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Defense Gets Best of Offense in Maryland Football Spring Game

Posted on 22 April 2012 by WNST Staff

Hartsfield leads defense with 12 tackles, sack

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Demetrius Hartsfield finished with 12 tackles, including two for loss and a sack, to lead the Red Team to a victory over the White Squad Saturday in Maryland’s Red-White Spring Football game.

The Red Team was the Terrapin defense and outpointed the White (offense) 67-53 in a modified scoring system. The defense could score points with plays such as sacks, turnovers, tackles for loss and drive stops. The offense earned points for long plays, first downs and regular scoring plays.

“The guys had a lot of fun out there today, and they had the chance to go out there and play the game again with their teammates,” head coach Randy Edsall said after the two-hour game which had four 15-minute quarters, but a running clock in the second half. “Overall I thought we’ve had a really good spring. I thought they guys have done a really good job since January, getting started doing all the things we need to do to be better come August [for the start of preseason camp].”

Maryland’s offense generated three scoring plays in the game.

Brandon Ross scored on a 1-yard run late in the first quarter, capping an 18-play, 67-yard drive. On the next offensive possession, backup quarterback Ricky Schultz hit freshman Nigel King with a 9-yard scoring pass, finishing a 75-yard drive that included a 43-yard pass from Schultz to Ryan Schlothauer.

After a punt on the next possession, Michael Tart hit a 48-yard field goal midway through the second quarter.

Junior quarterback C.J. Brown, who is expected to get the starting nod in the fall, hit 17 of 33 passes for 199 yards. Schultz threw for 146 yards on a 13-for-19 day.

Justus Pickett was the game’s leading rusher, gaining 70 yards on 18 carries, with Ross gaining 46 yards on 14 rushes.

Tight end Matt Furstenburg had five catches for 53 yards, with freshman receiver Levern Jacobs also getting five receptions for 44 yards.

The defense, aided by a one-hand touch rule on the quarterbacks, had 13 sacks in the game, including two each by L.A. Goree, Nate Clarke and Justin Anderson. Goree had eight tackles for the Red Team, while Dexter McDougle had seven and an interception and Bradley Johnson also had seven tackles.

Terp Notes:

Team Captains: The Terps announced team captains for the 2012 season on Saturday. Wide receiver Kevin Dorsey and quarterback C.J. Brown will represent the offense, while defensive lineman Joe Vellano and linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield will be the defensive captains. Vellano will be a team captain for the second-straight year.

Season-Opening Game Time Announced: Maryland will open the 2012 season at home against William & Mary on Saturday, Sept. 1. Kickoff has been set for 3 p.m.

Players to Lift for Life: The Maryland Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its third annual ‘Lift For Life’ event on Saturday, April 28, as part of the Maryland Day activities. The fundraising strength and conditioning competition begins at 10 a.m. and will feature members of the Terrapin football team who have chosen to help fight cystic fibrosis, a rare disease that affects near 30,000 Americans. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic rare disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. For more details, go to: http://www.umterps.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041612aad.html

Edsall to Play in Chick-fil-A Challenge: Randy Edsall and former Terp quarterback Stan Gelbaugh will compete in the sixth annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament which is scheduled for April 29 – May 1 at the Reynolds Plantation resort on Lake Oconee outside Atlanta. They will vie for shares of the $520,000 scholarship purse for their respective universities.Edsall and Gelbaugh are teaming up for the second straight year. For more details, go to: http://www.umterps.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041212aab.html

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Navy Lax Opens Patriot League Play Saturday Against Bucknell

Posted on 03 March 2012 by WNST Staff

2012 Navy Men’s Lacrosse Game Specifics
Game 4 Navy (1-2, 0-0 PL) vs. Bucknell (0-3, 0-0 PL)
Date and Faceoff March 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm ET
Location Annapolis, Md. | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (34,000)

Game Preview
• Navy will look to snap its two-game losing skid on Saturday when the Midshipmen open Patriot League action against Bucknell … it marks the first time in program history that Navy will open Patriot League play at home, playing its previous eight openers on the road … meeting for just the 12th time in series history, the two will face off at 12:00 pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
• The Mids are coming off a disappointing 9-8 loss to fourth-ranked North Carolina last Saturday in Annapolis that saw Navy hold a comfortable lead early in the game … the Mids held a held a 3-0 advantage after the first and maintained it’s three-goal advantage with a 6-3 lead at the half … the Tar Heels rallied in the fourth, outscoring the Mids 4-0, to squeeze past Navy … meanwhile, the stat of the game for a second-straight year was Carolina winning 18 of the 20 draws … in the last two games against the Tar Heels, Navy has won just six of the 42 faceoffs.
• Bucknell is coming off its second overtime loss of the season, a 13-12 decision on the road against No. 9 Villanova … the Bison were down by as many as three goals in the first half, but a goal by Todd Heritage with 1:22 to play in the game sent it into extra minutes … Villanova capitalized on an early penalty by Bucknell in the extra frame to win the game.

