March 23, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 2 Maryland men's lacrosse team dominated Butler from start to finish in a 19-4 win at the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex on a chilly Tuesday night. Twelve different Terps scored goals in the game and 17 recorded points in the win. Sophomore Bill McGlone (Swarthmotre, Pa.) led the way with four goals, Joe Walters (Rochester, N.Y.) added five points.
The Terrapins remain perfect at 6-0 heading to No. 4 North Carolina for a showdown this Saturday at Fetzer Field. Butler falls to 5-3 overall.
Maryland scored the game's first 11 goals and went on to run away with the game. The Terrapins used every player on the active roster in the win.
"This is a great game for us as it allows us to play every player on our team," said head coach Dave Cottle. "It was nice for so many players to get their names on the scoresheet. Now we have to turn our attention to North Carolina for that game this Saturday."
As part of the scoring barrage, six different players posted their first career points at Maryland. Freshman midfielder Thomas Alford (Washington, D.C.) netted two goals in the second half. Fellow classmate Mike Brown (West Hartford, Conn.) also scored twice for the second straight game.
A pair of redshirt freshmen Patrick Howell (Arlington, Va.) and Brent Hargest (Cockeysville, Md.) each notched their first career goals in the second half. Freshman Jay Feeley (Phoenix, Md.) picked up his first career point, as he assisted Howell's goal with 7:10 left in regulation. Junior college transfer Terence Dorsey (Baltimore, Md.) netted his first goal as a Terp to close out the scoring. Freshman Chris Feifs (Durham, N.C.) also had his first assist coming off one of his four face-off wins, in the third quarter.
The defense limited its second consecutive opponent to four goals and held its fifth foe in six games to seven goals or less.
It marked the second straight year Maryland posted 53 shots against Butler, outshooting them 53-16 this year. After Butler had the game's first shot, the Terps ripped off the game's next 28 shots spanning the first and second quarters.
The 19 goals are the most since a 19-9 win at UMBC to close the 2002 season on May 4 and the 15-goal margin of victory is the biggest since an 18-0 shutout of Mount St. Mary's on Feb. 26, 2002. The 19 goals are also the second-most scored in Division I lacrosse this season. Navy posted a 21-6 win over Colgate on March 20.
The Terps will head to Chapel Hill later this week for a top-four showdown with No. 4 North Carolina on Saturday at 1 p.m.