Maryland clamps down on Carolina

Terps' defense leads way in 7-5 win over Tar Heels

March 24, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 5 Maryland held No. 9 North Carolina to two second-half goals as the Terrapins downed the Tar Heels, 7-5, yesterday in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at Fetzer Field.

Midfielder Alex Poole led Maryland (6-1, 1-1) offensively with two goals and one assist, and midfielder Mike Mollot added two assists.

Andrew Lucas paced North Carolina (6-1, 1-1) with two goals and Austin Garrison contributed a goal and an assist.

With the Terrapins leading 3-2 at the beginning of the third quarter Maryland's defense began to dominate the game, forcing turnovers and converting them into goals.

Poole scored his second goal three minutes into the second half and Nate Watkins put the Terps up for good on a goal with 7:55 left in the third quarter.

Mike LaMonica added to the lead with an extra-man goal with 5:19 left in the third quarter and Ryan Moran scored an unassisted goal 45 seconds into the fourth quarter to cap a 4-0 Maryland run.

Danny McCormick made 14 saves for Maryland. North Carolina freshman Paul Spellman stopped 11 shots.

Maryland 2 0 3 2 -- 7

North Carolina 3 0 0 2 -- 5

Goals: M--Poole 2, Bordley, Watkins, M.LaMonica, Moran, Brock; NC--Lucas 2, Jonas, Garrison, Gosier. Assists: M--Mollot 2, Poole; NC--Garrison, Prossner, B.Will. Saves: M--McCormick 14; NC--Spellman 11.

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