Taking the Field In …
10    Navy has lost just five games (47-5) when scoring 10 or more goals since the start of the 2004 season … Navy is 1-0 this season when achieving that feat.
9    Nikk Davis (3), Tucker Hull (4) and Sam Jones (2) combined to score nine of Navy’s 12 goals in last year’s overtime loss to the Bison … in four games, Davis has scored three goals and added five assists against the Bison.
8    Eight different players have provided points for the Mids this season, including Sam Jones and Pat Durkin who have scored goals in all three contests.
7    Sophomore attackman Sam Jones pushed his point-scoring streak to seven-straight games after his one-goal, two-assist effort against North Carolina last Saturday … he opened the season with  a remarkable nine-point (5-4) effort against VMI … it’s the most points scored by a Navy player since Dennis Nealon produced 12 points against Washington College  on March 20, 1991.
6    Sophomore attackman Tucker Hull has recorded six hat tricks in his 16-game Navy career, including two this season … he led the Mids with six goals against VMI in the opener on Feb. 11 … it’s the most goals by a Navy player since Taylor Harris scored six against Holy Cross on March 26, 2006.
5    Each of the last five games between Navy and Bucknell have been decided by one goal … the Mids are 3-2 in those contests
4    In the fourth quarter this season, the Mids have been held to just three goals … they have been outscored 7-3 in the final quarter this season with that four-goal margin coming in last week’s loss to No. 4 North Carolina.
3    Three of Navy’s 2012 opponents are ranked in the 2012 USILA Coaches Poll – Johns Hopkins (2), North Carolina (4) and Maryland (5) – while Army and Colgate are receiving votes.
2    Senior midfielder Nikk Davis scored two goals in the final 18 seconds (0:18, 0:07) of last year’s Bucknell game to send the contest into extra minutes.
1    Over the last four seasons, 23 (9-14) of the Mids’ 63 contests have been decided by one goal … Navy has lost five-straight one-goal games.

More on the Bison
• It’s been heartbreak city for the Bison this season, dropping three games by a combined four goals, including overtime losses to nationally-ranked Delaware (11-10) and Villanova (13-12).
• Seventh-year head coach Frank Fedorjaka has put together a tough early-season schedule for the Bison, playing three of their first four games on the road … Saturday’s contest against the Mids marks the third-straight road game for Bucknell.
• The Bison turned in a 14-3 record a year ago and claimed the Patriot League Regular-Season and Tournament crowns.
• Fedorjaka returns seven starters from last year’s team, including First-Team All-Patriot League Billy Eisenreich who has moved from the midfield to attack this season … the senior is pacing the team with 11 points on six goals and a team-high tying five assists.
• Attackman Todd Heritage was one of the team’s top rookies a year ago and has returned to form this season where he has scored a team-best seven goals … meanwhile, rookie midfielder David Dickson has recorded nine points on four goals and five assists for the Bison this season … Dickson picked up Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors this past Monday after a two-goal, three-assist effort against Villanova.
• Junior Kyle Feeney has returned to the goal where he has surrendered 34 goals (11.29), while making 39 saves (53.4).
• Junior Ryan Gutkowski has taken over the faceoff duties this season, winning 28 of his 56 draws (50.0), while picking up a team-high 13 ground balls … his backup, rookie Gavin Sullivan, has won seven of 18 (38.9) draws.

Series History
• Saturday’s contest between Navy and Bucknell marks the 12th game in a series that began in 1996 … Navy holds a 7-4 advantage, including wins in five of the last seven contests.
• Navy had won three straight in the series before rookie Charlie Streep’s goal as time expired snapped the Mids’ winning streak in 2009 during the regular season.
• However, the Mids got sweet revenge on Bucknell’s home field when they scored a 9-8 win in the 2009 Patriot League Championship Game to earn an automatic bid to play in the NCAA Tournament.
• Seven of the 11 games in the series have been decided by one goal, including each of the last five … three of the seven one-goal contests have entered into extra minutes, including each of the last two … in 2010, midfielder Patrick Moran stuck his shot 1:20 into overtime to lead the Mids to an 8-7 OT win … meanwhile, last year scored four goals in the fourth, including a pair by Nikk Davis in the final 18 seconds of the game to send it into overtime … rookie Todd Heritage, however, found an opening and scored the game-winner for the Bison.
• Navy holds a 4-1 advantage in games played in Annapolis, including wins in each of the last four … the only game the Mids have dropped to Bucknell in Annapolis was the series’ inaugural game on April 3, 1996 … no surprise, the Bison edged the Mids by one goal, 6-5.

