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Young scores winner for UMBC in OT over Stony Brook

Posted on 29 March 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – UMBC sophomore midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.) School) scored with 9.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime period as the Retrievers edged Stony Brook, 12-11, in the America East opening game for both squads.

Young and senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) led a balanced attack in goal-scoring with three apiece.

Stony Brook sophomore attackman Brody Eastwood led all scorers with five goals.

The Retrievers improved to 5-4 overall, while Stony Brook slipped to 4-6.

UMBC trailed, 4-0, after one quarter, but it was the Seawolves that had to rally late to send the game to extra time. They scored the final three goals of regulation, including the game-tying goal on Eastwood’s second of back-to-back scores with1:10 remaining in regulation. After Stony Brook controlled the ensuing draw, UMBC created a turnover, but Gregoire’s effort with 17 seconds remaining missed the cage.

Young had a chance to win the game early in overtime, but his shot from close range was deflected away by Stony Brook freshman netminder Hayden Johnston.  The Seawolves took control of the ball and drew a pair of technical fouls against the hosts and went two-men-up with 2:14 to play. SBU junior attackman Mike Rooney got inside, but his high shot was stuffed by UMBC red-shirt freshman netminder Connor Gordon (Bourne, Mass./Tabor Academy) and the Retrievers killed off the Seawolf opportunity.

Johnston would make two saves against UMBC sophomore midfielder Jack Gannon (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North) in the final minute, but the ball found its way back to Young in the center of the field. He made a dodge to the right and beat the Stony Brook keeper with a low shot.

Young also scored the game-winning goal against the Seawolves as a freshman in 2013, netting a shot with 2:39 to play in the fourth quarter to break a 12-all tie and propel UMBC to a 13-12 victory.

Both goalkeepers were outstanding in the well-played contest. Gordon fell one shy of his season high, making 15 saves, while Johnston stopped 12 Retriever attempts.

Stony Brook built a 5-1 lead after Eastwood’s first goal of the night at the 7:35 mark of the second quarter. But the Retrievers would hold the conference rivals scoreless for 18:34 and went on a 6-0 run to take a 7-5 advantage on freshman Max Maxwell’s (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) second third-quarter goal at the 9:45 mark of the stanza.

The visitors, who led 5-4 at the half, rallied and tied the game at 8-8 on back-to-back scores by Eastwood in a 39-second span late in the third quarter.

But UMBC grabbed the momentum heading to the fourth quarter, as Gregoire slipped in a tough angle shot with two seconds to play in the period.

UMBC extended the lead to 11-8 on goals by Young and Gannon in the first 5:58 of the fourth quarter before Stony Brook rallied.

Maxwell  (2g, 1a) and Gannon (1g, 2a) both scored three points for UMBC and sophomore attackman Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) scored a pair of goals.

Rooney had a goal and three helpers for SBU.

UMBC outshot Stony Brook, 41-35, but the Seawolves rallied to win the battle of face-offs, 15-12.

The Retrievers next play at Binghamton on Sunday, April 6.
Notes: UMBC is now 17-7 under Coach Don Zimmerman in overtime games and the Retriever mentor is 19-9 in his 28 seasons as a head coach… The Retrievers’ last overtime game was the 2013 conference opener when they fell ,15-14, at Hartford… Gregoire posted his sixth game of the season with three or more goals and now has 12 for his career… Young now has six career three-goal games… Stony Brook entered the game ranked third in the nation in extra-man offense and UMBC blanked the Seawolves on four opportunities… UMBC improved to 13-7 in the all-time series with the Seawolves and snapped a two-game home losing streak to SBU… UMBC is now 8-3 in America East openers.

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UMBC opens America East play Friday against Stony Brook

Posted on 27 March 2014 by WNST Staff

UMBC opens its 11th season of America East Conference play on Friday, March 28, when the Retrievers host Stony Brook at UMBC Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Live video streaming is available on www.umbcretrievers.tv and the game will be broadcast with Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill on the call.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: SR A Matt Gregoire recorded career highs in goals (6) and points (8) and SO linemate Nate Lewnes added a career-best five goals as UMBC (4-4) defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 17-7, at Waldron Family Stadium on Saturday.The 17 goals and 12 assists recorded by UMBC were season-highs and the most goals since a 17-16 win over Albany on April 21, 2012. Gregoire, who leads the team with 26 goals and 29 points, has scored all of his season’s goals in the last seven games. He recorded UMBC’s first six-goal goal since Scott Jones scored six times versus Vermont on April 6, 2013. Entering the week, he was sixth nationally with 3.63 goals per game.

Red-shirt FR G Connor Gordon is ranked ninth in the nation with 12.00 saves per game.

UMBC is 7-3 in ten previous America East Conference openers and has won its last two. The Retrievers’ all-time record in ten previous seasons of league play is 39-13 (.750) and UMBC is 22-4 (.846) at UMBC Stadium.

SEAWOLF UPDATE:  Stony Brook (4-5) held an 11-8 lead after three quarters, but St. John’s outscored the Seawolves, 5-0, in the final period to claim a 13-11 win Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Four Stony Brook players had two goals apiece, including SO M Chris Hughes, who added two assists. Stony Brook was 5 of 5 on extra-man chances, scoring five man-up goals for the first time since 2007 at Denver. SBU, which is ranked third nationally in man-up offense, has not won nor lost multiple games in a row in 2014.

