May 2, 1998
BALTIMORE, MD - #18 UMBC (9-4) staked its claim to receive a bid to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament as they stunned #1 Maryland (11-2), 12-8, before 1,557 fans at UMBC Stadium.
The Retrievers won nine of their final eleven games, including wins over Maryland and #9 Georgetown. All four losses were by three goals.
With the game tied 8-8, junior attackman Chris Turner converted a feed from defensemen Zach Burke on a fast break to give UMBC a 9-8 lead with 3:36 remaining. Just 45 seconds later, Turner fed senior midfielder John McDonell, whose hard shot through the Terps' goalie Kevin Healy. Forty seconds later, sophomore attackman Dan Marohl finished on a fast break, and Turner scored agaions with four seconds remaining to seal the victory.
McDonnell scored four goals for the Retrievers, while Turner added a pair of goals and three assists. Marohl and Tim Hahn also scored twice for UMBC. Senior attackman Matt Hahn scored four goals to lead Maryland, while junior attackman Scott Hochstadt added two goals and three assists.
UMBC started strongly, taking a 3-1 lead on a pair of goals by McDonnell and one from Tim Hahn in the first 11:16 of the game. But Maryland fought back to tie the game at halftime, 5-5, on a goal by Bob Hanna with eight seconds left in the half. Matt Helm tallied twicew in the first 5:07 of the third period to give Maryland its first lead of the game, but UMBC scored three straight goals, before Matt Hahn tied the game at 8-8 with 6:36 left to play.
Maryland outshot UMBC, 45-32, but Retriever goalie Andrew Hampton made 14 saves. Healy recorded six saves for the Terps. Maryland also dominated the face-offs, winning 15 of 21. Turner's five points gives hime 162 for his career, now fourth on UMBC's all time list.
MD (11-2) 2 3 2 1 - 8 UMBC (9-4) 3 2 1 6 - 12