DURHAM, N.C.-- The sixth-ranked Maryland men's lacrosse team outscored seventh-ranked Duke five to one in the final quarter en route to an impressive 15-9 victory in Durham, N.C. Terp senior midfielder Frank Radin scored a career-high four goals as the Terps opened their 1998 ACC season successfully.
The Blue Devils built a 5-3 lead midway through the second quarter only to see Maryland score five unanswered goals. Maryland junior All-America attackman Scott Hochstadt keyed the Terps surge, scoring four first-half goals.
Terp sophomore goalie Kevin Healy proved to be the difference as he stopped a career-best 22 shots in making only his third career start.
The Maryland defense also Duke's offense in check all day by holding the Blue Devils' John Fay, a pre-season ACC MVP favorite, to zero points. The Blue Devils were also shut out on five extra-man opportunities.
The Terps avenged two 1997 losses to their ACC foe; the game also pitted two of last year's NCAA semifinalists.
Maryland improved its record to 2-0 (1-0 ACC), while the Blue Devils fell to 0-1(0-1 ACC). The Terps will begin a three-game home stand when they host Towson University on Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. in Byrd Stadium.
Goals: M- Frank Radin (4), Scott Hochstadt (4), Brian Zeller (2), Matt Hahn (1), Andrew Whipple (1), Brian Reese (1), Bill Ruhl (1), Bob Hanna (1); D- T. J. Durnan (2), Jared Frood (2), Adam Dretler (1), Greg Patchak (1), Nick Hartofilis (1), Scott Diggs (1).
Assists: Bob Hanna (3), Andrew Whipple (1), Brian Zeller (1); D- John O'Donnell (1), Scott Diggs (1), Chris Kakel (1), Jason Frood (1).
Saves: M- Kevin Healy (22); D- Craig Sayffer (16), Matt Breslin (1).