SO A Brody Eastwood leads the Seawolves with 26 goals on the campaign. SO A Matt Schultz (14-18-32) and S M Chalen Rogers (12-20-32) are tied for the team lead with 32 points apiece. Three netminders have earned decisions for SBU this season. FR Hayden Johnstone got the start vs. St. John’s and made 10 saves.

LAST YEAR’S RESULT/ALL-TIME SERIES:  Pat Young broke a 12-all tie by scoring with 2:39 remaining and visiting UMBC won a critical America East Conference contest, 13-12, at defending champion Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium on April 13, 2013.  The game featured ten ties before Young took a feed from senior A/M Joe Lustgarten and buried a shot from nine yards out.

Nate Lewnes led a balanced UMBC attack with two goals and two assists. Young and Gregoire each scored two goals apiece for the visitors. Phil Poe won 18 of 29 draws, and the visitors outshot the hosts, 47-23.

UMBC leads the all-time series, 12-7, and snapped a three-game slide to SBU with the 2013 victory. The Seawolves have won the last two meetings at UMBC Stadium and are 4-5 in nine previous Baltimore contests.

WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC plays its first league road game of the campaign when they travel to Binghamton for a contest with the Bearcats on Sunday, April 6. The opening draw  is set for 2:00 p.m.

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#1 Maryland wins tough battle at Stony Brook 11-8

Posted on 08 March 2014 by WNST Staff

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Long Island natives senior Mike Chanenchuk and freshman Tim Rotanz combined to score six goals to lead the No. 1 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory over Stony Brook Saturday afternoon in front of 2,964 at LaValle Stadium.

Maryland improves to 5-0 on the season, while Stony Brook falls to 2-3.

After a bit of a shaky start for both teams Maryland scored first when Chanenchuk connected on a runner down the left alley for a 1-0 Terrapin lead at the 10:42 mark.

The Seawolves answered back less than a minute later on an unassisted goal by Mike Andreassi, but Maryland rattled off three unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead going into the second quarter.

Freshman Matt Rambo scored an unassisted goal at 9:26 to give the Terps the lead back. Chanenchuk netted his second of the day with 7:24 to play in the first to make it a 3-1 game.

Maryland’s extra-man unit closed out the scoring in the first with junior Jay Carlson connecting from the left wing off of a feed from junior Joe LoCascio at the 5:42 mark.

A slashing penalty on Stony Brook’s Bryan Judge in the final seconds of the first quarter gave the Terrapins another extra-man opportunity at the start of the second quarter. The Seawolves left Chanenchuk all alone at the top of the formation and the Poquott, N.Y., native stepped into a shot and ripped his third goal of the game into the upper left corner.

Sophomore Henry West extended the Terrapin lead to 6-1 with an unassisted goal at the 12:24 mark of the second.

Stony Brook ended the Terps’ scoring run at five goals with an extra-man goal by Brody Eastwood with 8:46 to play in the first half.

Freshman Tim Rotanz made his Maryland debut one to remember with his first collegiate goal at the 5:56 mark of the second. It didn’t take him long to score his second career goal either; just 17 seconds apart to be exact.

Senior Michael Ehrhardt caused a Stony Brook turnover, scooped up the groundball near midfield and made a perfect pass to Rotanz in stride for an easy score on the Seawolves’ goalie Hayden Johnstone with 5:39 to play to give Maryland the 8-2 lead going into halftime.

The Seawolves got on the board first in the second half on Brody Eastwood’s goal at the 11:15 mark, but Maryland struck right back less than two minutes later. Freshman Colin Heacock skipped a pass across the field to a wide-open Bryan Cole and the junior ripped a shot from the right alley to put the Terps back on top by six goals at 9-3.

The Seawolves opened the fourth quarter on a 4-0 run, with two goals coming from Matt Schultz, to cut Maryland’s lead back to two goals with 8:24 to play.

The Terps ended the run with 6:41 on the clock when West found Cole in the slot and Cole quickly turned and finished to make it a 10-7 game. The play really began back near the midfield with a caused turnover and groundball from senior Brian Cooper to stymie a Stony Brook opportunity.

Chanenchuk then scored exactly two minutes later, his fourth of the game, to give Maryland a four-goal cushion at 11-7.

Andreassi scored his second of the game with 1:12 to go to make it an 11-8 game.

Senior goalie Niko Amato was stout in net for the Terps, making nine saves on the day. Ehrhardt led the defensive effort for the Terps with three groundballs and two caused turnovers. Cooper also finished with three groundballs and one caused turnover.

Maryland returns to action in a special Friday night game vs. Villanova on March 14. Faceoff for the game between the Terps and Wildcats is set for 7 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium and the game will be streamed live on TerpsTV.

Game Notes:
• With today’s 11-8 win Maryland is now 3-0 all-time vs. Stony Brook.
• With four points on four goals, senior Mike Chanenchuk now has 13 hat tricks, 32 multi-point and 24 multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, junior Bryan Cole registered the first multi-goal and second multi-point game of his career.
• With two points on two goals, freshman Tim Rotanz registered the first multi-point and multi-goal game of his career.

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#1 Maryland looks to continue torrid start Saturday at Stony Brook

Posted on 07 March 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland (4-0) men’s lacrosse team returns to non-conference play when it plays at Stony Brook (2-2) for the first time since 2003. The Terps and the Seawolves are scheduled for a 1 p.m. start on Saturday, March 8 at LaValle Stadium.

