April 18, 2006
College Park, Md. - A dozen Terps scored goals in the fourth-ranked University of Maryland men's lacrosse team's 18-2 victory over Sacred Heart Tuesday afternoon in Byrd Stadium.
Leading the way for the Terrapins was senior Tewaaraton Trophy nominee Joe Walters, who is closing in on the school's all-time points and goals scored records. The three-time All-American scored three goals and added an assist to bring his career totals to 145 goals and 211 points, leaving him five goals and nine points away from the school records.
All seven of Maryland's offensive starters scored at least one goal. Seniors Bill McGlone and Xander Ritz and sophomore Max Ritz each scored twice and added assists, while junior Michael Phipps had a goal and an assist. Senior All-American Brendan Healy also chipped in a goal.
The Terrapins' starting defense unit, which dominated Johns Hopkins last Saturday, turned in a workman-like performance. Junior All-America goalie Harry Alford had to make only three saves in 30 minutes of work. The starting defense of Joe Cinosky, Ray Megill and Steve Whittenberg held the Pioneers scoreless for the first two quarters and allowed only five Sacred Heart shots.
Maryland (8-3/2-1 ACC) got seven goals from its reserves with freshman attackman Scott Tompkins leading the way with two goals for the first multi-goal game of his college career.
The Terps got two goals from their second midfield as junior Travis Holmes scored for the second-straight game and freshman Dan Groot tallied his fourth goal of the season. Sophomore middie Drew Evans also played on the second unit and picked up his third assist in the last two games.
The third midfield unit also chipped in with three points on senior Michael Hartofilis second goal of the season, Thomas Alford scored his first of the year and senior Brent Hargest picked up his first career assist.
Capping off the scoring for Maryland was junior attackman Jon Beard. The 2005 JUCO player of the year scored his first goal as a Terp with just over a minute left in the fourth quarter off an assist from junior Jay Feeley, the second of his career.
A trio of defensive players even got into the scoring column for the Terps. Junior long-pole Ryan Clarke notched his third assist of the season, while sophomores Jacob Baxter and Ryne Adolph each collected their first career assists.
The catalyst for Maryland was an outstanding effort by its face-off men, who won 15 of 24 at the X. Senior face-off specialist David Tamberrino won 10 of 13 draws in a little over a half of work. He is now just 10 wins away from 250 for his career. Sophomore Will Dalton also had a good day facing-off, winning three out of five.
For the game, Maryland outshot the Pioneers 53-21 and was just as dominating on the ground, picking up 36 groundballs to Sacred Heart's 25. McGlone led the groundball-effort with four, while sophomore long-pole Charlier Wiggins and Tamberrino each had three.
The Pioneers (2-10/2-3 CAA) got back-to-back goals from Peter Greco and Kevin Walker in the third quarter for their only two scores of the game.
The Terrapins do not play again until Friday, April 28, when they take on North Carolina in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Face-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
With today's 18-2 win Maryland is now 1-0 all-time vs. Sacred Heart.
With three goals and an assist, Joe Walters extended his point scoring streak to 44 games.
Walters now has 31 hat tricks, 39 multi-goal games and 49 multi-point games in his career.
With his four points on the day, Walters passed Frank Urso for third place on the school's career points list. Walters now stands at 211 points, behind only Bob Boniello (219) and Ray Altman (214).
Xander Ritz extended his point scoring streak scoring to 28 games with two goals and an assist.
Ritz now has 16 multi-goal and 38 multi-point games in his career.
Max Ritz scored two goals and added an assist and now has nine multi-goal games and 10 multi-point games in his career.
Max and Xander Ritz have now scored goals in the same game on seven occasions.
Bill McGlone's two-goal, one-assist game gives him 18 multi-goal games and 21 multi-point games in his career.
McGlone also extended his goal-scoring streak to 11 games.
When Walters and McGlone score goals in the same game Maryland is now 30-11.
The Maryland defense held the Pioneers scoreless in the first, second and fourth quarters, upping its season total of scoreless quarters to 14.