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Terps Shut Out Hobart For Three Quarters Before Cruising To 13-6 Win
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 02/23/2002

Feb. 23, 2002

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland lacrosse team opened the Dave Cottle era with what has been the staple of the program for the last few years -- defense. The No. 6 Terps shut out visiting No. 23 Hobart for the first three quarters, building a 9-0 lead, on the way to a 13-6 victory at the Artificial Turf Facility.

Sophomore Dan LaMonica (Parkton, Md.) led the Terps with five points on two goals and three assists, junior Mike Mollot (Holbrook, N.Y.) added three goals and an assist.

"I thought we played very well in the first three quarters. Our defense was strong," said Cottle, who joins all previous seven Maryland lacrosse coaches with victorious debuts with the Terps. "I thought our young midfielders did a great job and Brian Carroll really set the tone with his face-offs."

On face-offs, senior Brian Carroll (East Rockaway, N.Y.) won 12 of his 18 draws, including eight of 11 in the first three periods. Junior goalie Dan McCormick (McLean, Va.), making his first start as a Terp, tallied 14 saves and allowed just three goals before giving way to freshman T.C. Behm (Villanova, Pa.) with four minutes left in regulation.

The win improved Maryland's record to an amazing 73-3-1 all-time in season openers, dating back to the start of the program in 1924. The Terps have won nine straight openers now.

In building the 9-0 lead, Nate Watkins (Elmira, N.Y.) and Dan LaMonica each scored two goals. LaMonica also assisted on three consecutive goals after the Terps went up 1-0 on Watkins first score, just 1:51 into the game. LaMonica fed J.R. Bordley (Vienna, Va.), Matt Brock (Manakin-Sabot, Va.) and Watkins -- for his second -- to make it 4-0 2:05 into the second quarter.

After Alex Poole (Hunt Valley, Md.) made it 5-0, LaMonica scored consecutive goals bridging the second and third quarters to make it 7-0. Craig Hochstadt (Columbia, Md.) and Willy Passavia (Stony Brook, N.Y.) scored to close the third with a 9-0 Terp advantage.

Hobart finally got on the board after taking 15 shots with no success through three quarters as Scott Harvey scored the first of his four goals at the beginning of the fourth period.

The Statesmen offense went to work in the fourth, outscoring the Terps, 6-4. But it was too late as Maryland had built an insurmountable lead. In that quarter, Mike Mollot (Holbrook, N.Y.) recorded a hat trick with three goals over a span of 7:29. Mike LaMonica (Parkton, Md.) also got on the board with a pretty behind-the-head shot to beat Hobart goalie Mike Borsz.

         Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                             2002 MARYLAND LACROSSE
             Hobart vs Maryland (Feb 23, 2002 at College Park, Md.)

Hobart (0-1) vs. Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot Maryland (1-0) ------------------------------------- Date: Feb 23, 2002 Attendance: 2347 Hobart.............. 0 0 0 6 - 6 Weather: Mostly sunny, 55 degrees Maryland............ 3 3 3 4 - 13

Hobart SCORING: GOALS: Scott Harvey 4, John Bogosian 1, Dan Cesere 1. ASSISTS: John Bogosian 1, Kris Shore 1.

Maryland SCORING: GOALS: Mike Mollot 3, Dan LaMonica 2, Nate Watkins 2, Matt Brock 1, Craig Hochstadt 1, Mike LaMonica 1, Willy Passavia 1, Alex Poole 1, J.R. Bordley 1. ASSISTS: Dan LaMonica 3, Paul Gillette 1, Mike Mollot 1, Mike Morsell 1, Willy Passavia 1, Nate Watkins 1.

Shots by period 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Hobart.............. 2 8 5 18 - 33 Maryland............ 19 9 11 10 - 49

Saves by period 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Hobart.............. 7 3 5 2 - 17 Maryland............ 1 3 4 7 - 15

Ground balls by prd 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Hobart.............. 6 6 10 12 - 34 Maryland............ 6 11 11 9 - 37

Face-offs by prd 1 2 3 4 Total --------------------------------------------------- Hobart.............. 1-4 1-3 1-4 6-10 - 9-21 Maryland............ 3-4 2-3 3-4 4-10 - 12-21

Clears by period 1 2 3 4 Total --------------------------------------------------- Hobart.............. 2-5 4-6 5-7 2-4 - 13-22 Maryland............ 3-3 6-7 5-6 2-6 - 16-22

Extra-man opps 1 2 3 4 Total --------------------------------------------------- Hobart.............. 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-3 - 1-5 Maryland............ 0-2 0-1 0-1 1-1 - 1-5

PENALTIES - HOBART 5/4:00, MARYLAND 5/4:30. Officials: Ref-Tom Young, Ump-Andy Motsko, FJ-Dave Sideman.

SCORING SUMMARY: Prd Time Team Type Goal Scorer Assists --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 1st 13:09 MARYLAND EVEN Nate Watkins (1) Unassisted 2. 1st 9:34 MARYLAND EVEN J.R. Bordley (1) Dan LaMonica 3. 1st 2:54 MARYLAND EVEN Matt Brock (1) Dan LaMonica 4. 2nd 12:55 MARYLAND EVEN Nate Watkins (2) Dan LaMonica 5. 2nd 6:46 MARYLAND EVEN Alex Poole (1) Unassisted 6. 2nd 5:36 MARYLAND EVEN Dan LaMonica (1) Nate Watkins 7. 3rd 11:07 MARYLAND EVEN Dan LaMonica (2) Paul Gillette 8. 3rd 9:57 MARYLAND EVEN Craig Hochstadt (1) Unassisted 9. 3rd 8:58 MARYLAND EVEN Willy Passavia (1) Unassisted 10. 4th 14:02 HOBART EVEN Scott Harvey (1) Unassisted 11. 4th 12:04 HOBART EVEN Dan Cesere (1) Unassisted 12. 4th 11:10 MARYLAND EVEN Mike Mollot (1) Willy Passavia 13. 4th 10:17 HOBART UP Scott Harvey (2) John Bogosian 14. 4th 6:56 MARYLAND EVEN Mike Mollot (2) Unassisted 15. 4th 6:18 MARYLAND EVEN Mike LaMonica (1) Mike Mollot 16. 4th 3:41 MARYLAND UP Mike Mollot (3) Mike Morsell 17. 4th 1:12 HOBART EVEN John Bogosian (1) Kris Shore 18. 4th 0:58 HOBART EVEN Scott Harvey (3) Unassisted 19. 4th 0:33 HOBART EVEN Scott Harvey (4) Unassisted



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