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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 17 December 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Women’s College Basketball-UMBC @ Loyola (Saturday 12pm Reitz Arena)

10. Beyonce (Wednesday 8pm Verizon Center); Switchfoot/New Politics (Thursday 8pm Rams Head Live), Kix (Saturday 8pm Rams Head Live); The English Beat (Wednesday 8pm Baltimore Soundstage); Saves The Day (Saturday 8:30pm Ottobar); Michael Bolton (Tuesday 8pm Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts); Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Tuesday 7:30pm Birchmere), Carbon Leaf (Thursday & Friday 7:30pm Birchmere); Chatham County Line (Wednesday 8pm Jammin’ Java)

Switchfoot: you have no idea how much you enjoy them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_5oE0ijhKg

New Politics does the song you’ve heard a ton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVOUTkFkMNU

Carbon Leaf should stop spending any more than a day or two out of the area every month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOo7ZzwOI9I

Chatham County Line is worth finding out more about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMaZEWxy3S8

9. A John Waters Christmas (Thursday & Friday 7pm Baltimore Soundstage); Kick-Ass 2” and “The Lone Ranger” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Wednesday) American Hustle“, “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Inside Llewyn Davis” out in theaters (Friday)

I will be seeing ALL of these movies this week. I enjoy this.

And this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQyPVBtLXk0

AND this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awR-XUHCMd8

AND this.

I will see all of these.

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Towson remains second in FCS coaches’ poll

Posted on 30 September 2013 by WNST Staff

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Three teams entered the top 10 of the FCS Coaches’ poll this week, with Eastern Illinois, Coastal Carolina and Lehigh jumping seven, six and seven spots, respectively, in the rankings. North Dakota State kept a strong hold on the No. 1 slot, notching all 26 first-place votes for the fourth consecutive week.

The Bison shut out South Dakota State 20-0 on Saturday, holding last week’s sixth-ranked team to minus-32 yards rushing and 124 yards of total offense. NDSU will face another top-10 opponent this week, as the Bison welcome No. 4 Northern Iowa to the Fargodome.

Towson sits at No. 2 again this week, picking up 623 points from the coaches. Sam Houston State (599) moved up one spot to third following a 49-35 win against then-No. 3 Eastern Washington. Northern Iowa (567) also inched up a spot in the rankings to No. 4. The Panthers dropped McNeese State, which was ranked No. 9 last week, 41-6 on Saturday.

Eastern Illinois jumped seven spots into the top five for the first time this season, earning 485 points. Coastal Carolina pushed forward six spots in the rankings to No. 6 after moving to 5-0 with a 53-28 win at Elon on Saturday. Montana State (465) is seventh, followed by Eastern Washington (450), South Dakota State (432) and Lehigh (345) rounding out the top 10.

Central Arkansas (336) moved forward to No. 11, while Montana (330) droped from the top 10 to the No. 12 slot. Fordham jumped three spots this week to settle at No. 13, followed by McNeese State (320) and Wofford (298).

Bethune-Cookman slid up to No. 16 with 256 points, while Northern Arizona (242) jumped five spots to No. 17 this week. New Hampshire fell 11 spots to No. 18 after suffering a 34-27 defeat at the hands of Lehigh.

Cal Poly is 19th with 198 points, followed by Villanova (168), James Madison (122) and Youngstown State (117).

Three new teams enter the poll, with Maine (103) taking the No. 23 ranking. Gardner-Webb (49) and Delaware (47) make their debuts at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.

Richmond, Stony Brook and Illinois State dropped from the rankings.

 

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Towson remains third in FCS media poll

Posted on 30 September 2013 by WNST Staff

UNBEATEN TIGERS MAINTAIN NUMBER THREE NATIONAL RANKING

Tigers Ranked Third For Second Straight Week

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. –  Coming off a 35-21 come-from-behind victory over Stony Brook, the undefeated Towson University football team maintained its third place standing in the weekly FCS poll which was announced by The Sports Network.

