April 2, 2005
Charlottesville, Va. - The fourth-ranked Maryland men's lacrosse team dropped a 10-2 decision to the third-ranked Virginia Cavaliers Saturday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville.
Virginia jumped on top of the Terps 2-0 in the first few minutes of the game and could not recover. The Cavaliers led the game 5-0 at halftime.
Virginia extended its lead to 6-0 early in the third quarter, but All-America attackman Joe Walters got the Terps on the board at the 4:51 mark with his team leading 19th goal of the season.
Maryland continued to scrap its way back into the game and Xander Ritz scored his sixth goal of the season with 12:29 remaining in the fourth to trim the lead to 6-2. But that was as close as the Terps would get on the afternoon. Virginia reclaimed a five-goal lead less than two minutes later when Matt Paskay scored his first goal of the game.
The Cavaliers wrapped up the game with another three goals in the fourth quarter to bring the final score to 10-2.
Sophomore Harry Alford turned in another fine performance for Maryland in goal, stopping 13 Cavalier shots in the loss.
The Terps finish their two-game road swing next Friday, April 8, with a primetime showdown at No. 6 Navy. Face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Game Notes: With today's 10-2 loss Maryland is 43-30 all-time vs. Virginia.
The last time Maryland was held to two goals or less in a game was 2001 at Virginia. The Cavaliers won that contest 7-2.
Maryland was held without a goal in the first quarter, which marks the first time the Terps have been held scoreless in a quarter since May 1, 2004 vs. Notre Dame.
Joe Walters extended his goal and point scoring streaks to 24 with his goal at 4:51 of the third quarter.
Bill McGlone assisted on Walters' goal to extend his point scoring streak to 24. McGlone had his goal scoring streak snapped at 23.
Xander Ritz extended his point scoring streak to eight games with his fourth-quarter goal.
Walters, McGlone and Xander Ritz have now scored at least one point in each of the Terps' eight games in 2005.