Men's Lacrosse Cruises to 19-10 Win over Penn State

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March 17, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 7 Maryland mens lacrosse team broke open a 10-8 halftime lead outscoring No. 12 Penn State 5-0 in the third quarter and 9-2 in the second half to cruise to a 19-10 victory on Wednesday afternoon. Junior Brian Zeller (Forest Hill, Md./Loyola) scored a career-high five goals, including two in the second half, to lead the Terps.

The Terps (3-1) busted open the game with five unanswered goals in the third quarter with scores from senior Scott Hochstadt (Columbia, Md./Boys Latin), Zeller, freshman Mike LaMonica (Lutherville, Md./Calvert Hall), freshman Beau Pich (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) and senior James Mollica (Massapequa Park, N.Y./St. Anthonys).

The game was a historic one for Hochstadt, who finished with four points including three goals, which moved him into 10th place on the Maryland all-time goal scoring list with 98. Hochtstadt passed Ron Martinello (1977-81) with his second goal of the game at the 8:35 mark of the second quarter.

Sophomore Jon Kemezis (Crofton, Md./DeMatha) added four points with a goal and three assists and LaMonica finished with a career-high three goals for the Terps.

Penn State (2-1) played a tight first half and never trailed by more than three goals and cut the Maryland lead to one on four occasions. The Nittany Lions scoring attack was led by junior Don Mayerhofer (Rockville Center, N.Y./Kellenberg), who was the only Penn State player with multiple goals. Sophomore Ted Holmes (Flourtown, Pa./Germantown) finished with a team-high three points on a goal and two assists.

In the match-up of brothers in the face-off circle, Maryland senior Brian Haggerty (Lido Beach, N.Y./Long Beach) won six of the 11 face-offs against his sophomore brother Penn States Kevin Haggerty (Lido Beach, N.Y./Long Beach). Overall, the teams each won 16 of 32 face-offs. Maryland outshot the Lions 41-30 and won the groundball battle, 47-24.

The Terps improve to 29-0 all-time against Penn State in a series that dates back to 1924, when Maryland started its varsity lacrosse program. Todays game was a make-up of the March 10 postponement, to snow.

The Terps return to action this Saturday, March 20, when they host Cornell at 1 p.m. at Byrd Stadium.

No. 12 Penn St. (2-1) 3 5 0 2 10 
No. 7 Maryland  (3-1) 5 5 5 4 19 

Qtr.-Team Goal Assist Score
1-13:14 UM EM Brian Zeller Marcus LaChapelle UM 1-0
1-11:33 UM Brian Zeller un UM 2-0
1-11:04 PSU Eric Wood Todd Kaiser UM 2-1
1-7:22 UM Chris Malone un UM 3-1
1-6:59 UM EM Scott Hochstadt Dan Hughes UM 4-1
1-6:51 PSU John Cascavage Greg Demos UM 4-2
1-5:08 UM Mike LaMonica Jon Kemezis UM 5-2
1-0:38 PSU Mike Kern John Cascavage UM 5-3
2-14:21 PSU EM Will Driscoll Ted Holmes UM 5-4
2-13:18 UM Brian Zeller un UM 6-4
2-12:20 PSU Don Mayerhofer un UM 6-5
2-12:03 UM Chris Lamy un UM 7-5
2-10:15 PSU Todd Kaiser Ted Holmes UM 7-6
2-8:35 UM Scott Hochstadt Chris Malone UM 8-6
2-7:05 UM Jon Kemezis un UM 9-6
2-6:05 PSU EM Don Mayerhofer Will Drsicoll UM 9-7
2-4:17 UM EM M. LaChapelle Scott Hochstadt UM 10-7
2-2:46 PSU Chris Schiller Sean Huss UM 10-8
3-10:16 UM Scott Hochstadt un UM 11-8
3-7:15 UM EM Brian Zeller Jon Kemezis UM 12-8
3-6:12 UM Mike LaMonica Beau Pich UM 13-8
3-4:46 UM Beau Pich Jeff Shirk UM 14-8
3-2:18 UM James Mollica un UM 15-8
4-11:48 UM EM Brian Zeller Dan Hughes UM 16-8
4-10:52 PSU Ted Holmes un UM 16-9
4-10:21 UM M. LaChapelle Jon Kemezis UM 17-9
4-5:20 UM Beau Pich Mike Morsell UM 18-9
4-4:26 UM EM Mike LaMonica Marc Sullivan UM 19-9
4-1:44 PSU Wes Furchner Mike Haswell UM 19-10

Maryland Scorers Goals-Asst.-Pts. 
Brian Zeller      5-0-5 
Scott Hochstadt   3-1-4 
Jon Kemezis       1-3-4 
Mike LaMonica     3-0-3 
Marcus LaChapelle 2-1-3 
Beau Pich         2-1-3 
Chris Malone      1-1-2 
Dan Hughes        0-2-2 
James Mollica     1-0-1 
Chris Lamy        1-0-1 
Jeff Shirk        0-1-1 
Mike Morsell      0-1-1 
Marc Sullivan     0-1-1 

Penn State Scorers Goals-Asst.-Pts. Ted Holmes 1-2-3 Don Mayerhofer 2-0-2 Eric Wood 1-0-1 John Cascavage 1-1-2 Will Driscoll 1-1-2 Todd Kaiser 1-1-2 Mike Kern 1-0-1 Chris Schiller 1-0-1 Wes Furchner 1-0-1 Greg Demos 0-1-1 Sean Huss 0-1-1 Mike Maswell 0-1-1

GOALIES Maryland Goalies Saves GA Min. Kevin Healy 8 8 45:00 Pat McGinnis 5 2 15:00

Penn State Goalies Saves GA Min. Kevin Keenan 9 14 40:14 Matt Vallone 4 5 16:26 Ian Kupferberg 1 0 3:20

TEAM STATS Category Maryland Penn State Shots 10-10-13-8=41 7-9-5-9=30 Saves 2-1-5-5=13 3-1-7-3=14 Face-Offs 16/32 16/32 Groundballs 6-19-15-7=47 6-5-5-8=24 Clears 26/29 17/21 Extra-Man Opp. 6/12 2/4 Penalties 4/3:30 12/9:00