Kelly’s six goals lead Maryland to 13-12 win at Penn State

April 08, 2018 | WNST Staff


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Connor Kelly scored a career-high six goals and Dan Morris made eight second half saves to lead the No. 2 Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a gritty 13-12 road victory at No. 18 Penn State Sunday night.

Kelly has made a habit of stepping up against the Nittany Lions (7-4, 1-1), totaling 18 goals over his last four games against Penn State. It was the first six-goal game for a Terrapin since Grant Catalino scored six against UMBC in 2011.

It was a complete victory on both ends of the field for Maryland (8-1, 2-0), which moved to 9-1 on the season and 2-0 in Big Ten Conference play.

Trailing at halftime for the first time all season, the Terps responded in positive fashion by outscoring Penn State, 8-6, in the second half. Maryland came into the game having trailed for just four minutes and 29 seconds the entire season.

Redshirt freshman Logan Wisnauskas notched a hat trick, including back-to-back daggers during a massive 3-0 swing in the fourth quarter that gave the Terps a 12-10 advantage. Wisnauskas now has 24 goals on the season, which ties Andrew Whipple for 10th among freshmen in program single-season history.

Senior Adam DiMillo was everywhere for Maryland throughout the game, picking up a career-high five ground balls.

Will Snider scored a career-high two goals, including an absolute snipe in the second half, while Jared Bernhardt added two goals and an assist.

The Terps return to Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium for the first time in a month when they host Rutgers Sunday, April 15, at 7:00 pm.