The Maryland Terps topped the Hofstra Pride in the First Round of the NCAA Tourney on Saturday, 11-8.
College Park, MD - Junior attackman Ryan Young scored both of his goals during a 7-1 second half Terrapin spurt to lead third-seeded Maryland to an 11-8 victory over the Hofstra Pride at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Saturday afternoon. Maryland won its third consecutive game to improve to 12-3 on the season while the Pride, who had their two- game winning streak snapped, conclude their season at 9-5.
Hofstra was led by juniors Jay Card with four goals, and Tim Holman with career-highs of two goals and two assists. Junior Stephen Bentz and sophomore Kevin Ford each added a goal for the Pride. Sophomore goalie Andrew Gvozden posted a season-high 13 saves in the Hofstra cage in 55 minutes of work.
Including Young, who also notched an assist in the contest, Maryland had 10 different players score goals. Senior Will Yeatman tallied a goal and two assists, and sophomore Joe Cummings added a goal and an assist. Senior goalie Brian Phipps posted 14 saves in the Maryland cage, including six in the fourth quarter to keep the Pride away.
In a hard-fought contest, the Terrapins took a 4-3 lead into the locker room at halftime. But the Pride came out in the third quarter and scored twice in the first 6:20 to take their first and only lead of the game at 5-4. Ford tied the game for Hofstra on an eight-yard runner from the left side of Phipps. It was Ford's 15th goal of the season. Holman, a short-stick defensive middie who entered the game with one goal in his career, gave the Pride a short-lived lead with his first goal of the year-an unassisted tally-intercepting a pass near midfield, charging toward the Maryland cage and beating Phipps from nine yards.
But just 64 seconds later, Cummings tied the game for Maryland with his 15th of the year, beating Gvozden high to the far side of the cage. Sophomore Jake Bernhardt gave the Terrapins the lead for good with 5:06 to play in the third on a bullet from 12 yards out that beat Gvozden down low. Senior Dean Hart boosted the lead to 7-5, coming around the back of the cage for his third goal of the season with 2:43 to play in the third.
Holman ended Maryland's three-goal run with his second of the game 20 seconds into the fourth quarter, off a face-off scrum. He scooped up the ground ball and beat Phipps on the right side to close the gap to 7-6. But the Terrapins scored the next four goals with Young scoring his 17th of the season in transition after a Hofstra turnover. Young was the beneficiary of a cross-goal pass from Travis Reed to bump the lead to 8-6 with 9:24 to play. Two minutes later, senior Adam Sear then notched his 11th goal of the season, a man-up goal, from Yeatman. Almost two minutes after Sear's goal, Cummings found Young on the crease for his second of the game and 18th of the year to give Maryland a 10-6 advantage. Yeatman ended the four-goal spurt at the 3:08 mark scoring into an empty cage as Hofstra employed a full-field ride. It was Yeatman's 15th of the season. Card and Holman combined for the final two Pride goals of the game and season in the last 1:11 with Card posting his 30th and 31st
The Pride game plan of playing aggressively and deliberately worked almost perfectly in the first half, keeping the game close. Maryland junior defenseman Brian Farrell opened the scoring a run down the middle of the field and beating Gvozden from 10 yards just 3:29 into the contest. Card tied the game three minutes later on a man-up goal. Maryland's leading scorer Grant Catalino notched his 34th of the year 87 seconds later to give the Terrapins a 2-1 lead which is how the first quarter ended. Freshman John Haus scored his 11th of the year from Young 3:15 into the second quarter to boost the Maryland lead to 3-1 before Bentz and Card sandwiched an Owen Blye goal in the final 2:58 of the half to close to 4-3 at halftime. It was the 29th goals of the year from both Bentz and Card and Blye's 11th,
Maryland outshot the Pride, 38-31 and picked up 41 ground balls to Hofstra's 21. goals of the season and Holman recording his second and third assists of the year.
|Will Yeatman||(1, 2)|
|Ryan Young||(2, 1)|
|Joe Cummings||(1, 1)|
|Travis Reed||(0, 1)|
|Dan Burns||(0, 1)|
|Jake Bernhardt||(1, 0)|
|Adam Sear||(1, 0)|
|John Haus||(1, 0)|
|Dean Hart||(1, 0)|
|Brian Farrell||(1, 0)|
|Grant Catalino||(1, 0)|
|Owen Blye||(1, 0)|
|Brian Phipps||14 (0.636)|