March 14, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- Senior two-time All-America attackman Matt Hahn scored a season-high four goals as the No. 2 Terps defeated Cornell, 15-8, this afternoon in a windy Byrd Stadium. Hahn stretched his point-scoring streak to 50 games with his third consecutive hat trick and 20th of his career.
After Cornell's Matt Wise knotted the score at 6-6 with an extra-man goal with 5:08 remaining in the second quarter, the Terps proceeded to score seven unanswered goals to put the game out of reach. Cornell employed a ball control office, but Maryland's depth and top-ranked attack proved to be too much for the Big Red.
The Terps won 17 of 25 faceoffs, led by Chris Nohe's 6 of 9 performance and Brian Haggerty's 10 of 14 effort. Maryland also outshot the Big Red 39-32.
The game proved to be Maryland's most physical of the season as both team's combined for 15 penalties. Each squad converted two extra-man opportunities; the Big Red had nine extra-man opportunities to the Terps' six.
Other multiple-goal scorers for the Terps were Andrew Whipple and Scott Hochstadt as each added two. Cornell's Ian Hafner and Matt Wise scored two apiece as well.
Maryland improves to 5-0 (1-0 ACC) and travels to No. 8 North Carolina on Saturday, March 21, for a 2 p.m. faceoff in Chapel Hill, N.C. Cornell fell to 1-3.
CU 4 2 0 2 8 MD 5 3 2 5 15
Goals: CU- Ian Hafner (2), Matt Wise (2), Josh Morgan (1), Adam Shaivitz (1), Pat Dutton (1), Michael Voris (1); Md- Matt Hahn (4), Andrew Whipple (2), Scott Hochstadt (2), Brian Haggerty (1), Bob Hanna (1), Bill Ruhl (1), Chris Malone (1), Brian Zeller (1), Frank Radin (1), Jon Kemezis (1).
Assists: CU- David Key (2), Josh Morgan (1), Ian Hafner (1); Md.- Andrew Whipple (3), Frank Radin (2), Brain Zeller (1), Bill Ruhl (1), Scott Hochstadt (1), Jon Kemezis (1).
Saves- CU- Rich Yost - 6 saves; 15 goals allowed; 58:00, Danny O'Donnell, 2 saves, 0 goals allowed, 2:00; Md- Kevin Healy -10 saves; 6 goals allowed; 51:00; Sean Keenan - 3 saves; 2 goals allowed; 9:00.