April 8, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Freshman attacker Mike Mollot (Holbrook, N.Y.) scored a wraparound goal from behind the Navy net with 5:01 left in regulation to lift No. 7 Maryland to a physical 6-5 victory over No. 11 Navy at Byrd Stadium on Saturday. The score is an exact repeat of the 1999 score when Maryland topped Navy 6-5 in Annapolis. The game pitted two of the best three defensive teams in the nation entering the game as Navy had allowed just 5.88 goals per game and Maryland had given up just 7.25 goals per game. The game lived up to its billing as a defensive battle. The Terps, who recorded their fourth one-goal victory of the season, raised their record to 7-2 while Navy fell to 6-3 overall.
Brian Zeller (Forest Hill, Md.) opened the scoring with the only goal of the first quarter beating Navy goalie Mickey Jarboe with 2:52 left in the quarter. Navy came back with the first two goals of the second quarter from Brandon Cornes and Greg Conklin to take a 2-1 lead with 5:27 left in the first half. But Maryland's Chris Malone (Timonium, Md.) scored successive goals with 4:54 and 44 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Terps a 3-2 lead at intermission.
The teams traded the first two goals of the second half as Jon Brianas and Mike LaMonica (Lutherville, Md.) scored for Navy and Maryland, respectively, to make the score 4-3 Maryland, 2:03 into the second half. The score stood that way until Navy rallied two quick goals late in the third quarter as Adam Borcz and Ed McKinnon scored to give Navy its final lead of the game at 5-4 heading to the fourth quarter.
Maryland tied the game as Matt Urlock (Lutherville, Md.) scored his third goal in two games off a beautiful pass from Mollot with 11:13 left in regulation. That set the stage for Mollot's winner with 5:01 left.
In the cages, Pat McGinnis, (Ellicott City, Md.) once again put in an outstanding performance with 10 saves. Mickey Jarboe made 14 saves for the Midshipmen.
The game featured many big hits and penalties as the teams combined for 12 penalties.
Maryland will return to action on Saturday night , April 15, as they travel to Homewood Field to face arch-rival Johns Hopkins at 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on WMAR-TV and will be part of a doubleheader featuring the Maryland and Johns Hopkins' women's lacrosse teams, which starts at 5:30 p.m.
GAME SCORING #11 NAVY (6-3) 0 2 3 0 --5 #7 MARYLAND (7-2) 1 2 1 2 --6 Qtr.-Time Team, Goal (Assist) USNA-UM 1-2:52 Maryland, Brian Zeller (un) 0-1
3-14:02 Navy, Jon Brianas (Nick Lockwood) 3-3 3-12:47 Maryland, Mike LaMonica (un) 3-4 3-2:31 Navy, Adam Borcz (un) 4-4 3-0:59 Navy, Ed McKinnon (Perry Taylor) 5-4
TEAM STATS Category Navy Maryland Shots 5-7-8-4=24 5-10-6-6=27 Saves 4-7-1-2=14 1-2-4-3=10 Face-Offs 9/15 6/15 Groundballs 10-5-14-7=36 9-15-6-12=42 Clears 14/20 22/23 Extra-Man Opp. 2/8 1/3 Penalties 3/2:30 9/5:30
INDIVIDUAL SCORING Navy Scorers Goals-Asst.-Pts. Eddie McKinnon 1-1-2 Jon Brianas 1-0-1 Adam Borcz 1-0-1 Greg Conklin 1-0-1 Brandon Cornes 1-0-1 Nick Lockwood 0-1-1
GOALIES Navy Goalies Saves GA Min. Mickey Jarboe 14 6 60
Maryland Goalies Saves GA Min. Pat McGinnis 10 5 60