2011 Navy-Bucknell Recap
• Bucknell attackman Todd Heritage took a feed from Billy Eisenreich and tucked it past Navy keeper RJ Wickham to lead the Bison to a dramatic 12-11 double-overtime victory over Navy at Christy Mathewson Stadium.  The Mids scored four goals in the final 3:47 of regulation, including two in the final 18 seconds to send the game into OT.
• After Navy midfielder Nikk Davis scored the game’s opening goal at the 12:49 mark in the first period, Bucknell went on a four-goal scoring spree that featured three goals in just over a minute (7:46, 7:14, 6:29). The Mids, however, fought their way back, thanks in part to winning a handful of faceoffs.  In fact, an extra-man goal by freshman Sam Jones, followed by a nicely set up play by Jones to fellow rookie Tucker Hull pulled Navy to within one by the end of the first quarter.
• Navy tied the game at 4-4 just over two minutes into the second quarter when Jones found Brian Striffler cutting up the middle.  Over the next six minutes the two teams traded goals, but back-to-back goals by Bison senior Ryan Klipstein gave Bucknell 7-5 advantage heading into halftime.
• Bucknell pushed its lead to four at 9-5 with back-to-back goals to open the third stanza.  Heritage scored just 44 seconds into the second half, while Eisenreich gave the Bison their largest lead of the game with a 10-yard shot up the gut with 12:41 remaining in the third.
• The Mids climbed back into the game when Hull scored his third and fourth goals of the game.  The second of the two was generated by a save from Wickham who brought the ball up the field.  Wickham found Jones who then passed it off to short stick defensive middie Jordan Seivold who quickly sent the outlet to Hull who then cranked it in and got the Mids to within two once again at 9-7.
• Navy’s defense played a solid in the second half, keeping the Bison off the scoreboard for nearly 20 minutes.  At the 10:30 mark in the fourth, defensive midfielder Brye French attempted to throw his clearing pass across the field, but instead threw it right into the stick of Bucknell’s Charlie Streep at the top of the offensive box.  With the goal left vacated by Wickham, Streep sent a shot to the wide open goal.  Navy defenseman Michael Hirsch, however, made a spectacular play, diving at the shot and deflecting it away in what would have been a sure goal for the Bison.
• Mike Danylyshyn gave Bucknell its first goal since the 12:41 mark in the third period when he used a roll dodge to break free of Navy defensive midfielder Marty Gallagher to give the Bison a three-goal cushion with 7:54 to play in regulation.
• Navy simply would not quit, as it ralled over the final four minutes to force overtime.  Senior midfielder Andy Warner sent a hard shot with nearly no angle that caught the inside of the pipe at the 3:47 mark.  With 1:59 left, Warner found Jones cutting to the goal with Jones sticking the shot to bring the Mids to within one (10-9).
• However, a push by midfielder Jay Mann would prove costly for the Mids, as Navy surrendered an extra-man goal to Bucknell’s Chase Bailey with 1:15 to go.
•Draw specialist Logan West, who had struggled mightily over the previous few weeks, won back-to-back faceoffs to put the ball in the Mids’ hands.  In fact, in the fourth quarter he won five of the seven draws.
• With 18 seconds remaining, Warner sent a high pass to Davis who was forced to make an acrobatic catch and then punched it in for the goal.  West won the ensuing faceoff and the Mids went racing down the field where Hull found Davis for the game-tying goal with just seven ticks left on the clock.
• West continued to own the “x” coming up with the faceoff again, but an errant pass between Davis and Warner put the ball back into Bucknell’s hands. The Bison brought the ball down the field and worked it around.  Navy’s defense slid and left Heritage wide open on the crease for the game-winner.

League Openers
• Navy heads into its ninth season as a member of the Patriot League where it has put together a 38-11 (77.6) record.
• The Mids own a 5-3 record in Patriot League openers, including a 1-2 mark against Bucknell.
• Remarkably, Saturday’s contest marks the first time Navy has opened its Patriot League season at home … the Mids have played seven openers on the road and one, vs. Bucknell, in San Diego.