• The Maryland-Stony Brook game is slated to be streamed live on AmericaEast.tv.

• Maryland was elevated to the No. 1 ranking this week following its 10-6 home win over previous No. 1 Duke on March 1. Senior Mike Chanenchuk took over the team scoring lead with his six-point performance vs. the Blue Devils. Chanenchuk now has 17 points on 12 goals and five assists and leads the team in each of those offensive categories. Junior Charlie Raffa has won 47-of-77 (.610) faceoffs this season with a team-best 31 groundballs. Senior Michael Ehrhardt has made a seamless transition to the long-stick midfield spot and has 15 groundballs, which leads all non-faceoff men, and a team-best 10 caused turnovers. Senior Niko Amato has started every game of his college career (54 straight) and boasts a 5.46 goals-against average this season with a .683 save percentage.

• Stony Brook is 2-2 on the season after seesawing through their first four games of 2014. The Seawolves have been led on offense this season by sophomore attackman Brody Eastwood. The Canadian finisher has 14 goals on just 24 shots and six of his tallies have come on extra-man opportunities. Sophomore midfielder Challen Rogers, another Canadian import, leads Stony Brook with nine assists, while also scoring four goals. Sophomore goalie Dan Shaughnessy, the team’s starter as a freshman in 2013, returned after missing the Marist and Lafayette games to start vs. Duke and Rutgers and has an 11.50 goals-against average this season. Freshman Kyle Rowe has taken 91 of the Seawolves’ 107 faceoff attempts and has won 59 for a .648 winning percentage. He also leads the team with 35 groundballs and has scored once and added one assist.

THE COUNT DOWN

10 … Since 2002 Maryland has won 105 of the 114 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .921 winning percentage.
9 … Maryland is 123-26 in games since 2002 when it allows nine goals or less, for an .826 winning percentage.
8 … Four different Terps combined to score eight of the Terps’ 13 goals in their 13-7 win over Stony Brook in 2013.
7 … This week’s game at Stony Brook is a homecoming for seven current Terps that are natives of Long Island.
6 … In the last six seasons Maryland is 16-3 in non-conference games in the month of March.
5 … Five current Terps have registered at least one career point vs. Stony Brook
4 … Four Terps (Mike Chanenchuk, Jay Carlson, Joe LoCascio & Matt Rambo) have registered at least one point in every game this season.
3 … This will be Maryland’s third game all-time vs. Stony Brook
2 … Niko Amato has two games this season with double-digit saves and now has 22 for his career.
1 … Maryland is ranked the No. 1 team in the country for the 11th time since 1978.

COACHING MATCH-UP

• John Tillman is in his seventh season as a head coach, and fourth with the Terps, with a 59-34 career record for a 63.4 winning percentage. Tillman is 39-15 (.722) as Maryland’s head coach. He had a 20-19 record in three seasons as the head coach at Harvard.

• Jim Nagle is in his 20th season season as a head coach and holds a lifetime record of 167-125 (.572). This is his third season at the head of the Stony Brook program and is 16-21 (.432) with the Seawolves.


SERIES HISTORY VS. STONY BROOK

• Maryland and Stony Brook have met only twice – a 16-4 Terrapin victory at Stony Brook in 2003 and 2013′s 13-7 Maryland win in College Park.

• No. 1 Maryland got two goals apiece from seniors Owen Blye and Kevin Cooper and sophomores Jay Carlson andJoe LoCascio in the Terps’ 13-7 win over the Seawolves on March 10, 2013 in College Park. The Terps held Stony Brook scoreless through the opening 16:48 of the game while opening up a 5-0 lead. Maryland dominated possession at the faceoff X with sophomore Charlie Raffa winning 15-of-18 draws with a career-high 11 groundballs.

• Mike Mollot had five points on a goal and four assists to lead 13 different Terps who tallied a point vs. the Seawolves in 2003. Six different Terps had two goals in the game, including Brian Hunt, who also had two assists in the 16-4 Maryland win.


MARYLAND AS THE NO. 1 TEAM

• The Terps took over the top spot in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll and the USILA Coaches’ Poll on March 3 after two impressive wins over then-No. 2 Syracuse and then-No. 1 Duke in sucsessive weeks. This is the 11th time Maryland has earned the No. 1 ranking since 1986.

• Overall, Maryland has played 28 games as the No. 1-ranked team and is 19-9 in those games.

• This last time the Terps were the No. 1 team in the rankings was in the 2013 season. After taking over the top spot following its 12-10 win at then-No. 1 Loyola on Feb. 23, the Terps played six games as the nation’s outright top team and was 4-2, defeating Duke, 16-7, in Durham on March 2, topping Stony Brook, 13-7, at home on March 10, going on the road to beat Villanova, 10-7, on March 16 and dropping a 10-8 decision to North Carolina on March 23. After regaining the No. 1 ranking on April 1, the Terps defeated Navy, 11-8, in Annapolis on April 5, but then dropped a 7-4 decision at home to Johns Hopkins on April. 13.

• Prior to the 2013 season, the last time Maryland was the top team in the nation was in March of 2006 after the Terps defeated then-No. 1 Duke, 8-7 on the road in overtime. Maryland defeated Towson as the No. 1 team the following Saturday, but fell, 7-6 in double-OT, to Bucknell on Tuesday, March 14. The Terrapins were still No. 1 in their 9-4 win at UMBC to close out their two-week stay at the top of the polls.

