April 28, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 7 Maryland held off a feisty Yale team, defeating the Bulldogs on Senior Night at Byrd Stadium, 12-9. Senior captain Brian Zeller (Forest Hill, Md.) had his best game of the season as he posted a season-high four goals including the decisive game-winner to make the game 10-8 with 11 seconds left in the third quarter. Zeller added his fourth goal to make it 11-8 early in the fourth. Zeller's first goal of the game, which came with nine seconds left in the first quarter was the 100th point of his Maryland career. After tonight's game, he has 68 goals and 35 assists for 103 points in his career.
Freshman attacker Mike Mollot (Holbrook, N.Y.) set his career high in scoring recording six points -- all in the first half as he scored Maryland's second and third goals and assisted in the first, fourth, sixth and eight goals as Maryland (9-4) built a 9-6 halftime lead.
Junior midfielder Chris Malone (Timonium, Md.) extended his personal point-scoring streak to 17 games, dating back to last season, as he scored twice in the first half. Maryland senior Geoff Burnham (Vestal, N.Y.), playing his final regular-season home game at Byrd Stadium, scored just his fourth career goal with one second left in the first half. The Terps other goals came from Mike LaMonica (Lutherville, Md.), which opened Maryland's scoring, Matt Urlock (Lutherville, Md.), who scored his 10th goal in the last six games and Mike Morsell (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.), who closed the Maryland scoring with his career-high ninth goal.
Yale (8-5) fought hard throughout the game, cutting the lead to 9-8 with two quick goals to open the third quarter as Brian Hunt scored his second goal of the game and Todd Merchak tallied 1:37 into the second half to bring Yale within one. Hunt led all Bulldogs with six points with two goals and four assists. Mike Morris added two goals.
In nets, Pat McGinnis (Ellicott City, Md.) made 12 saves while Yale goalie Eric Wenzel posted 13 saves.
The Terps close out the regular season at intra-state rival UMBC on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. in Catonsville, Md. The Terps will then await the 2000 NCAA Tournament bids which will be unveiled on May 7.
GAME SCORING YALE (8-5) 2 4 2 1 -9 No. 7 MARYLAND (9-4) 5 4 1 2 -12
Qtr.-Time Team, Goal (Assist) Yale-Md. 1-11:51 Yale, Mike Scaglione (Brian Hunt) 1-0 1-9:49 Maryland, Mike LaMonica (Mike Mollot) 1-1 1-8:35 Maryland, Mike Mollot (Unassisted) 1-2 1-4:38 Maryland, Mike Mollot (Unassisted) 1-3 1-2:41 Yale, Chris McIntyre (Ryan Floyd) 2-3 1-1:04 Maryland, Chris Malone (Mike Mollot) 2-4 1-0:09 Maryland, Brian Zeller (Unassisted) 2-5 2-14:15 Yale, Brian Hunt (Marko Lujic) EMO 3-5 2-11:21 Yale, Mike Morris (Briant Hunt) 4-5 2-9:27 Maryland, Matt Urlock (Mike Mollot) 4-6 2-4:29 Maryland, Chris Malone (Unassisted) 4-7 2-2:35 Yale, Ryan Floyd (Brian Hunt) 5-7 2-0:57 Maryland, Brian Zeller (Mike Mollot) 5-8 2-0:32 Yale, Mike Morris (Brian Hunt) 6-8 2-0:01 Maryland, Geoff Burnham (M. LaChapelle) 6-9 3-14:21 Yale, Brian Hunt (Unassisted) 7-9 3-13:23 Yale, Todd Merchak (Unassisted) 8-9 3-0:11 Maryland, Brian Zeller (Andrew Combs) 8-10 4-11:25 Maryland, Brian Zeller (Unassisted) 8-11 4-3:40 Maryland, Mike Morsell (Unassisted) 8-12 4-3:08 Yale, Patrick Moylan (Chris McIntyre) 9-12
TEAM STATS Category Yale Maryland Shots 22 37 Saves 13 12 Face-Offs 13/24 11/24 Groundballs 46 64 Clears 12/23 22/26 EMO 1/6 1/2 Penalties 2/2:00 7/5:00
INDIVIDUAL SCORING Yale Scorers Goals-Asst.-Pts. Brian Hunt 2-4-6 Mike Morris 2-0-2 Ryan Floyd 1-1-2 Chris McIntyre 1-1-2 Todd Merchak 1-0-1 Patrick Moylan 1-0-1 Mike Scaglione 1-0-1 Marko Lujic 0-1-1
GOALIES Yale Saves GA Min. Eric Wenzel 13 12 60:00
Maryland Saves GA Min. Pat McGinnis 12 9 60:00