STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Connor Kelly scored a career-high six goals and Dan Morris made eight second half saves to lead the No. 2 Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a gritty 13-12 road victory at No. 18 Penn State Sunday night.
Kelly has made a habit of stepping up against the Nittany Lions (7-4, 1-1), totaling 18 goals over his last four games against Penn State. It was the first six-goal game for a Terrapin since Grant Catalino scored six against UMBC in 2011.
It was a complete victory on both ends of the field for Maryland (8-1, 2-0), which moved to 9-1 on the season and 2-0 in Big Ten Conference play.
Trailing at halftime for the first time all season, the Terps responded in positive fashion by outscoring Penn State, 8-6, in the second half. Maryland came into the game having trailed for just four minutes and 29 seconds the entire season.
Redshirt freshman Logan Wisnauskas notched a hat trick, including back-to-back daggers during a massive 3-0 swing in the fourth quarter that gave the Terps a 12-10 advantage. Wisnauskas now has 24 goals on the season, which ties Andrew Whipple for 10th among freshmen in program single-season history.
Senior Adam DiMillo was everywhere for Maryland throughout the game, picking up a career-high five ground balls.
The Terps return to Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium for the first time in a month when they host Rutgers Sunday, April 15, at 7:00 pm.