Terps drop Notre Dame in 2nd OT

Bordley, Healy save day for No. 3 Maryland, 9-8

College Lacrosse

May 02, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

COLLEGE PARK - Third-ranked Maryland had its problems yesterday, but it would have been a lot worse without J.R. Bordley and Brendan Healy.

Bordley scored his second goal of the game with 19 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and Healy scored his first just 19 seconds into the second extra session to give Maryland a 9-8 victory over Notre Dame before 3,008 at Byrd Stadium.

"I had made a mistake in the first overtime by going offsides," Healy said. "But before the faceoff for the second overtime, Coach [Dave Cottle] was asking who wanted the ball. ... [He] said `Brendan, can you score?' And I said I could."

Drew Virk won the opening faceoff of the second overtime to set the stage for Healy, who beat Notre Dame midfielder Bill Liva to the front of the goal and bounced a shot past goalie Stewart Crosland - a teammate of Healy and Bordley at Landon School in Bethesda.

The win was the third straight for the Terrapins (11-2), but it almost didn't happen.

Crosland made 10 saves during a first half in which Maryland scored just once, and Notre Dame (7-5) held leads of 6-5, 7-6 and 8-7 in the second half before Bordley's tying goal.

Sophomore Joe Walters recorded three goals - all in the third quarter - to give him 100 points in his career. He leads the Terps with 39 goals and 15 assists this season, including 10 three-goal outings in 13 games.

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