No. 14 Maryland Men's Lacrosse Rolls Past Quakers, 9-2

April 18, 2009

Complete Results

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Eight different Terps scored in the Maryland men's lacrosse team's 9-2 victory over Penn Saturday evening at Franklin Field.

The Terps got off to a good start just two minutes into the game when senior Nick Ward took a feed from sophomore Ryan Young in front of the Quaker goal and put in in for a 1-0 Terrapin lead.

It took Maryland 10 minutes to get another tally on the board, but at the 2:55 mark sophomore Grant Catalino skipped a pass from the left side over to the right alley where freshman Jake Bernhardt bounced a shot past Penn goalie Joe Hegener for a 2-0 lead.

The Quakers got on the board with just 15 seconds left in the first on a goal by Craig Andrzejewski, but on the ensuing face-off Maryland regained the momentum thanks to junior long pole Dan Halayko's second goal of the season with just two ticks remaining on a low shot from the left wing off a nice feed from junior Bryn Holmes.

The second quarter started just like the first, but this time it took less than two minutes for Maryland to score. Young again was the trigger man, but it was another senior on the receiving end with Rob Morrison scoring off-side high for his first goal of the season.

The lead grew to four goals at 5-1 with 10:41 on the clock when senior Jeremy Sieverts converted on an extra-man opportunity with the assist going to sophomore Travis Reed.

After a great save at the 8:00 mark junior goalie Brian Phipps drew a slashing penalty from Terry Kennedy that the Terps.converted into a goal when senior Dan Groot found Sieverts on the left wing and he beat Hegener with a quick shot to the top left corner.

The Maryland defense held the Quakers scoreless for 23:06, but that was broken up at the 7:09 mark of the third quarter on a goal by Garvey Heiderman. But the Terrapin offense responded in kind a minute later when Reed ripped a shot from the right wing off an assist from Young; his third of the game.

Fourth-quarter scoring didn't get started until the 8:06 mark with the Terps' third man-up goal. Catalino skipped the ball from the left wing to the right alley where Groot laced a shot low for an 8-2 Maryland lead.

That lead grew to 9-2 less than a minute later when senior Jeff Reynolds score the first unassisted goal of the game on a shot from the right alley.

The defense turned in a stellar effort and was led by Max and Brett Schmidt. The sophomore close defenders each had four groundballs and a caused turnover. Phipps had eight saves in three quarters of work before being relieved by senior Jason Carter.

Holmes had another outstanding outing at the face-off X, winning 10-of-13 face-offs he took and had a game-high eight groundballs.

Maryland (8-5) returns to action on Friday, April 24 against No. 10 North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C. That game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start at Carolina's Keenan Stadium. The Terps, who went 2-1 in ACC play this season, are the No. 1 seed, while the Tar Heels enter the game as the No. 4 seed with a 0-3 conference record.

Game Notes:
• With today's 9-2 win Maryland is now 10-0 all-time vs. Penn.

• Sophomore Grant Catalino's two assists give him 22 multi-point and 19 multi-goal games in his career.

• Sophomore Ryan Young, with two assists, now has 20 multi-point and eight multi-assist games in his career.

• Senior Dan Groot, with three goals, now has seven hat tricks, 23 multi-point and 11 multi-goal games in his career.

• Senior Jeremy Sieverts had two goals and an assist and now has 25 multi-point and 12 multi-goal games in his career.

• The Terps shutout the Quakers in the second anf fourth quarters, marking the sixth and seventh times, respectively, this season that Maryland has held an opponent scoreless in a quarter.

• Maryland held Penn scoreless for 23:06, spanning the first, second and third quarters, and for 22:09, spanning the third and fourth quarters, marking the sixth and seventh time, respectively, this season that the Terps have held an opponent scoreless for 20 minutes or more.