Patriot League Success
• Since joining the Patriot League in 2004, Navy is 49-13 (79.0) against conference members, which includes an 11-2 mark in the Patriot League Tournament … the Mids are 38-11 in regular-season action.
• The Mids have lost regular-season contests to …
Army (3)    2008, ‘10, ‘11
Bucknell (3)    2005, ‘09, ‘11
Colgate (3)    2006, ‘09, ‘11
Lafayette (1)    2010
Lehigh (1)    2011
… and dropped the program’s first Patriot League Tournament contest at the 2008 semifinals against eventual champion Colgate and its second to Army in the 2010 championship contest.
• Ten of the 13 losses were in games played either at the opponent’s field or at a neutral site.
• Navy owns a 26-3 record at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium against Patriot League competition since joining the conference in 2004 … the Mids are 20-3 during the regular season – dropping a 10-9 decision to Colgate in 2009, a 5-4 loss to the Raiders in 2011 and a 14-9 decision to arch rival Army in ‘11 – and 6-0 in the conference tournament.
• The Mids have produced undefeated marks in conference action twice, 7-0 in 2004 and 6-0 in ‘07.
• Navy has won at least a share of the Patriot League regular-season title in five (2004-05-06-07-08) of the seven years it has been a member of the league.
• Additionally, the Mids have claimed the league’s tournament crown five times (2004-05-06-07-09).
• 31 different Midshipmen have garnered All-Patriot League recognition, while 19 of the 31 have earned honors multiple times.
• In 2008, three-time All-American Jordan DiNola was selected as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year … though Navy has fielded the nation’s top-ranked scoring defense five times since joining the league, DiNola was the first Mid to be named the league’s top defensive player.

Meet the Mids
• Navy will hold its annual “Meet the Mids” event on Saturday, March 17, following its game against Holy Cross (12:00 pm) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
• Members of the Navy men’s lacrosse team will be available for autographs on the Blue Concourse, with the first 300 kids in line for the postgame autograph session receiving a Navy lacrosse “Meet the Mids” t-shirt, compliments of Beach Boys Papa John’s and Chick-fil-A.

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Trivial Thursday Thoughts ....

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Trivial Thursday Thoughts ….

Posted on 10 February 2011 by Rex Snider

Just a small list of stories and issues that we’ve covered on the “Afternoon Drive” over the past couple days …..

–  If you were among the 111 MILLION people watching the Super Bowl, there is a good chance you caught the shot of Cameron Diaz feeding A’Rod in a luxury suite.  Evidently, the Yankees star didn’t think it was very cool to televise it and he “flipped out” on Fox executives.

My blunt advice to A’Rod and other celebs – if you’re gonna take free tickets to sit in a suite, you’re fair game for any and every camera.  If you weren’t comfortable with such a reality, I know of at least 400 people who would’ve traded places …..

–  My latest on-air conversation with Allen McCallum regarded a plethora of different topics.  However, our most spirited conversation regarded “who bats 2nd in the Orioles lineup”.  Al and few callers like the prospect of slotting Adam Jones in the spot.

I can’t agree with the logic.  Jones carries a .319 career OBP, and he averages 124 strikeouts, per season, while only walking 30 times.  Show me a team with a #2 hitter meriting such numbers and I’ll guarantee you they’re a LOSER. 

Adam Jones simply lacks the eye and plate discipline of Nick Markakis – the obvious choice.

–  As you probably know, February is “Chick-Fil-A Month” at WNST.  Our friends at Chick-Fil-A are providing FREE BREAKFAST on Thursdays, throughout the month.  Everybody loves eating Chick-Fil-A, right?

Well, some of us LOVE the taste of Chick-Fil-A more than others.  In fact, some of us can probably be described as ADDICTS when it comes to the tasty menu.  This list would absolutely include Glenn Clark ….

During yesterday’s WNST Staff Meeting, I made the foolish decision of trying to eat a Chick-Fil-A breakfast sandwich in the presence of Mr. Clark.  For the first time in my life, I sensed what it must feel like to be a wildebeest in the world of a lion ….

It was “contentious” moment, to say the very least.  For a few moments, I was certain my Glock was going to make its first public appearance at the WNST studios.  The man is absolutely obsessed with Chick-Fil-A.

–  Admittedly, I’ve been a little surprised by the modest moaning and groaning over Vlad Guerrero’s age.  The newest Orioles designated hitter is 36 years old, and some fans want to hand him an AARP card.

Are they panicking in New York?  Alex Rodriguez will be 36 this season.  Are they panicking in Los Angeles?  Bobby Abreu will be 36, too.  Are they panicking in Boston?  Yep, David Ortiz will be 36, as well.

Give it a break, Vlad will be fine.  He is a consistent producer – period.

On yesterday’s program, former Orioles outfielder, Mike Young stopped by for a few moments and we chatted about his career.  One of the questions I asked regarded getting hit by a Major League pitch.

Mike was plunked 20 times during his career.  He couldn’t recall a specific incident that proved more painful than others.  As he said, “they all HURT ….”

But, this inspires me to ask, if you had to suffer one of these consequences, would you rather be drilled by an Aroldis Chapman fastball …..

Clocked by a Mike Tyson right jab …..

Or, sacked by a full speed version of Ray Lewis?

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