• The longest Maryland has held on to the No. 1 ranking was seven weeks in 1987. That streak came to an end with a 13-8 loss to No. 4 Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Semifinals.


GET TO 10 AND WIN

• One axiom of lacrosse is that if you score 10 goals or more your chances of winning are pretty good. Well, a look at the results since 2002 shows that when Maryland scores 10 or more goals there’s not just a pretty good chance the Terrapins will win; it’s an almost certainty. Since 2002 Maryland has won 105 of the 114 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .921 winning percentage.

• Maryland scored 10, but fell at North Carolina, 11-10, on March 24, 2012 and again came out on the losing end, despite scoring 11 in a 13-11 loss at Colgate on May 5, 2012. The Terps scored 11 vs. Johns Hopkins on April 16, 2011, but the Blue Jays won the game in overtime, 12-11. On April 3 of last season the Terps lost to No. 1 Virginia by a final of 11-10, giving Maryland its only loss when scoring 10 or more goals in 2010. In 2009 the Terps lost to Georgetown, 13-10 on Feb. 21 and lost again when scoring 10 in the ACC Semifinals in a 16-10 defeat at North Carolina. Prior to that, Maryland had not lost when scoring 10 or more goals since dropping an 11-10 decision to Virginia in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Durham, N.C. The Terrapins got to 10 goals in the 100th game against Johns Hopkins, but the Blue Jays took the game 14-10. Virginia is the only team to beat the Terps twice when allowing 10 or more goals. The Wahoos did it first in 2002 with another 11-10 decision.

HOLDING OPPONENTS TO SINGLE-DIGITS

• The Terps have been extremely impressive (winning 92.1 percent of its games since 2002) when it scores 10 or more goals, they have been nearly as impressive when holding opponents to less than 10 goals during that span.

• Since 2002 Maryland is 123-26 in games, for a .826 winning percentage, when it has held opponents under 10 goals. The Terps have played 197 total games since 2002. Maryland has held opponents to nine goals or less 75.1 percent of the time.


SHOOTING TELLS THE STORY

• Since 2005 the Terps are a remarkable 64-4 (.941) when shooting 30% or better in a game. The only four losses were: 13-10 to Georgetown in 2009 (the Terps shot 10 of 30 for 33.3% vs. the Hoyas), 11-10 to No. 1 Virginia on April 3, 2010 (10 of 33 for 30.3%), 12-11 in overtime on April 16, 2011 to No. 3 Johns Hopkins (11 of 28 for 39.3%) and 13-11 at Colgate on May 5, 2012 (11 of 31 for 35.5%).

• Maryland is 4-0 on the year and shot 30% or better in two of its four victories and just barely missed that mark in the win at Syracuse.

W- Mount St. Mary’s: 16 goals, 44 shots = 36.4%
W- UMBC: 14 goals, 45 shots = 31.1%
W- at Syracuse: 16 goals, 55 shots = 29.1%
W- Duke: 10 goals, 44 shots = 22.7%

• If 30% is the benchmark, then 40% shooting is in a class all to itself and Maryland has shot 40% or better in 15 games since the start of the 2008 season. Out of those 14 games, Maryland shot 50% or better in four of them.


STREAKING TERPS

• Four games into the 2014 season and so far and four Terps have nothced at least one point in every game.

• Senior Mike Chanenchuk has scored at least one point in each of the four games so far in 2014 and has a 27-game point scoring streak dating back to the Johns Hopkins game on Apr. 14, 2012. Overall, for his Maryland career Chanenchuk has tallied at least one point in 34 of 36 games.

• Juniors Jay Carlson and Joe LoCascio and freshman Matt Rambo have also registered at least one point in every game this season.


FRESHMAN HAT TRICKS

• With four goals in his first college game, a 16-3 win over Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 8), Matt Rambo became just the ninth Maryland men’s lacrosse freshman to record a hat trick since 1998. He followed that up with another hat trick in the 14-3 win over UMBC (Feb. 15) to become the first Terp to record back-to-back hat tricks in his first two collegiate games since Grant Catalino in 2008.

• Connor Cannizzaro scored his first hat trick with three goals in the Terps’ 16-8 win at Syracuse to become the 10th Terp freshman with a hat trick since 1998. This marks just the second time since 1998 that two freshman have recorded hat tricks in the same season.

• Game-by-game stats haven’t been saved since the 1998 season, so the following chart can only go back to then, but here’s a look at freshman hat tricks (consecutive games are underlined):

