Fortified defense sparks Maryland men’s lacrosse team to 13-6 midweek romp against Penn

After giving up 14 goals to High Point on Saturday — the highest number of goals in a regular-season game under coach John Tillman — the No. 3 Maryland men’s lacrosse team locked down visiting Penn, 13-6, on Wednesday at Maryland Stadium.

The Terps did not allow the Quakers to get on the scoreboard until 1:05 into the second quarter. Penn got only one goal on nine shots and one assist from its first midfield of senior Reilly Hupfeldt, junior Tyler Dunn and freshman Mitch Bartolo. Its starting attack of senior Kevin McGeary, junior Simon Mathias and sophomore Adam Goldner combined for three goals on 19 shots and one assist.

Senior goalkeeper Dan Morris made a game-high 13 saves for the Terps. And senior defenseman Bryce Young made his season debut and first start of 2018 and shut out Goldner, who did not score a point during six-on-six situations.

The Terps also got five goals from redshirt freshman attackman Logan Wisnauskas to improve to 4-0 and secure Tillman his 100th win with the program. Tillman — who improved to 100-29 and is the fastest coach in school history to reach the century mark — broke a tie for third place with Dave Cottle and trails only Jack Faber and Al Heagy (225 victories each) and Dick Edell (171) on the program’s all-time list.

Penn 0 2 2 2 — 6

Maryland 4 5 1 3 — 13

Goals: P—Dunn, Goldner, Mathias, McGeary, Roesner, Ulrich; M— Wisnauskas 5, Bernhardt 2, Fairman 2, DeMaio, DiMillo, Kelly, Rotanz. Assists: P—Hupfeldt, Mathias; M—Bernhardt 2, Fairman, Kelly, Rotanz. Saves: P—Junkin 6; M—Morris 13.

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