LaChapelle's Last Minute Goal Gives Terps Win

April 11, 1999

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland's Marcus LaChapelle (Severna Park, Md./St. Mary's) scored off a pass from Andrew Combs (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's) after Combs hit Navy goalie Mickey Jarboe to jar the ball lose, with 1:27 remaining in regulation to give the #7 Maryland Terrapins an exciting 6-5 win over #9 Navy at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Saturday. The Terps secured the win when defenseman Chris Lamy (Linthicum, Md./North Country) knocked the ball out of the stick of Jamie O'Leary with 10 seconds left and lofted the ball downfield to run the clock out.

In a game that was defensive struggle, the Terps got on the board first as Combs scored his seventh goal of the season, to set a single-season career high, with 8:57 left in the first quarter. Navy then retaliated with the next three goals all from Ed McKinnon at the 1:33 mark of the first, the 13:17 mark of the second and at 9:58 of the third to give the Middies a 3-1 lead.

Maryland then responded with three goals in 1:06 span as Brian Zeller (Forest Hill, Md./Loyola), Brian Haggerty (Lido Beach, N.Y./Long Beach) and Nate Watkins (Elmira, N.Y./Horseheads) scored near the end of the third quarter to give the Terps a 4-3 lead.

Navy came back with the tying goal from Adam Borcz and go-ahead goal from Kevin Meehan to take a 5-4 lead with 5:21 left in the game.

But Watkins came back with his second goal of the game, to set a career-high for a single-game, as he rifled a shot past Jarboe with 3:06 left in the game. That set the stage for LaChapelle's game winner.

The Terps outshot the Middies 36-26 and scooped up 53 groundballs as compared to 40 for Navy. Haggerty had a great day in the face-off circle winning 11 of 14 draws as Maryland won 12 of 15 as a team.

Maryland junior goalie Kevin Healy (Manhasset, N.Y./Manhasset) stopped 12 shots including eight in the third quarter to help Maryland to victory.

The Terps return to action in "The War" as #3 Johns Hopkins returns to College Park this Friday, April 16 at 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. on WMAR-TV in Baltimore.

#7 Maryland (7-2)  1 - 0 - 3 - 2 =  6 
#9 Navy (5-4)      1 - 1 - 1 - 2 =  5 

Scoring: Maryland: Nate Watkins 2-0-2, Andrew Combs 1-1-2, Brian Zeller 1-0-1, Brian Haggerty 1-0-1, Marcus LaChapelle 1-0-1, Chris Malone 0-1-1. Navy: Ed McKinnon 3-0-3, Adam Borcz 1-1-2, Kevin Meehan 1-0-1, J.L. Reppert 0-1-1.

Goalies: Maryland: Kevin Healy (12 saves, 5 GA, 60 min), Navy: Mickey Jarboe (17 saves, 6 GA, 60 min)

Team Stats

Shots: Maryland: 7-8-12-9=36, Navy: 5-7-10-4=26. Saves: Maryland: 2-5-8-0=12, Navy: 2-5-7-3=17 Face-Offs: Maryland: 12/15, Navy: 3/15. Groundballs: Maryland: 13-13-15-12=53, Navy: 11-10-8-11=40 Clears: Maryland: 15/20, Navy: 16/20 EMO: Maryland: 0/4, Navy: 0/4 Penalties: Maryland: 4/2:30, Navy: 4/2:30 Att: 3,867