Andrew Combs (1 in 1998): 3-0=3 vs. Towson, Mar. 7
Mike LaMonica (1 in 1999): 3-0=3 vs. Penn State, Mar. 17
Mike Mollot (1 in 2000): 3-4=7 vs. Hofstra, May 14 (NCAA first round)
Dan LaMonica (3 in 2001): 3-1=4 vs. Duke, Mar. 4; 3-1=4 vs. Johns Hopkins, Apr. 14; 3-1=4 vs. Virginia, Apr. 20 (ACC semifinals)
Joe Walters (6 in 2003): 4-1=5 at Towson, Mar. 8; 4-2=6 vs. Bucknell, Mar. 114-0=4 vs. Butler, Mar. 25; 3-1=4 at Virginia, Mar. 29; 4-0=4 at Navy, Apr. 5; 3-1=4 vs. UMBC, Apr. 25
Grant Catalino (3 in 2008): 4-0=4 at Georgetown, Feb. 23; 3-1=4 at Mount St. Mary’s, Feb. 26; 4-3=7 vs. Yale, May 3
Travis Reed (4 in 2008): 4-1=5 at Mount St. Mary’s, Feb. 26; 3-0=3 at Duke, Mar. 1; 3-0=3 vs. Providence, Mar. 3; 3-2=5 vs. Virginia, Mar. 29
John Haus (1 in 2010): 3-0=3 vs. North Carolina, Apr. 23 (ACC semifinals)
Matt Rambo (2 in 2014): 4-2=6 vs. Mount St. Mary’s, Feb. 8; 3-0=3 vs. UMBC, Feb. 15
Connor Cannizzaro (1 in 2014): 3-1=4 at Syracuse, Feb. 22


50 PERCENT OR MORE

• Senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk scored five of the Terps’ 10 goals in the team’s 10-6 win over No. 1 Duke on March 1, 2014. That performance marks just the ninth time since 1998 that a Maryland player scored at least 50 percent of the team’s goals in a victory (with a five-goal minimum). Chanenchuk is the first Maryland player since 1998 to accomplish the feat at home.

• Here’s a look at Terps who have scored 50% or more of the team’s goals (min. 5 goals) in wins since 1998:

Mike Chanenchuk, 5 goals in 10-6 win vs. Duke (3/1/14)
Jay Carlson, 5 goals in 10-7 win at Villanova (3/16/13)
Joe Walters, 6 goals in 11-4 win at Johns Hopkins (4/15/06)
Joe Walters, 5 goals in 9-6 win at North Carolina (3/25/06)
Xander Ritz, 5 goals in 8-7 OT win at Duke (3/4/06)
Joe Walters, 6 goals in 12-11 win vs. Virginia in ACC finals (4/25/04)
Buggs Combs, 6 goals in 10-4 win at Delaware (3/17/01)
Scott Hochstadt, 6 goals in 9-4 win at Yale (5/1/99)
Scott Hochstadt, 7 goals in 14-11 win at Virginia in ACC finals (4/19/98)

• There are a couple others earlier than 1998, which includes a minimum of six goals scored (which is the minimum for the single-game records):

Rob Wurzburger, 6 goals in 12-7 win at Towson (3/26/88)
Dick Corrigan, 9 goals in 17-10 win over Navy (4/26/58)


TERPS’ 89TH SEASON OF LACROSSE

• The Terps boast an all-time record of 751-253-4 (.747), dating back to the first varsity team in 1924 (a team was not fielded in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II). Maryland has finished every one of its previous 88 seasons with a .500 or better record, including last season when the Terps went 12-6. The program reached the 700-win milestone with a 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 at Ludwig Field and became just the fourth program with 750 wins with a 16-8 win at No. 2 Syracuse on Feb. 22, 2014.

• During the decade of the 2000s, Maryland went 111-49 for a .694 win percentage, making it the winningest decade in Terrapin lacrosse history. In the decade of the 1990s, Maryland posted a 95-47 record. The .669 winning percentage matched Maryland’s win percentage of the 1980s when the Terps went 83-41 and also compiled a .669 win percentage. So far, Maryland is 51-19 in the 2010′s for a .728 winning percentage.


THE 700 CLUB

• Maryland’s 15-6 victory over Penn on April 14, 2009 was the program’s 700th victory in 84 seasons of varsity men’s lacrosse. The Terps join Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Navy, Army and Cornell as the only programs with 700 or more Division I wins.

• Two things that make Maryland’s accomplishment all the more impressive is that the Terps reached the 700-win plateau in just their 84th season. Only Syracuse reached win No. 700 in as few seasons, but it took the Orange 53 more games than Maryland. In fact, Maryland needed only 940 games to reach 700 wins and only Johns Hopkins needed fewer games (932) to hit the historic number, but the Blue Jays did so in their 105th season.

CONSECUTIVE 10-WIN SEASONS

• Maryland’s 18-6 win over the Colgate on May 4, 2013 extended the Terps’ streak of double-digit win seasons to 11, which is the longest active streak in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse. (Special thanks to Patrick Stevens of the D1scource.com).

• There are only four programs with a current streak of at least five-straight 10-win seasons:

Maryland (11): 2013 (10-4), 2012 (12-6), 2011 (13-5), 2010 (12-4), 2009 (10-7), 2008 (10-6), 2007 (10-6), 2006 (12-5), 2005 (11-6), 2004 (13-3), 2003 (12-4)
Notre Dame (8): 2013 (11-4), 2012 (13-3), 2011 (11-3), 2010 (10-7), 2009 (15-1), 2008 (14-3), 2007 (11-4), 2006 (10-5)
Duke (7): 2013 (16-5), 2012 (15-5) 2011 (14-6), 2010 (16-4), 2009 (15-4), 2008 (18-2), 2007 ( 17-3)
North Carolina (5): 2013 (13-4), 2012 (11-6), 2011 (10-6), 2010 (13-3), 2009 (12-6)

• Cornell’s string of seven-straight 10+ win seasons came to an end in 2012 with a 9-4 final mark. Virginia’s streak of eight-consecutive seasons with 10+ wins ended in 2013 with a 7-8 record, while Siena saw its run of six 10-win seasons end with an 8-9 mark this season.


