No. 4 Terps Run Past Mount St. Mary's, 17-7

Feb. 26, 2008

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EMMITSBURG, Md. - Freshman Travis Reed totaled five points to lead the No. 4 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a 17-7 win over Mount St. Mary's at a rain-soaked Waldron Family Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

The Terps opened the game with a four-goal blitz in the opening three minutes. Freshman Grant Catalino continued where he left off from the Georgetown game with two goals in the opening salvo. Senior Will Dalton and freshman Ryan Young had the other two tallies for the Terrapins.

Reed continued the onslaught, building the lead to 6-0 for Maryland with the next two Terrapin goals. The Mount cut the lead to 6-2 at the end of the first quarter on goals by Geery Grant and Brendan Harrison.

The second quarter started with a pair of man-up goals from Reed on assists by Dan Groot and Catalion, respectively. Sophomore Adam Sear scored the first of his two goals on the day with an unassisted goal at the 10:48 mark to make the score 9-2. Groot scored his first of the season on a rocket to the upper left corner to finish the Maryland scoring in the first half. Mount St. Mary's picked up a goal from Jim O'Shea to make the score 10-3 at the half.

Sear's second score, off an assist from Groot, came less than two minutes into the third quarter and was followed closely by an unassisted goal by Jeff Reynolds that made the score 12-3. A goal by the Mount's Dan Mohr at the 7:50 mark set off another three-goal spurt for the Terps to end the third period with Young, Catalino and Groot picking up the scores on assists by Dean Hart, Brett Weiss and Reed, respectively.

The Mount began the fourth with a goal by Joe Derwent at the 12:22 mark. Maryland upped its lead to 16-5 around the nine-minute mark when Weiss scored his first career goal.

Junior attackman Scott Tompkins finished the scoring for the Terps with his first goal of the season at the 1:56 mark of the fourth off an assist by junior long pole Chris Rhine.

The final scored came as time expired Geery picked up his second goal of the game off an assist by Mohr.

All four of Maryland's goalies saw action with Brian Phipps, Jason Carter and freshman Mark White, who made his collegiate debut, each making one save.

Defensively, Maryland was led by sophomore Bryn Holmes who won 9-of-10 face-offs, caused two turnovers and picked up five groundballs. Junior Mike Griswold chipped in with three caused turnovers and one groundball, while Spencer McAllister and Tony Mendes each had two caused turnovers. Dalton, Reynolds, Max Schmidt, Brian Farrell, Dan Halayko each had three groundballs for the Terps.

Maryland (2-0) returns to action on Saturday, March 1, when it travels to face No. 2 Duke in both teams' ACC opener. That game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start at Koskinen Stadium and will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

Game Notes:
• With today's 17-7 win Maryland is now 8-0 all-time vs. Mount St. Mary's.

• Junior All-American Dan Groot extended his point-scoring streak to six games with two goals and two assists.

• Groot now has six career multi-goal games.