Towson was ranked third in the nation last week and was ranked fourth the last two previous weeks. The Tigers started the year as the 11th-ranked team in FCS. They moved up to fifth after a season-opening victory over Connecticut.

This is the highest national ranking at the FCS level that the Tigers have ever received.

Towson is ranked third in the nation behind defending national champion North Dakota State (4-0) and Sam Houston State (4-1). Sam Houston State was ranked fourth last week but moved ahead of Towson with a 49-34 victory over No. 2 Eastern Washington. Towson is only 28 points behind Sam Houston State.

Sam Houston State was the NCAA FCS runner-up to North Dakota State the last two years.

There was quite a shakeup in the Top 10 over the weekend. North Dakota State and Towson are the only two schools that are ranked the same as last week.

Northern Iowa (4-0) moved up to number four nationally while Eastern Illinois (4-1) is ranked fifth. Eastern Washington (2-2) dropped to sixth while South Dakota State (3-2) fell to seventh. Montana State (3-2) and Coastal Carolina (5-0) both moved into the Top Ten for the first time this season. Montana State is eighth and Coastal Carolina is ninth.

Fordham (5-0) made a big jump from 16th to 12th while Lehigh (4-0) jumped up to 13th from 21stafter a win over No. 10 New Hampshire.

The Tigers, who have won their last nine games, own the second-longest winning streak in FCS football. North Dakota State has a 13-game winning streak.

Towson is one of five Colonial Athletic Association teams ranked in the FCS Top 25. New Hampshire (1-2) is ranked 19th while Villanova is ranked 20th. Maine (4-1) and Delaware (4-1) joined the Top 25 for the first time this week. The Black Bears are ranked 23rd and the Blue Hens are 24th.

Towson is one of five FCS schools that have a perfect 5-0 record. Coastal Carolina, Fordham, Sacred Heart and Charleston Southern are also 5-0.

The Tigers will be seeking their tenth consecutive victory when host No. 19 New Hampshire on Saturday at 12 noon.

 

 

2013 FCS FOOTBALL RANKINGS – The Sports Network

1.       North Dakota State (157)                                 4-0                3,949                   1

2.      Sam Houston State (1)                                     4-1                 3,673                   4

3.      Towson University                                          5-0                3,645                   3

4.      Northern Iowa                                                4-0                3,492                   5

5.      Eastern Illinois                                               4-1                 3,156                    8

6.      Eastern Washington                                        2-2                3,050                  2

7.      South Dakota State                                         3-2                2,581                   6

8.      Montana State                                                3-2                2,561                   11

9.      Coastal Carolina                                             5-0                2,478                  12

10.     Montana                                                         3-1                 1,964                    7

11.      McNeese State                                               4-1                 1,836                    9

12.     Fordham                                                        5-0                1,832                   16

13.     Lehigh                                                           4-0                1,764                    21

14.     Central Arkansas                                            2-2                1,763                    13

15.     Northern Arizona                                            3-1                 1,711                     24

16.     Georgia Southern                                            3-1                 1,635                    15

17.     Wofford                                                          2-2                1,203                   17

18.     Cal Poly                                                         2-2                1,195                    18

19.     New Hampshire                                              1-2                 1,162                    10

20.    Villanova                                                       2-2                1,002                   19

21.     Bethune-Cookman                                          3-1                 947                     20

22.    Tennessee-Martin                                           3-1                 724                    23

23.    Maine                                                            4-1                 702                    NR

24.    Delaware                                                       4-1                 671                      NR

25.    Gardner-Webb                                                 4-1                 570                    25

Others receiving votes:  Youngstown State 555, James Madison 544, William & Mary 235, Southern Utah 180, North Carolina A&T 126, Richmond 83, Tennessee State 59, Samford 46, Illinois State 45, Charleston Southern 41, Southeastern Louisiana 33, Harvard 31, Jacksonville State 27, Chattanooga 27, Stony Brook 17, Western Illinois 9, South Carolina State 7, Murray State 6, Portland State 6, Liberty 4, Sacred Heart 3.