A FAMILY AFFAIR

• Many school’s refer to their sports programs as families, but the Maryland men’s lacrosse program is truly a family affair. Since 2001, the Terps have had 13 sets of brothers, including three on this season’s roster, don the red and black together for at least one season.

Harry & Thomas Alford: 2004-05-06-07
Jake & Jesse Bernhardt: 2010-11-12-13
Justin & Owen Blye: 2009-10-11
Brian & Kevin Cooper: 2011-12-13
Billy & Bobby Gribbin: 2012-13
Brendan & Ian Healy: 2003-04-05
Bryn & Curtis Holmes: 2010
Bryn & Travis Holmes: 2007
Dan & Mike LaMonica: 2001-02
Chris & Willy Passavia: 2001-02-03
Brian & Michael Phipps: 2007
Max & Xander Ritz: 2005-06
Mark & Michael White: 2008-09-10-11

• The 2014 season is the first since 2000 that the Terps have not had a brother combination on the roster.


MARYLAND IN SEASON OPENERS

• Maryland has an 85-3-1 (.961) lifetime record in season openers dating back to the 1924 season. The Terps have won their last 19 openers and 26 of the last 27, with the only loss coming to Duke in 1993, when they fell to Duke 9-5 on March 6.

• After losing their 1925 opener to Yale, 5-3, the Terps went on to win 40 consecutive season openers from 1926 through 1967. The streak was broken when Maryland tied Princeton, 6-6, in the 1968 opener. Following the deadlock, Maryland went on to win its next 14 openers, giving the Terps a 54-0-1 record over a 57-year span (Maryland did not field a team in 1944 and 1945 due to World War II.)

21 STRAIGHT IN SEASON OPENERS

• After beating Mount St. Mary’s to open the 2013 season the Terps have an 20-game winning streak in season openers. Five of those wins came against Villanova (1994-98) and the last nine over Denver, Mount St. Mary’s (three times), Air Force, Hobart, Duke, Georgetown (four times), Bellarmine (twice), Presbyterian, Detroit Mercy and Hartford. Over the 21-year stretch, Maryland outscored its foes 306-108 (an average score of 14.6-5.1) in those games.

• The Terps have not allowed more than seven goals to any opponent in a season opener over the last 21 years. Maryland has not allowed an opponent to score 10 or more goals in a season opener since Syracuse beat the Terps, 16-13 on March 9, 1983.

FOUR TAKEN IN MLL DRAFT

• Led by senior defender Michael Ehrhardt, four Maryland men’s lacrosse student-athletes were chosen in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft.

• Ehrhardt was chosen seventh overall by the Charlotte Hounds, becoming the eighth Maryland player to be taken in the first round, joining Lee Zink (2004, 5th), Chris Passavia (2004, 6th), Joe Walters (2006, 1st), Bill McGlone (2006, 5th), Ray Megill (2007, 9th), Joe Cinosky (2008, 9th) and Jesse Bernhardt (2013, 4th).

• Senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk was the next Terrapin off the board, also joining the Hounds as the 11th overall selection.

• The third Terp to be selected was senior goalie Niko Amato, becoming the first Terp to join the Florida Launch, with the 29th overall selection.

• The final Terp to be drafted was senior short-stick defensive midfielder Brian Cooper, who earned the distinction of being 2014′s MLL equivalent of “Mr. Irrelevant” as the final selection of the draft, going with the 64th overall selection to the Chesapeake Bayhawks.


FIVE TERP ALUMS SELECTED FOR TEAM USA

• Five Maryland men’s lacrosse alumni were named to the 30-man roster for the U.S. National Team that will compete at the 2014 FIL World Championships from July 10-19 in Denver.

• Jesse Bernhardt (2013), Dan Burns (2011), Jeff Reynolds (2009), Drew Snider (2012) and Lee Zink (2004) made the team, which was selected from an original pool of 98 players through a seven-month selection process.

• Maryland’s five selections are tied for the most of any college program with Johns Hopkins, which also has five alums among the 30-man roster.


2014 TEAM CAPTAINS

• Four players have been named team captains for the 2014 season. The quartet, which was selected by a combination of team vote and coaches’ input, consists of seniors Tyler Adelsberger, Niko Amato, Mike Chanenchukand Michael Ehrhardt.


BIG TEN LACROSSE STARTS IN 2015

• The University of Maryland’s men’s lacrosse team will compete in the Big Ten Conference beginning with the 2015 season, following an announcement from the conference office on June 3, 2013 that the Big Ten has secured six men’s teams when Johns Hopkins was accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year to give the Big Ten six men’s programs, joining Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.

• The six programs that will comprise Big Ten men’s lacrosse boast 56 national championships, with schools that have competed for more than a century. Johns Hopkins has been an independent since 1883 and leads all schools with 44 national championships. Maryland has claimed 11 national titles, while Rutgers has also won a national championship. The Scarlet Knights launched men’s lacrosse in 1887, followed by programs starting in 1913 for Penn State, 1924 for Maryland and 1953 for Ohio State. Michigan instituted a men’s lacrosse program in 2012. Maryland, Ohio State and Penn State each qualified for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship in 2013, with the Buckeyes advancing to the quarterfinals.

