#2 Terps Open 2013 Tues. vs. The Mount
Feb. 11, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 2 Maryland (0-0) men's lacrosse team opens its 2013 season with a Tuesday evening game vs. in-state foe Mount St. Mary's. The Terps and the Mount are slated for a 5 p.m. start at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
This marks the first time since 1998-2000 that the Terps have opened three consecutive seasons at home. The final game of that stretch was a 19-3 win over Mount St. Mary's.
Maryland is coming off of a 2012 season that saw the Terps advance to the NCAA tournament championship for the second consecutive season. This season the Terrapins return 10 of 13 starters. Seniors Owen Blye and Billy Gribbin return at attack, while senior John Haus and junior Mike Chanenchuk are back on the first midfield. The entire close defense of juniors Brian Cooper and Michael Ehrhardt and sophomore Goran Murray return in front of junior goalie Niko Amato, who is back as the starter for the third season. Starting long pole Jesse Bernhardt and short stick defensive midfielder Landon Carr also are back. Also back is redshirt senior midfielder Jake Bernhart, who missed the 2012 season due to injury.
Mount St. Mary's returns its top three scorers in attackmen Andrew Scalley (29-24=53) and Brett Schmidt (29-19=48) and midfielder Bryant Schmidt (29-7=36), as well as returning redshirts midfielder/attackman Eric Ososki and attackman Cody Lehrer. Junior Chris Klaiber returns for his second season in net for the Mount after posting an 11.57 goals-against average and a .449 save percentage last season.
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Parking: General Information: After 4 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, there is no charge for parking in Lots Z1 or 1b or in Regents Drive Garage. Lots R2 and R3 are limited to vehicles displaying current valid permits for the respective lots at all times. Weekdays Before 4 p.m.: Fans arriving on campus before 4 p.m. on weekdays should park in Union Lane Garage (located between Cole Field House and Stamp Student Union). Rates are $2.00 per hour ($10.00 per day maximum). The garage may only be accessed via Campus Drive and Union Lane, at the top level of the garage. The exit lanes are located at the bottom level of the garage. If the Union Lane Garage is unavailable, fans should park in the Stadium Drive Garage located behind Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. Regulations at the Stadium Drive Garage are similar to those at Union Lane Garage. Rates at Stadium Drive Garage are $2 per hour ($10 per day maximum). Stadium Drive Garage is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight. The Stadium Drive Garage is closed on weekends.
Weekdays After 4 p.m. - Fans arriving on campus after 4 p.m. on weekdays can park free in Lot Z1 or Lot 1b, both of which are located between Cole Field House and Ludwig Field, or in Regents Drive Garage, which is located on Regents Drive between Stadium Drive and Field House Drive. However, due to the construction of the new Biosciences Research Building on Field House Drive between Stamp Student Union and the Bio-Psych Building, fans should note that the walk from Regents to Shipley will be longer than usual because of limited or no pedestrian access in certain construction areas on Field House Drive. Directional signs will be posted.
Tailgating: The University of Maryland's Department of Public Safety provides detailed "Tailgating Tips." Of note is the University's definition of a tailgate: "A tailgate has a variety of food and beverages, including non-alcoholic beverages, available in sufficient quantities for the number of people attending."
The Count Down
The Mount's Tom Gravante is in his 18th season as a head coach, all at Mount St. Mary's, and has a 122-145 (.457) record.
Series History vs. Mount St. Mary's
Senior Joe Cummings had a hat trick and an assist, to reach the 100-point mark in his career, to lead the Terps to a 12-8 road victory. Owen Blye led Maryland in scoring with five points on two goals and three assists, while freshman Charlie Raffa won 6-of-10 faceoffs.
Maryland's freshman attack trio of Travis Reed (4-1), Grant Catalino (3-1) and Ryan Young (2-1) combined to total 12 points to lead the Terps to a 17-7 victory at a rain-soaked Waldon Family Stadium in 2008. Bryn Holmes won 9-of-10 faceoffs, caused two turnovers and picked up five groundballs.
Maryland's 18-3 victory in 2007 featured a seven-point effort by Michael Phipps on a hat trick and four assists. In total, 13 Terps scored goals in the win.
The series took a five-year hiatus since these two teams met in 2002. That game marks the last time Maryland has shutout an opponent. The 18-0 victory was the program's first shutout since 1970. Five Terps scored two or more goals in the victory. Leading the way was senior captain Mike Morsell, who had a career-day with seven points on four goals and three assists.
The 2001 game was the first between the teams at the Mount. In that game, 2001 grads Chris Malone (3 goals, 1 assist) and Andrew "Buggs" Combs (3 goals) led the offense. Dan LaMonica and Mike Mollot each had two goals.
Maryland has outscored Mount St. Mary's 125-27 in the seven games, never allowing the Mount more than seven goals.
Against teams from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Maryland is 9-0 all-time with seven wins coming against the Mount and one win each over Providence in 1999 and VMI in 1993.
