April 4, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- No. 1 Maryland exploded to score a season-high 21 goals en route to a convincing 21-7 victory over No. 14 Navy this afternoon at Byrd Stadium. The victory makes this year's seniors the winningest class in school history as it earned its 41st win since coming to College Park in 1995.
The game was never in jeopardy as the Terps scored on their first three shots and led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter. Maryland led 10-6 at the half and 18-4 after three quarters as well.
The 14-goal margin of victory was the largest Maryland win in a series that began in 1912. The Terps received goals from 14 different players, including three from Matt Hahn and Marc Sullivan.
Hahn's three goals gave him 120 for his career and moved him into sole possession of fourth place on the school's all-time list. He also extended his consecutive point scoring streak to 53 games.
Junior All-America Scott Hochstadt led Maryland in scoring, netting a career-high tying six points on two goals and four assists. Hochstadt leads the team with 29 points via 12 goals and 17 assists.
Maryland extended its winning streak to eight, the longest in the nation. The Terps have won 13 of their last 14 games dating back to April 26, 1997.
Redshirt junior goalie Sean Keenan announced he will not return to the team next year. He is scheduled to graduate in December and will forego his final season of eligibility.
No. 1 Maryland improves to 8-0 (3-0 ACC), while Navy Falls to 5-4. The Terps travel to Baltimore next Saturday night to resume the greatest rivalry in lacrosse as they take on No. 4 Johns Hopkins at 7 p.m. The game will be televised live on WMAR TV as the second game of the first annual IKON Lacrosse Classic and will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Scoring 1 2 3 4 Final Navy 0 2 2 3 7 Md. 6 4 8 3 21