 

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UMBC looks to snap losing streak to Stony Brook Wednesday

Posted on 18 February 2014 by WNST Staff

SET THE SCENE: UMBC (9-17, 5-8 America East) heads back to the road to face Stony Brook (18-8, 10-2) at Pritchard Gymnasium on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The Retrievers are looking to snap an eleven-game slide versus the Seawolves. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m, video streaming is available via the America East digital network.   

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC, which fell, 76-52, at Vermont on Saturday, has bounced back from its last three setbacks with victories and is 4-3 in its last seven outings.   FR G Rodney Elliott continues to put up staggering first-season numbers and is four points shy of recording the third-most points for Retriever Division I freshmen. Classmate post David Kadiri had a solid week, averaging 9.5 ppg and 7.5 rebounds per contest.

SEAWOLF UPDATE: Stony Brook shook off a rare home conference loss to UNH last Wednesday (73-69) and edged UMass Lowell, 78-68, on the road on Saturday. SO post Jameel Warney is the dominant post player in America East, averaging 15.1 points and 8.3 caroms per game. He is amongst the nation’s leaders, shooting 63.9% from the floor. Three guards (Anthony Jackson, Carson Puriefoy and Dave Coley) all average in double figures for the Seawolves.

WHO’S UP NEXT:  UMBC plays its final home game of the season on Saturday, Feb. 22, when they host Binghamton. The Retrievers will honor seniors Quentin Jones, Chase Plummer, Brett Roseboro and Jamar Wertz, who was unable to compete this season.  Tip-off time will be adjusted to approximately 7:10 p.m.

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Towson visits Stony Brook Saturday for CAA opener

Posted on 27 September 2013 by WNST Staff

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Seeking their ninth consecutive victory, Coach Rob Ambrose and the Tiger football team will open its Colonial Athletic Association schedule on Saturday night at Stony Brook at 6:00 p.m.

Stony Brook is a first-year member of CAA football. Last season, the Seawolves posted a 10-3 record and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA FCS playoffs. Stony Brook, which was a Top 25 team until losing at Villanova last week, has a 1-2 record this season, including a 1-1 CAA mark.

The Towson-Stony Brook game will be broadcast back to the Baltimore area on www.TowsonTigers.com. Spiro Morekas, Ron Meehan, Zach Maskavich and Damon Lewis will call the action.

With a 4-0 record, the Tigers have the second-longest winning streak in FCS football. They are playing their fourth road game this season. Towson has played only one home game.

The Tigers’ current eight-game winning streak is remarkable because six of those victories came on the road. Towson ended the 2012 season with road victories at No. 22 Villanova, No. 23 Delaware and No. 7 New Hampshire. To date, the Tigers have posted victories at Connecticut, Holy Cross and North Carolina Central.

The Tigers come into the Stony Brook game with one of the top defenses in FCS football. The Tigers are ranked fourth in the nation, allowing only 12.3 points per game. The Tigers have been very tough against the run, allowing only 53.0 yards per game. That mark places the Tigers third in the nation. Towson has not allowed a rushing touchdown this season.

With 17 sacks in four games, Towson is fourth nationally. Junior Ryan Delaire leads the Tigers with 3.5 sacks while freshman Max Tejada has two sacks.

Coach Ambrose says, “The sacks are a total team effort. Sometimes they are caused by pass coverage. Our defensive line has played extremely well and those guys keep shuttling in and out. We don’t have a superstar which is good. If you are counting on one guy to get all of your sacks, he will get double-teamed.”

Senior linebacker Telvion Clark leads the Tigers with 30 tackles in four games. Monte Gaddis is second on the team with 19 tackles.

Senior quarterback Peter Athens continues to lead the Tiger offense. He has completed 66 of 100 passes in four games. He has thrown for 885 yards and five touchdowns with only two interceptions. He is rated 20th in the nation in pass efficiency.

The Tigers, who have won or shared the last two CAA championships, will also be counting on junior Terrance West. West is averaging 124.5 yards per game and leads NCAA FCS with 11 touchdowns. He has scored 55 touchdowns in 25 career games.

For the fifth year in a row, Coach Ambrose and his coaching staff will join their coaching colleagues across the nation by participating in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) “Coach to Cure MD” event when Towson plays at Stony Brook.

As part of the program, Tiger coaches wear shoulder patches on the sidelines to help raise awareness for the “Coach to Cure MD.”

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood and primarily affects boys across all races and cultures. Boys and young men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy develop progressive muscle weakness that eventually causes loss of mobility, wheelchair dependency and a decline in respiratory and cardiac function. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and limited therapeutic options exist.

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UMBC holds off Stony Brook in wild America East showdown

Posted on 13 April 2013 by WNST Staff

Stony Brook, N.Y.—Freshman midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.Y./Christchurch School) broke a 12-all tie by scoring with 2:39 remaining and visiting UMBC won a critical America East Conference contest, 13-12, at defending champion Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium.

The game featured ten ties before Young took a feed from senior A/M Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and buried a shot from nine yards out.

Stony Brook had one last opportunity, but UMBC netminder Wes DiRito (Odenton, Md./DeMatha) made a save on a deflected shot with 28 seconds remaining.

“I think our guys rose to the occasion and won a tough road game down the stretch,” head coach Don Zimmerman said. “The team has remained positive throughout a very demanding season and the dividends are starting to pay off. We will enjoy the win, but we need to be ready to move forward next week and play a terrific Albany team at their place.”