The Maryland Men's Lacrosse Blog
February 5: The 2013 Season Is Here
Maryland In Season Openers
After losing their 1925 opener to Yale, 5-3, the Terps went on to win 40 consecutive season openers from 1926 through 1967. The streak was broken when Maryland tied Princeton, 6-6, in the 1968 opener. Following the deadlock, Maryland went on to win its next 14 openers, giving the Terps a 54-0-1 record over a 57-year span (Maryland did not field a team in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II.)
19 Straight in Season Openers
· The Terps have not allowed more than seven goals to any opponent in a season opener over the last 18 years. Maryland has not allowed an opponent to score 10 or more goals in a season opener since Syracuse beat the Terps, 16-13 on March 9, 1983.
· This past fall the Terps, Maryland alums and family and friends came together for the inaugural Forever Young Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness. More on Ms. Young and her amazing story can be found here: Forever Young.
· If you're interested in more information about the Lustgarten Foundation, including how to make a donation, click here to visit the foundation's website. You can also get more information on pancreatic cancer at CurePC.org.
In case you're wondering here are some facts about pancreatic cancer from the American Cancer Society:
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In case you're wondering here are some facts about brain and spinal cord tumors from the American Cancer Society:
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Get To 10 And Win
Maryland scored 10, but fell at North Carolina, 11-10, on March 24, 2012 and again came out on the losing end, despite scoring 11 in a 13-11 loss at Colgate on May 5, 2012. The Terps scored 11 vs. Johns Hopkins on April 16, 2011, but the Blue Jays won the game in overtime, 12-11. On April 3 of last season the Terps lost to No. 1 Virginia by a final of 11-10, giving Maryland its only loss when scoring 10 or more goals in 2010. In 2009 the Terps lost to Georgetown, 13-10 on Feb. 21 and lost again when scoring 10 in the ACC Semifinals in a 16-10 defeat at North Carolina. Prior to that, Maryland had not lost when scoring 10 or more goals since dropping an 11-10 decision to Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Durham, N.C. The Terrapins got to 10 goals in the 100th game against Johns Hopkins, but the Blue Jays took the game 14-10. Virginia is the only team to beat the Terps twice when allowing 10 or more goals. The Wahoos did it first in 2002 with another 11-10 decision.
Holding Opponents To Single-Digits
Since 2002 Maryland is 110-25 in games, for a .815 winning percentage, when it has held opponents under 10 goals. The Terps have played 177 total games since 2002. Maryland has held opponents to nine goals or less 76.2 percent of the time.
Consecutive 10-Win Seasons
How does Maryland's string of 10+ win seasons stack up against the rest of the college lacrosse programs? Take a look at programs with at least six-straight 10-win seasons:
Cornell's string of seven-straight 10+ win seasons came to an end in 2012 with a 9-4 final mark.
The 700 Club
· Two things that make Maryland's accomplishment all the more impressive is that the Terps reached the 700-win plateau in just their 84th season. Only Syracuse reached win No. 700 in as few seasons, but it took the Orange 53 more games than Maryland. In fact, Maryland needed only 940 games to reach 700 wins and only Johns Hopkins needed fewer games (932) to hit the historic number, but the Blue Jays did so in their 105th season.
Terps' 88th Season Of Lacrosse
During the decade of the 2000s, Maryland went 111-49 for a .694 win percentage, making it the winningest decade in Terrapin lacrosse history. In the decade of the 1990s, Maryland posted a 95-47 record. The .669 winning percentage matched Maryland's win percentage of the 1980s when the Terps went 83-41 and also compiled a .669 win percentage. So far, Maryland is 25-9 in the 2010's for a .735 winning percentage.
A Family Affair
Harry & Thomas Alford: 2004-05-06-07
Five Taken In MLL Draft
Bernhardt was chosen fourth overall by the Chesapeake Bayhawks, becoming the second-highest Terrapin ever drafted in the MLL (Joe Walters, first overall selection in 2006). He is just the seventh Maryland player to be taken in the first round, joining Lee Zink (2004, 5th), Chris Passavia (2004, 6th), Walters, Bill McGlone (2006, 5th), Ray Megill (2007, 9th) and Joe Cinosky (2008, 9th).
Senior midfielder John Haus was the next Terrapin off the board, going to the Hamilton Nationals in the second round with the 15th overall selection. Haus was followed by senior midfielder Kevin Cooper, who went to the Bayhawks with the 16th overall pick.
The Denver Outlaws, which already has three Terps on its roster (Zink, Jeremy Sieverts and Drew Snider), were then next MLL squad to take a Maryland player, selecting senior midfielder Landon Carr with the 23rd overall selection.
The fifth Terp to be selected was senior attackman Owen Blye with the very next pick by the Charlotte Hounds.
The five players selected ties the school record for most players taken in the MLL draft. The 2011 senior class also had five players taken - Brian Farrell, Brett Schmidt, Dan Burns, Grant Catalino and Ryan Young.
Maryland's 2013 senior class also features redshirt senior midfielder Jake Bernhardt, who was selected by the Nationals with the 12th overall selection in the 2012 MLL collegiate draft.
2013 Team Captains