March 15, 2005
Lewisburg, Pa. -
Travis Holmes' first-career goal at the 1:14 mark of the third quarter started the fourth-ranked Maryland men's lacrosse team on a six-goal run to propel the Terps to a 14-10 victory over No. 18 Bucknell at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium Tuesday afternoon.
Maryland got out to a quick 2-0 lead, but Bison goalie Matt Baran kept his team in the game, making eight saves in the first quarter. Bill McGlone's eighth goal of the season extended Maryland's lead to 3-1, but Patrick Christianson scored a man-up goal with three seconds left in the first to trim the lead to 3-2.
Bucknell tied the score at 3-3 at 13:37 and took the lead for the only time in the game less than a minute later. Senior Dave Matz scored his second goal of the game, which set a single game best for the senior, to knot the score at 4-4 with 6:07 left in the half. Junior All-American Brendan Healy gave the Terps some momentum heading into halftime with his second goal of the game and a 5-4 Maryland lead.
The second half started out slow, but James Borell and All-American Joe Walters scored back-to-back goals to extend the Terps' lead to 7-4. But the Bison, who trailed No. 2 Navy 7-4 last Saturday before coming back to win the game 8-7 in overtime, scored twice in 27 seconds to cut the lead to 7-6.
That's when Holmes' took a pass from short-stick defensive midfielder Ryan Lang, who earned his first career assist on the goal, and scored the goal that started a 6-0 Maryland scoring run that put the Terps up 13-6. The scoring run was highlighted by sophomore Michael Phipps, who scored two goals and added an assist.
Maryland dominated the game in almost every statistical category, including a 45-29 shooting advantage and a 47-27 lead in groundballs.
McGlone finished the game with four points on two goals and two assists, while Brendan Healy netted his first hat trick of the season and third of his career. Defensively the Terps were lead by Steve Whittenberg and Lang, who picked up six and five groundballs, respectively, while sophomore goalie Harry Alford made 10 saves.
Junior face-off specialist David Tamberrino consistently gave the Terps possession, winning 14 of 22 draws and picking up a game-high nine groundballs.
Maryland returns home for a 1:00 p.m. game vs. UMBC this Saturday, March 19, at Byrd Stadium.
With today's 14-10 win Maryland is 7-0 all-time vs. Bucknell and the Terps are now 2-0 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.
Bill McGlone's goal in the first quarter extended his point and goal scoring streaks to 20.
Walters' goal in the third period extends his goal scoring streak to 20.
Dave Matz's two goals set a new career high. He had previously scored a single goal on seven occasions.
Max Ritz scored his first collegiate goal at 3:48 in the fourth quarter.
Maryland now boasts an all-time record vs. current Patriot League schools of 82-49-1.