April 21, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Behind Brian Zeller's (Forest Hill, Md.) first multi-goal game of the season and Brian Carroll's (East Rockaway, N.Y.) solid play on face-offs the Maryland Terrapins advanced to the ACC Championship game for the first time since 1998 with a tight 7-6 win over No. 6 Duke on a rainy Friday night at Byrd Stadium. Maryland held off Duke in the fourth quarter, which on three occasions cut the Terps lead to one goal (5-4, 6-5 and the final 7-6).
Maryland jumped out to a 3-1 lead on first-quarter goals by Zeller, Chris Malone (Timonium, Md.) and Mike Morsell (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.). Duke tied the game at the half on a pair of goals from Terrence Keaney and T.J. Durnan, to make it 3-3.
Maryland took the lead for good as Matt Urlock (Lutherville, Md.) scored his seventh goal in four games to put the Terps up 4-3 with 9:31 left in the third quarter. The Terps' fourth-quarter goals came from Mike LaMonica (Lutherville, Md.), who made it 5-3, Zeller who made it 6-4 with 12:37 left in regulation and Marcus LaChapelle (Severna Park, Md.), who gave the Terps a 7-5 lead.
Carroll was a major story for the Terps as he won his first eight face-offs through the first three quarters and finished with a career-high 11 wins on 15 draws. What makes Carroll's work even more impressive is that he did much of his work against Duke's Scott Bross, who came into the game having won 65.5 percent of his face-offs, to rank third in the nation in draws. Bross won just three of 12 face-offs.
The game was the third straight one-goal game between the ACC rivals, but the first Maryland has won. The Terps advance to the ACC final for just the fourth time ever. Two of those other appearances came in the only other two ACC Tournaments to be held at Byrd Stadium in 1992 and 1993.
Maryland will take on No. 1 Virginia, a 17-16 double-overtime winner over North Carolina earlier on Friday. The title game will take place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and be broadcast live on HTS.
GAME SCORING #9 MARYLAND (8-3) 3 0 1 3 --7 #6 DUKE (8-4) 1 2 0 3 --6
Qtr.-Time Team, Goal (Assist) UM-DU 1-13:32 Duke, T.J. Durnan (Craig Schubert) 0-1 1-11:16 Maryland, Brian Zeller (Unassisted) 1-1 1-10:11 Maryland, Chris Malone (Unassisted) 2-1 1-1:20 Maryland, Mike Morsell (Mike Mollot) 3-1 2-5:12 Duke, Terrence Keaney (Unassisted) 3-2 2-0:13 Duke, T.J. Durnan (Unassisted) 3-3 3-9:31 Maryland, Matt Urlock (Brian Zeller) 4-3 4-14:08 Maryland, Mike LaMonica (Mike Mollot) 5-3 4-13:28 Duke, Nick Hartofilis (Jared Frood) 5-4 4-12:37 Maryland, Brian Zeller (Unassisted) 6-4 4-9:49 Duke, Nick Hartofilis(Jared Frood) EMO 6-5 4-5:39 Maryland, Marcus LaChapelle (Brian Zeller) 7-5 4-4:47 Duke, Chris Hartofilis (Unassisted) 7-6
TEAM STATS Category Maryland Duke Shots 10-5-9-6=30 5-5-6-7=23 Saves 0-2-2-1=5 4-2-3-1=10 Face-Offs 12/17 5/17 Groundballs 15-15-9-12=51 9-6-7-9=31 Clears 20/24 8/15 Extra-Man Opp. 0/4 1/1 Penalties 1/0:30 4/3:00
Duke Scorers Goals-Asst.-Pts. T.J. Durnan 2-0-2 Nick Hartofolis 2-0-2 Jared Frood 0-2-2 Chris Hartofolis 1-0-1 Terrence Keaney 1-0-1 Craig Schubert 0-1-1
GOALIES Maryland Saves GA Min. Pat McGinnis 5 6 60
Duke Goalies Saves GA Min. Matt Breslin 10 7 60