Maryland stumbles against UVa. in semis

The Baltimore Sun

The No. 11 Maryland men's lacrosse team fell, 11-8, to No. 3 Virginia last night at Klockner Stadium in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

The Cavaliers jumped on top early with back-to-back goals by Garrett Billings. The Terps got on the board with a wrap-around goal by freshman Ryan Young to cut the lead to one. Ben Rubeor (Loyola) pushed it back to two goals with an unassisted goal with 5:36 left in the first quarter.

The lead was almost three, but redshirt junior goalie Jason Carter made a one-on-one save during a Cavaliers man-up opportunity. Freshman Grant Catalino scored to trim the lead back to one at 1:03 with a shot from 18 yards out from the top of the Maryland attack zone.

In the final quarter, the Terps wouldn't quit despite being down by five goals. Junior Dan Groot scored off an assist by freshman Tony Mendes. Maryland won the ensuing faceoff and Reynolds scored on a high bouncer to cut the lead to 11-8 with 1:14 remaining.

No. 1 Duke 17, No. 17 North Carolina 6 -- The Blue Devils (14-1) turned 10 Tar Heel penalties into six extra-man goals in an Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal. Duke went on a four-goal run to take a 5-3 halftime lead. The Blue Devils were led by Zack Greer's four goals, and Max Quinzani and Zach Howell added three goals apiece. Tim Kaiser and Cryder DiPietro each scored twice for North Carolina (8-5).

Bucknell 8, No. 9 Army 7 -- Sophomore attackman Austin Winter scored six points - including five assists - as the fourth-seeded Bison upended the top-seeded Black Knights in the Patriot League semifinals. Junior attackman Joe Mele scored three goals, and junior midfielder Perry Menzies added two goals and an assist, as Bucknell (10-4) picked up its first Patriot League tournament victory to advance to the championship game at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Army senior Adam Fullerton, who this week was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year, made 10 saves to register his 10th double-digit scoring game of the season and become the Academy's all-time leader in saves with 610 over the past four years. Junior attackman Jason Peyer totaled two goals and two assists to lead the Black Knights (9-5).


No. 2 Maryland 6, North Carolina 4 -- The Terrapins jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first half and held on for the ACC semifinal victory. Dana Dobbie led the Terps with a pair of goals, with fellow senior Kelly Kasper assisting both of them. Sophomore Caitlyn McFadden had a goal and an assist, and seniors Lauren Cohen, Casey Magor and sophomore Amanda Spinnenweber scored the other three goals. Maryland came out and dominated the first 30 minutes and took a 6-1 halftime lead. The Terps won the first six draws of the game, which translated into six unanswered goals over the first 9:48.

Quinnipiac 12, Mount St. Mary's 11 -- Top seed and host Quinnipiac rallied from a five-goal deficit and held on for the victory in the Northeast Conference women's lacrosse semifinals yesterday. Katelyn Catanese and Ashley Johnson, both All-NEC first-team selections, paced the Mountaineers with four goals apiece. Goalkeeper Jane Karger made a career-high 20 saves.

American 17, Navy 15 -- The Midshipmen blew a 10-6 halftime lead and lost to the Eagles in the Patriot League semifinals. The Midshipmen's Meg Decker led all scorers with six goals. Navy fell to 13-4, and American improved to 8-9.


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