Duke vs. Maryland
March 2, 2002
The Game Story:
DURHAM, N.C. - Freshman Matt Monfett's first career goal came with two seconds remaining in the second overtime period and lifted ninth-ranked Duke to a 9-8 win over fifth-ranked Maryland in ACC men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.

The Blue Devils improve to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the league while the Terrapins fall to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

Maryland jumped on top 2-0 early in the first period on goals by Mike LaMonica and Ryan Moran, but Duke responded with two goals from Kevin Brennan in a 50 second span to tie the game at the 5:02 mark. Craig Hochstadt then scored on an assist from Mike Mollot to give the Terrapins a 3-2 lead with 4:13 remaining in the quarter before Duke's Alex Lieske knotted the game with a shorthanded goal with just under three minutes left.

Lieske put Duke ahead with an extra man goal from Kevin Cassese early in the second quarter, but the Terrapins tied the game at 4-4 when Matt Urlock found the back of the net on a pass from Mollot. Lieske gave the Blue Devils a one-goal lead going into halftime with an unassisted score at the 1:11 mark.

Moran scored for the Terrapins at the 11:23 mark of third quarter to tied the game at 5-5 before Brennan pushed Duke back on top less than three minutes later. Maryland responded with three unanswered goals - single scores by Mike LaMonica, Moran and Mollot - to claim an 8-6 advantage on Mollot's goal with 10:39 left in the fourth quarter. Cassese pulled Duke within one on a goal from Brennan, and then tied the game with just eight seconds remaining in the period to force overtime.

Duke goalkeeper A.J. Kincel was credited with 17 saves while Maryland's Danny McCormick registered 12 saves.

Brennan paced the Duke attack with three goals and two assists while Lieske added three goals and one assist. Maryland was led by Moran's three goals - the first three of his career - while Mollot added one goal and three assists.

The final 2:02 of the fourth period and both overtime sessions were played without the benefit of a scoreboard due to weather-induced technical problems.

Duke takes to the road to meet Loyola next Saturday at 1:00 p.m. while Maryland hosts Towson at 1:00 p.m.