Blye's availability for Friday vs. Georgetown unclear

Maryland coach John Tillman did not have a definitive answer on whether junior attackman Owen Blye will be able to play against Georgetown Friday night.

Blye, who tied senior Joe Cummings as the team’s leading scorer from last season with 31 points, did not finish Saturday’s 12-6 victory over No. 19 Hartford due to an unspecified injury.

Blye’s absence was mitigated by the play of freshman Jay Carlson who scored two goals, freshman Rustin Bryant who scored once, and sophomore Sean McGuire who assisted on one of Carlson’s goals. Their showings give Tillman a little latitude on Blye’s status for Friday night.

“We’ll find out where he is and what he’s doing,” Tillman said Wednesday of Blye. “Part of our plan was also to try some different pieces, and actually, some of those pieces did a great job. Jay Carlson chipped in with two goals, Rustin got a goal, I think Sean McGuire got an assist. So we were able to play some different guys, and that really worked to our advantage.”

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