Terps dominant in Tillman's debut

Maryland drills Detroit Mercy, 16-4

UMBC wins

February 20, 2011|By From Sun Staff Reports

It was not the smoothest start to a season, but the No. 3 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team got four points each from four different Terps to give coach John Tillman a 16-4 victory over visiting Detroit Mercy on Saturday in his first game at the helm.

The Titans (0-4) capitalized on two nonreleasable Terrapin penalties to take a 2-0 lead with just under six minutes left in the first quarter, but from then on it was all Maryland as the Terps (1-0) scored 10 unanswered goals from the final minutes of the first quarter to midway through the third.

Junior Joe Cummings, one of two Terps with hat tricks on the day, got things going for Maryland with a turn-and-shoot goal just outside the crease off a feed by sophomore John Haus.

Senior Ryan Young took over the game at the start of the second quarter, scoring three straight to give the Terps a 4-2 lead. The first of Young's goals came on an extra-man opportunity when he finished a pass from senior Grant Catalino. He scored his second a minute later, one-timing a cross-crease pass from senior Travis Reed. Young completed the natural hat trick with another easy goal, thanks to a skip pass by Haus.

Next up it was Reed's turn to score a pair of goals for the Terps to make it a 6-2 game with just under four minutes to go in the second. His first came on a left-handed rocket from the right wing off an assist from Young.

Reed's second score came via Maryland's transition game.

Senior defender Brett Schmidt caused a turnover and got the ground ball on the left side of the field near the midfield stripe. He quickly fed a pass to senior defender Max Schmidt, who was racing down the middle of the field. Max Schmidt then quickly moved the ball on to Reed who beat Titans goalie A.J. Levell with a quick shot.

With fewer than three minutes to go in the half, Reed was on the giving end of the next Maryland goal. He found junior Jake Bernhardt running free into the restraining box and Bernhardt ripped a shot from 12 yards out to give the Terps a 7-2 advantage.

The lead grew to 8-2 just before halftime, thanks to Catalino's first goal of the afternoon. Haus picked up his third assist by skipping the pass through to Catalino on the left goal line extended, and Catalino had enough time to give Levell a ball fake before finishing the play low.

The Terps won the ground-ball battle 49-23. Curtis Holmes won 17 of 21 faceoffs and had a game-high five ground balls.

Redshirt freshman Niko Amato made his first college start a solid one, making three saves and allowing just four goals in 52:01. Amato also had four ground balls and a caused turnover.

Maryland's defense limited the Titans to 17 shots for the game. At close defense, seniors Ryder Bohlander, Shane Hall, Brett Schmidt and Max Schmidt combined for nine ground balls and five caused turnovers.

The Terps' long-pole trio of Jesse Bernhardt, Michael White and David Miller combined for seven ground balls and four caused turnovers.

UMBC 16, Presbyterian (S.C.) 10: Dave Brown and Scott Jones scored four goals each to power the visiting Retrievers (1-0) past the Blue Hose (0-1).

UMBC goalie Brian McCullough made six saves, and Presbyterian's Jon Athens had 21.

A balanced offense scored five goals in the first two quarters as UMBC took a 10-5 lead.

Frostburg State 10, Shenandoah 3: Andy Luhmann had a hat trick and a smothering Bobcats defense limited the host Hornets (0-1) to less than one goal per quarter.

Dave Bollinger scored at the 11:29 mark of the first quarter to put Shenandoah up 1-0. Then Frostburg (1-0) went on a 2-0 run. Shenandoah would even the score at the start of the second quarter before the Bobcats went on an 8-0 run over both halves.

Salisbury 13, Lynchburg 5: Sam Bradman scored eight times to lead the visiting Sea Gulls (2-0).

Salisbury scored four times in the first 5:07, three of which came from Bradman, to take a 4-0 lead. Bradman's eight goals are a career high, bettering his previous career best of five, which came on March 3 against McDaniel.

The Hornets (0-1) scored their first goal with 7:20 showing on the clock in the first quarter, but the Sea Gulls would answer less than 90 seconds later on Bradman's fourth score of the period.

Bradman scored twice in the second quarter to go along with Erik Krum's goal, giving the Gulls an 8-4 edge at halftime.

The second half belonged to the Salisbury defense, which allowed just one Lynchburg goal while holding the Hornets (0-1) to eight shots in the final 30 minutes.

Stevenson 11, Haverford 4: The Mustangs (1-0) opened an 8-1 halftime lead on their way to victory over the Fords (0-1).

Kyle Moffitt had three goals for Stevenson, while Tyler Reid, Neal Barthelme and Justin Lea had two each. Ian Bollard had 16 saves in goal for the Mustangs.

Max Hjelm had two goals for Haverford.

Stevenson dominated in faceoffs, winning 14 of 17, and outshot the Fords 54-38.

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