#3 Terps Steamroll Colgate, 18-10
May 8, 2010
MANHASSET, N.Y. - Junior Travis Reed set career highs with seven points and five goals to lead the No. 3 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a decisive 18-10 victory over Colgate at the Indians Rock Day of Champions event at Manhasset High School.
The Terps move to 11-3 on the season and will now await the NCAA Selection Show to see who they will face in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Maryland is expected to be among the top four seeds in the tournament and host a home game in the first round on May 15 or 16.
Maryland jumped on the Raiders early, scoring the first three goals of the game. Catalino netted his first following a good face-dodge at the 11:53 mark. Sophomore Joe Cummings converted on Maryland's only man-up opportunity of the game off of an assist from freshman John Haus 47 seconds later. Reed scored his first of the day, finishing from the left wing off an assist by redshirt sophomore Drew Snider with 9:31 left in the first.
Colgate got on the board at the 8:28 mark with a goal by Patrick Campbell, but Maryland answered right back with three goals in less than three minutes to take a 6-1 lead.
Freshman Jesse Bernhardt scooped up the face-off following Campbell's goal and flipped the ball to Reed, who ripped a shot past Raider goalie Jared Madison at the 8:13 mark. Junior Scott LaRue scored an unassisted goal with 7:08 left to make it a 5-1 game.
The lead grew to 6-1 when the Terps' defense led to offense when redshirt junior Brian Farrell pushed a transition opportunity and flipped the ball behind him to redshirt junior Dan Burns, who bounced a 15-yard shot past Madison at the 5:52 mark.
Andrew Mold scored for the Raiders with 3:58 to go in the first to cut the lead back to four, but Maryland scored the final two goals of the quarter to take an 8-2 lead. Young scored his first of the day off of a nice cross-crease pass from Reed with 2:21 remaining.
The transition game came into play again on the next goal as a defensive stop led to an odd-man situation that ended when Reed found senior Bryn Holmes with time-and-room and Holmes finished for his first goal of the season with 1:22 left on the clock.
Colgate opened the second quarter with Mould's second goal of the game, but Maryland responded with Reed scoring on an assist from Cummings with 12:43 left. Back-to-back goals by Peter Baum cut the Maryland lead to 9-5, but another three-goal run pushed the Terp advantage to 12-5.
Junior Warren Hansen and sophomore Jake Bernhard each had unassisted goals, while Yeatman finished the run with his first goal off an assist from Burns.
Colgate's Rob Bosco scored an unassisted goal with 2:14 left and it seemed as if that would give the Raiders some momentum heading into the half, but Young had other ideas. Yeatman picked up the ball following a missed shot with six seconds on the clock. He fired a pass to Young on the right alley and Young took a desperation shot that bounced past Madison with one second left on the clock to send the Terps into the intermission up 13-6.
The third quarter was all Maryland as the Terps held the Raiders scoreless for the quarter and put up five goals of their own to open a 18-6 lead.
Catalino opened the scoring run with an unassisted goal, while Yeatman had the third and Reed had the final two. But the highlight of the quarter was the first career goal by junior defender Max Schmidt. Schmidt scooped up a groundball in the Maryland defensive zone and ran it all the way down to the Colgate defensive zone. The Raiders shutoff the rest of the Terps on that side of the field and tried to strip the ball from Schmidt, but he got through the defense and got off a back-handed shot in front of the crease that got past goalie Tim Harrington.
The Raiders scored four goals in the fourth to make it an 18-10 final.
Senior Brian Phipps was solid in net for the Terps, stopping six shots in just under 43 minutes of action. Back-up goalies Mark White and MJ Leonard played the final 17:24 and had two and three saves, respectively.
Holmes won 10 of 17 face-offs and led the Terps with five groundballs. Max Schmidt finished with one groundball and two caused turnovers, while fellow junior close defenders Ryder Bohlander and Brett Schmidt combined for one groundballs and three caused turnovers. Farrell, Jesse Bernhardt and senior Dean Hart each had three groundballs.