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Terps' Second-Half Comeback Falls Short in 7-6 Loss to UMBC
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999

May 8, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 9 Maryland men's lacrosse team made a valiant comeback in the second half after trailing 7-2 at halftime, but lost to No. 11 UMBC, 7-6, this afternoon at Byrd Stadium before 2,473.

The Terps scored three goals in a 1:29 span early in the fourth quarter to cut UMBC's lead to 7-6, but were unable to complete the rally as UMBC goalie Andrew Hampson (Baltimore, Md./ Boys Latin) made seven of his 18 saves to secure the win for the Retrievers. With the win, UMBC (11-3), most likely secures a bid to the NCAA Tournament, while the Terrapins (9-5) will await their fate on Sunday as the NCAA Tournament committee will reveal the field of 12 men's lacrosse teams at 3:30 p.m.

UMBC jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter as Josh Hahn (Ellicott City, Md./Loyola) scored with just one second left in the first period. Maryland cut the lead to 5-2 on goals by Marcus LaChapelle (Severna Park, Md./St. Mary's) and Nate Watkins (Elmira, N.Y./Horseheads). Then UMBC's Casey Hard (Bridgeport, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) scored his second and third goals of the game prior to halftime to give his team the 7-2 lead.

Maryland got second-half goals by Mike LaMonica (Lutherville, Md./Calvert Hall), Chris Malone (Timonium, Md./Loyola), LaChapelle and Chris Lamy (Linthicum, Md./North County).

Maryland goalie Kevin Healy (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) made eight saves.

The Terps outshot UMBC, 55-24, including 16-1 in the fourth quarter and picked up 41 of the game's 72 groundballs. The game saw only one on-field penalty called as Maryland's Geoff Burnham (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) was whistled for slashing with 1:38 left in regulation. Maryland won 11 of 16 face-offs behind Brian Haggerty (Lido Beach, N.Y./Long Beach), who won 10 draws.

The Terps await their possible ninth consecutive and 24th overall NCAA Tournament bid Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

GAME SCORING

#11 UMBC (11-3)  4 3 0 0 -- 7
#9 MARLAND (9-5) 0 2 1 3 -- 6

Qtr.-Team Goal Assist Score 1- UMBC Casey Hard Unassisted 1-0 UMBC 1- UMBC Chirs Turner Unassisted 2-0 UMBC 1- UMBC Dan Marohl John Harasym 3-0 UMBC 1- UMBC Josh Hahn Unassisted 4-0 UMBC 2- UMBC Charlie Gibson Unassisted 5-0 UMBC 2- MD M. LaChapelle Unassisted 5-1 UMBC 2- MD Nate Watkins Unassisted 5-2 UMBC 2- UMBC Casey Hard (2) Jeffrey Ratcliffe 6-2 UMBC 2- UMBC Casey Hard (3) Chris Turner 7-2 UMBC 3- MD Mike LaMononica Unassisted 7-3 UMBC 4- MD Chris Malone Unassisted 7-4 UMBC 4- MD M. LaChapelle (2) Unassisted 7-5 UMBC 4- MD Chris Lamy Chris Malone 7-6 UMBC

INDIVIDUAL SCORING

Maryland Scorers Goals-Asst.-Pts.
Marcus LaChapelle   2-0-2
Chris Malone        1-1-2
Nate Watkins        1-0-1
Mike LaMonica       1-0-1
Chris Lamy          1-0-1

UMBC Scorers Goals-Asst.-Pts. Casey Hard 3-0-3 Chris Turner 1-1-2 Dan Marohl 1-0-1 Josh Hahn 1-0-1 Charlie Gibson 1-0-1 John Harasym 0-1-1 Jeffrey Ratcliffe 0-1-1

GOALIES Maryland Goalies Saves GA Min. Kevin Healy 8 7 60:00

UMBC Goalies Saves GA Min. Andrew Hampson 18 6 60:00

ATTENDANCE: 2, 473

TEAM STATS

Category        Maryland    UMBC
Shots           55          24
Saves           8           18
Face-Offs       11/16       5/16
Groundballs     41          31
Clears          22/34       23/33
Extra-Man Opp.  0/1         0/1
Penalties       1/1:00      1/0:30



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