March 19, 2005
College Park, Md. -
National player of the year candidate Joe Walters matched a career-high with six goals and All-American Bill McGlone found the back of the net a career-high five times, as Maryland scored the first five goals after halftime to pull away from in-state foe UMBC 16-10 Saturday afternoon at Byrd Stadium. The Terrapins (4-1) have won six straight meetings over the Retrievers (1-4).
The two juniors ignited the Terps' attack early, scoring three unassisted goals in the opening 2:57, and McGlone tallied his fifth career hat trick on a score less than five minutes into the game.
After falling behind 6-2 after the opening stanza, UMBC crept to within one goal twice late in the second quarter, but Walters registered his fourth goal of the game with just nine seconds left before halftime, giving the Terps an 8-6 lead at the break.
With just a two goal lead, Maryland stormed out of the locker room, getting five straight goals from Brendan Healy, Ian Healy, Michael Hartofilis and a pair by Walters that gave Maryland a commanding 13-6 cushion.
The Terrapins' offensive attack was keyed by a strong performance in the face-off circle by David Tamberrino, Thomas Alford and Will Dalton. Tamberrino finished 14-of-18 in the faceoff circle, Alford won 4-of-6 and Dalton was successful on 2-of-5 attempts.
Defensively, Maryland got stroung outings from long-stick defensive midfielder Ryan Clarke, who set a career high with six groundballs, and sophomore Ray Megill, who caused two turnovers and picked up one groundball.
Pacing the Retrievers were Drew Westervelt and Brendan Mundorf, who each registered five points on two goals and three assists.
Maryland returns to action on Tuesday, March 22, when it takes on the Dartmouth Big Green at St. Andrews School in Boca Raton, Fla. Face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
With today's 16-10 win Maryland is 22-4 all-time vs. UMBC.
Today's game was Coach Dave Cottle's 50th as Maryland's head coach. He has an overall record of 38-12 (.760) as the Terps' coach.
Maryland is 19-5 in games in which Walters and McGlone score a goal in the same game.
Walters tied his career high in points with seven (6 goals, 1 assist). Prior to today he hitr the seven point mark on two occasions - a three goal, four assist game vs. Bucknell and a six goal one assist outing vs. Virginia, both in 2004.
Brendan Healy set a career high with four points on two goals and two assists, which also tied his career best in that category.
Ian and Brendan Healy each scored goals vs. UMBC. The brothers have now scored goals in the same game seven times.