in the team's Ohio Athletic Conference opener.