No. 6 Terps Roll Past Penn, 21-6, At "The Linc" Saturday Evening

May 7, 2005

Complete Results

Philadelphia, Pa. - The sixth-ranked Maryland men's lacrosse team scored early and often en route to a 21-6 victory over the Penn Quakers Saturday evening at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

All-American midfielder Bill McGlone got the Terps on the board less than three minutes into the game, scoring on a bounce shot the skipped past Denis Cole for a 1-0 Maryland lead. Senior Dave Matz, who started his fifth game of the season, upped the lead to 2-0 a minute later with a laser-like shot into the upper left corner of the Penn net.

The Healy brothers then scored back-to-back goals to give Maryland a 4-0 lead in the first quarter. Brendan Healy scored at the 7:01 mark when his shot trickled into the goal despite Cole getting a piece of the ball. Ian Healy then scored at 5:43 when All-American Joe Walters drew the attention of the Quaker defense and fed Healy for a wide-open shot just outside the crease.

The Quakers got on the board just 11 seconds later with the final score of the quarter when Patrick Rogers found Zandy Reich who scored his ninth goal of the season to cut the lead to 4-1.

Maryland came out firing again at the start of the second quarter. Walters scored his team-leading 28th goal of the season off an assist from senior midfielder Andrew Schwartzman. Junior Xander Ritz scored just 10 seconds after Walters' goal for a 6-1 Terrapin lead.

Penn answered back a minute and a half later when Luke Dixson scored, but Maryland kept up the offensive pressure. Freshman attackman Max Ritz scored for the fourth straight game at the 11:19 mark for a 7-2 Terps lead. Freshman midfielder Will Dalton then scored his second goal of the season to make the score 8-2 off a pass from fellow freshman Drew Evans, who picked up his first collegiate assist, at the 10:50 mark.

The game remained 8-2 until the 7:17 mark when Brendan Healy raced through the left side of the Quaker defense and fired a shot past Cole for a 9-2 Terrapin lead. McGlone then scored his second of the game on an unassisted goal to push the lead to 10-2.

Penn answered back at 2:35 of the second quarter when Greg Voight threaded a pass from the lower right, through the crease to a wide open Brian Amen, who laced a high shot past Maryland goalie Harry Alford.

That score would not hold long as Walters found junior midfielder Ryan Lang open in front of the Penn net and Lang beat Cole for his first college goal and an 11-3 Maryland advantage.

Penn started the third quarter by forcing a Maryland turnover, which Quaker midfielder Alan Eberstein converted into a Penn goal at 13:27. The Terps came right back with a couple of possessions that lead to the first-career goal for freshman Andrew Urquhart and a 12-4 Maryland advantage.

Sophomore midfielder Jay Feeley became the tenth different Terrapin to score a goal when he took a pass from Xander Ritz and beat Quaker goalie Greg Klossner for a 13-4 Maryland lead, which is how the third quarter would end.

The fourth quarter started much like the third. Klossner made the save on a Dalton shot, which started a Penn fast break. P.J. Gilbert worked a flawless give-and-go with David Andrzejewski and beat Terp goalie Teddy Murphy for the goal. Andrzejewski would add a goal of his own at the 11:50 mark to cut the lead to 13-6.

Maryland answered Penn's consecutive goals with two of its own when senior midfielder Andrew Schwartzman and sophomore midfielder Chris Feifs scored back-to-back goals 25 seconds apart to extend Maryland's lead to 15-6. For Feifs it was the first goal of his college career.

Maryland then reeled off seven straight goals off scores from Feifs, Brent Hargest, Matt Aksionoff, Feeley, another from Hargest and the first from Patrick Howell for a 21-6 Maryland victory. For Aksionoff, who has struggled through several injuries during his four seasons in College Park, it was the first goal of his career.

Game Notes:
• With today's 21-6 win, Maryland is 6-0 all-time vs. Penn.

• Ten different Terps scored goals. Against Georgetown in the season opener 11 different Terps scored goals.

• Five Terps (Matt Aksionoff, Jay Feeley, Chris Feifs, Ryan Lang, Andrew Urquhart) scored the first goals of their collegiate careers in today's game.

• The 21 goals scored were the most by Maryland since a 21-7 win over Navy in College Park in 1998. It is the first time the Terps have scored 20 or more goals on the road since a 20-12 win at Cornell in 1995.

• Joe Walters' assist of Ian Healy's first-quarter goal extended his point scoring streak to 30 games.

Xander Ritz extended his point scoring streak to 14 games with his second-quarter goal.

• Xander and Max Ritz each scored a goal, marking the fourth consecutive game they have scored points in the same game at Maryland.

• Brendan and Ian Healy scored in the same game for the ninth time in their careers.

• When McGlone and Walters score goals in the same game the Terps are now 22-8.