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Unlike the government (or the Steelers), the 15-7-0 cannot be shut down

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Unlike the government (or the Steelers), the 15-7-0 cannot be shut down

Posted on 30 September 2013 by Glenn Clark

15 positive observations from the weekend of football, seven not so positive observations and we acknowledge a “zero” from outside the world of football. A reminder, there’s never any Ravens game analysis here. We do plenty of that elsewhere. It’s a trip through the weekend of football via videos, GIFs, memes, pictures, links, Tweets and shtick.

The original script for the “Breaking Bad” finale actually had Jesse yelling “read the 15-7-0, bitches!” in a dramatic last scene. Why they cut it I haven’t the foggiest…

15 Positive Observations…

1. Peyton Manning and the Broncos are doing what you did on Madden ’97 when you switched the quarter length from five minutes to ten.

In the process, Knowshon Moreno put together the least interesting touchdown celebration of all time.

Trindon Holliday is fun.

Let’s check in for Chip Kelly’s reaction.

But in the loss, Brandon Boykin did something a lot of football players have always DREAMED of doing.

And now, Matt Birk.

2. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 25. Everything will be alright if Maryland beats FSU to keep BCS hopes alive.

But that test doesn’t seem so tough, right? I mean, all you have to do is slow down Jameis Winston…

Elsewhere in the ACC, Miami beat USF thanks in large part to the worst punt you’ll see in your life.

Further elsewhere in the ACC, North Carolina got embarrassed by East Carolina but what the hell they were wearing these so AWESOME.

3. Wait a second. West Virginia beat Oklahoma State? SAME WEST VIRGINIA?

Their performances are so polarizing that Dana Holgorsen is PISSED!

The Pokes might have lost, but they had swell helmets.

Elsewhere in the Big 12, Oklahoma got a big win over Notre Dame and Tommy Rees’ “mustache”.

4. The Washington Redskins beat the Oakland Raiders, which means that we can say with certainty that the Redskins are…better than the Jacksonville Jaguars?

The Raiders might have lost, but Naya Rivera from Glee (I’m not proud that I knew that either) is both really attractive and a big fan. She’s WAY more attractive than the Skins’ biggest fan-Dr. James Andrews?

At the game and not smoking hot? Him.

5. Speaking of “better than the Jacksonville Jaguars”, Matt Hasselbeck played in a professional football game Sunday.

The happiest three words in Indianapolis Sunday? No, not “showers not required” Merton. “Blaine Gabbert returns.”

This is a banner that says “I don’t enjoy my life.”

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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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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 24 September 2013 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Mixed Martial Arts-Bellator MMA (Friday 9pm from Portland, OR live on SpikeTV); Boxing: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera/Adonis Stevenson vs. Tavoris Cloud (Saturday 10:15pm from Carson, CA/Montreal live on HBO); Golf: Champions Tour First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Friday & Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 7pm from Monterey Peninsula, CA live on Golf Channel); College Basketball: All teams allowed to begin practice (Friday)

10. Ke$ha (Friday 8pm Pier Six Pavilion); Sunday In The Country feat. Gary Allan, Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line, The Henningsens (Sunday 1pm Merriweather Post Pavilion); Lionel Richie (Wednesday 8pm Patriot Center), Atoms For Peace (Monday 8pm Patriot Center); Rascal Flatts (Saturday 5pm Jiffy Lube Live); Reel Big Fish (Friday 8pm Power Plant Live); Carbon Leaf (Thursday 7:30pm Rams Head Live), Kix (Saturday 9pm Rams Head Live); Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (Thursday 8pm 8×10 Club); The Unlikely Candidates (Wednesday 7pm Baltimore Soundstage); Wild Feathers (Sunday 12pm Rams Head on Stage); Jimmy Cliff (Friday 8pm Howard Theatre); Walk The Moon (Thursday 7pm Friday 8pm 9:30 Club), ZZ Ward/The Wild Feathers (Saturday 5:30pm 9:30 Club), Bastille (Saturday 10pm 9:30 Club); Joe Satriani (Wednesday 8pm Warner Theatre), Earth, Wind & Fire (Sunday 8pm Warner Theatre); Rock The Bells feat. Kendrick Lamar/Wale/Wu-Tang Clan/Kid Cudi/J. Cole/Bone Thugs N Harmony (Saturday & Sunday RFK Stadium); Jack Johnson (Wednesday 7:30pm D.A.R. Constitution Hall); KT Tunstall (Saturday 7pm Lincoln Theatre); Biffy Clyro/Morning Parade (Sunday 8pm U Street Music Hall); Kings of Leon “Mechanical Bull” and Drake “Nothing Was The Same” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I wish Carbon Leaf played here once a week…

