No. 6 Terps Fall To No. 17 Colgate, 10-8
May 7, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Ryan Young scored two goals and added an assist, but it wasn't enough as the No. 6 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team dropped a 10-8 decision to No. 17 Colgate Saturday afternoon in front of 2,566 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
The Terps drop to 10-4 on the season and will now await the NCAA Selection Show, which will air on Sunday, May 8 at 9 p.m. on ESPNU, to see if they earn an at-large bid into NCAA tournament.
The Raiders, who are now 11-5 on the year and are also a contender for an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament, never trailed in the game and scored three goals in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter to seal the win.
After Colgate opened a 1-0 lead early in the first, Maryland tied the score on sophomore Owen Blye's first goal of the game. Blye dodged from behind the cage, around the right side, before finishing the play inside the far pipe at the 4:18 mark of the first.
The Raiders scored the opening goal less than five minutes into the second quarter to retake the lead, 2-1, but Young quickly answered for Maryland tying the game at 2-2 with just under 7:00 to play. Senior Travis Reed set a solid pick behind the goal, giving Young a free run around the left side of the net for the easy score.
But the rest of the second quarter belonged to Colgate as the Raiders scored four goals in the span of 1:51 to take a 6-2 lead into halftime.
Maryland came out gunning in the third quarter, scoring three goals in under five minutes to trim the lead to one at 6-5.
Reed and Young then hooked-up for the next two Maryland goals. First it was Reed scoring an extra-man goal off an assist by Young. Reed then returned the favor by setting up Young for a goal by picking up a tough groundball and moving it quickly to Young on the right side of the crease.
Both teams went scoreless for the next 6:21 of the game, but it was the Terps that broke the drought and tied the game at 6-6. Sophomore John Haus was patient on the right side of the box and used a nice re-dodge to get himself free for his lone goal of the afternoon.
But Maryland couldn't maintain the momentum and Colgate's Rob Bosco scored with 1:00 left in the third to give the Raiders a 7-6 lead going into the fourth.
Junior Drew Snider snuck one past Colgate goalie Jared Madison at the 12:11 mark to tie the game at 7-7, but again Colgate had an answer and retook the lead with 5:00 left on Bosco's second goal of the game.
Blye tied the game for the fifth time with his second goal of the game at the 3:35 mark, making it 8-8, but the Raiders regained the lead with 2:12 to play on a goal by Ben McCabe.
Maryland tried to pressure the Raiders on their next possession, but Peter Baum scored to put Colgate up by two with 1:14 to go.
The Terps never gave up and sophomore Curtis Holmes won the ensuing face-off to give Maryland a chance, but Young's shot with 0:40 left hit off the right post. The Terps kept possession, but Madison made his last of 12 saves on a shot by Jake Bernhardt to close out the game.
Amato was solid in net for the Terps, making eight of his 12 saves in the second half to go along with a game-high seven groundballs.
Holmes won the face-off battle for the Terps, taking 13 of 23 draws with three groundballs.
The game marked the final regular season game for 17 Terrapin seniors: Justin Blye, Ryder Bohlander, Eric Boyle, Dan Burns, Grant Catalino, Brian Farrell, Fran Gormley, Shane Hall, Warren Hansen, Bob Kercher, Scott LaRue, Reed, Brett Schmidt, Max Schmidt, Mark White, Michael White and Young. The 2011 senior class has compiled a 42-21 (.667) record during its time in College Park and brought the Terps their first ACC Championship since 2005.