Freshman M/A Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) led a balanced UMBC attack with two goals and two assists. Young, senior attackman Matt Gregoire ((Crofton, Md./South River) and senior midfielder Scott Hopmann (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) each scored two goals apiece for the visitors.

UMBC won back-to-back games for the first time this season and improved to 2-1 in America East and 5-6 overall. Stony Brook dropped back-to-back contests for the first time in 2012 and slipped to 1-2 and 6-6 respectively.

Neither team led by more than one goal in the second half. The Retrievers trailed, 7-6, at the break, but Nate Lewnes and Young gave the visitors an 8-7 advantage very early in the third quarter. But SBU went on a brief 2-0 run before Hopmann closed the stanza with a score in close quarters as 35 seconds remained.

The Seawolves took leads of 10-9, 11-10, and 12-11 in the fourth quarter, but Gregoire, Lustgarten and senior midfielder Dave Brown (Coopersburg, Pa./The Hill School) responded each time to knot the score for UMBC. Brown’s unassisted goal tied the score at 12-12 with 4:11 to play.

Junior Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) won the ensuing draw and UMBC called a time-out before Young’s game-winning goal.

The Retrievers dominated time of possession, as Poe won 18 of 29 draws, and the visitors outshot the hosts, 47-23.

Senior midfielder Jeff Tundo led all scorers with three goals and two helpers. SBU freshman netminder Dan Shaughnessy made 10 saves in the cage, while DiRito countered with five for UMBC.

UMBC outshot Stony Brook, 26-13, in the first half, but only put nine attempts on goal. The Retrievers trailed 1-0 and 2-1, but did take a brief 3-2 lead on Gregoire’s score with 4:03 to play in the first half. The Seawolves scored twice in an 11-second span in the final minute of the stanza and led 4-3 after 15 minutes.

After Nate Lewnes tied the score near the midpoint of the half, the hosts went on a 3-0 run to take a 7-4 advantage with 3:19 remaining in the period. But senior defensive midfielder Neill Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) ended the run by blasting a shot past Shaughnessy with 1:28 to play in the half. UMBC took the momentum into the break as sophomore middieDerek Bertolini (Madison, Conn./Choate) slipped inside and converted a Brown  pass to bring the visitors within 7-6 with 13 seconds left.

UMBC faces No. 12 Albany (3-0, 9-3) at John Fallon Field on Friday evening, April 19.

Notes: The Retrievers won on the road for the first time in 2013 and snapped a six-game road losing streak that dated back to 2012,..In its tenth season of league play, UMBC won for the 38th time in 50 America East regular season contests… The Retrievers committed no penalties in the game, while SBU was whistled for one 30-second foul… UMBC is 2-0 in 2013 when tied after three quarters-they outscored Mount St .Mary’s, 3-1, in the final 15 minutes in a 10-8 victory on March 23… The Retrievers snapped a three-game slide vs. Stony Brook and improved to 12-7 all-time vs. the Seawolves.

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UMBC tries to build off big win with visit to Stony Brook Saturday

Posted on 12 April 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team faces America East Conference defending champion Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. on Saturday, April 13. The opening face-off is set for 4:00 p.m.

 

The Retrievers (1-1 America East, 4-6 overall) are coming off their most convincing win in their 10-year league tenure, a 19-6 truimph over Vermont on April 6. Senior attackman Scott Jones scored a career-best six goals to lead a potent offensive attack, while junior face-off specialist Phil Poe recorded a school-record 23 face-off wins.

 

The Seawolves (1-1, 6-5) rallied from a 13-4 second-half deficit vs. Binghamton on the same day, but the Bearcats scored in overtime to prevail, 14-13.

 

TOP 20 RANKINGS: UMBC’s performance vs. Vermont catapulted the Retrievers into the top 20 nationally in the following categories…

 

Scoring Offense:           17th (11.28 goals per game)

Man-Up:                        10th (42.9%)

Shot Pct.:                     10th (31.5%)

Face-Off Pct.:               17th (53.1%)

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT. Stony Brook rallied from a nine-goal deficit to tie the game at 13, but Binghamton’s Michael Antinozzi’s goal with 1:02 left in the first overtime lifted the Bearcats to a 14-13 win over the Seawolves Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.Freshmen Challen Rogers and Brody Eastwood each scored three goals for Stony Brook (6-5, 1-1 America East), which scored four goals over the first 42-plus minutes and nine in the final 20. Eastwood and senior attackman Jeff Tundo lead SBU with 26 goals each, while Tundo has a team-best 46 total points. The Seawolves are 5-2 on the road in 2013, but only 1-3 at home.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC leads the all-time series, 11-7, but the Seawolves have captured the last three contests. The Retrievers are 5-3 in eight previous meetings at SBU.

 

THE LAST TIME WE MET: Scott Jones tied a career-high with five goals and led a furious comeback, but the host Retrievers fell to Stony Brook, 10-8, before 960 fans at UMBC Stadium on April 14, 2012. The Retrievers trailed, 9-2, late in the third quarter, but exploded for five goals in the span of 3:11 to trim the deficit to 9-7 with 12:17 remaining. The Retrievers had two possessions to cut the lead to one, but committed turnovers in each case. The second miscue led to a Seawolf fast break and freshman attackman Mike Rooney scored to restore a three-goal visitor margin at 10-7 with 8:11 to play.

 

UP NEXT: UMBC returns to the state of New York to face America East rival No. 12 Albany on Friday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.

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