Terps edge Notre Dame in 2OT, 9-8

B. Healy scores game-winning goal

College lacrosse

May 01, 2004|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

COLLEGE PARK -- But Brendan Healy (Landon) came through in the clutch, with a double overtime goal to lift No. 3 Maryland to a 9-8 win over Notre Dame Saturday at Byrd Stadium.

Trailing at halftime for just the second time this season, Maryland exited the locker room a different team, scoring seven second-half goals -- including the game-tying score by senior J.R. Bordley (Landon) with 19 seconds remaining -- to force overtime and set the stage for Healy's heroics.

Healy and Bordley victimized their former high school teammate Stewart Crosland in picking up the biggest goals of their respective careers.

It was also the first Terrapin overtime victory since March 22, 1997 -- a span that included five consecutive losses.

Sophomore Joe Walters found the net three times, all in a five-goal third quarter, to give him 100 points in his Maryland career. He becomes the 32nd player in Terrapin history to reach that plateau. He now lead the Terps with 39 goals and 15 assists, including 10 hat tricks in 13 games this season.

But it was Bordley and Healy who ignited the crowd of 3,008 with their dramatic goals, which continues the Terps' recent run of three straight wins heading into their season finale next week against Pennsylvania. With Saturday's win, Maryland improves to 11-2, and the Irish drop to 7-5 in their season finale.

Both teams started slow as Justin Smith's (DeMatha) man-up goal was the only one of the first half for the Terps. Notre Dame got second quarter goals from Brian Giordano and John Greaney, while holding Maryland off the scoreboard to take a 3-1 lead at the break.

While defense dominated the first half, it was the attack that shone in the second half. Walters' first goal with 8:11 remaining in the third quarter knotted the contest at three, before the teams battled back and forth for the remainder of the quarter.

Terrapin netminder Tim McGinnis (Loyola Blakefield) turned in the defensive play of the game with just more than 13 minutes left in regulation, robbing Irish attacker Matt Malakoff from point-blank range by spearing his shot from behind the net. Bill McGlone (capitalized by tying the score at seven just more than a minute later on his 20th goal of the season.

Giordano scored what appeared to be the game-winning goal with 1:23 remaining, before Bordley scooped up the ball on a scramble and beat Irish goalie Stewart Crosland with only seconds remaining.

Originally published May 1, 2004, 4:42 PM EDT

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