If for some reason you’re not legally allowed to come to the Bryant McKinnie Show Wednesday night, go see Unlikely Candidates…

Would you guys be so upset if I skipped the Creative Deck Designs pregame show to catch The Wild Feathers in Annapolis Sunday instead?

Kind of a big record for KOL. They don’t want to be the band that was SUPPOSED to be the biggest thing ever.

9. Kevin Nealon (Friday & Saturday Baltimore Comedy Factory); Gary Valentine (Thursday-Saturday DC Improv); “Don Jon” out in theaters (Friday); “Iron Man 3″ available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Season TV Premieres: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Tuesday 8pm ABC), “Modern Family” (Wednesday 9pm ABC), “South Park” (Wednesday 10pm Comedy Central), “Parks and Recreation” (Thursday 8pm NBC), “Saturday Night Live” (Saturday 11:30pm NBC), “The Simpsons” (Sunday 8pm FOX), “Bob’s Burgers” (Sunday 8:30pm FOX), “Family Guy” (Sunday 9pm FOX), “American Dad” (Sunday 9:30pm FOX); St. Demetrios Greek Festival (Thursday-Sunday Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church); “The Gathering: Food Truck Rally” (Thursday 5pm Maryland Historical Society, Friday 5pm McHenry Row); Baltimore Book Festival (Friday-Sunday Mt. Vernon Place); Maryland Renaissance Festival (Saturday & Sunday RennFest Fairgrounds)

Don’t be surprised to see me poke over to the Greek Festival this weekend for a lot of THIS.

It’s good that Parks & Recreation is coming back. I need more time to prepare my Bert Macklin costume for Halloween.

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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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Dominant Raffa, Terps top Stony Brook to remain undefeated

Posted on 10 March 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team got two goals apiece from senior Owen Blye, sophomore Jay Carlson and senior Kevin Cooper in a 13-7 win over Stony Brook at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The Terps (5-0, 1-0 ACC) held the Seawolves scoreless through the opening 16:48 of the game while opening up a 5-0 lead. Sophomore Joe Locasio opened the scoring at 12:22 with a big rip from 12 yards out off of a feed from freshman Bradlee Lord.

Just over a minute later Blye doubled the lead using an inside roll to beat the defense. Cooper added his first of the day 22 seconds later with an unassisted goal from left goal line extended.

Maryland closed out the scoring in the first quarter at 1:25 when senior Landon Carr extended the lead to 4-0, with a transition goal off of a shot from the right alley.

Senior John Haus opened the scoring in the second period with a right handed shot off of a roll back at the left goal line extended. Brody Eastwood ended the Terrapin run, getting Stony Brook on the board shortly after Haus’ score to make it a 5-1 game.

The Terps then answered with another two goals to open up a 7-1 lead. The first came from senior Jake Bernhardt who scored off a dodge from the left alley and finished inside the near pipe with 10:11 remaining in the half. Just 19 seconds later sophomore Charlie Raffa scored his fourth goal of the year. The sophomore won the faceoff and beat his man around the back of cage for the easy finish.

The Seawolves closed out the scoring in the first half at the 7:12 mark with Jeff Tundo cutting the Maryland lead to 7-2.

Maryland’s defense held Stony Brook scoreless for 15:20 after that goal. The Seawolves did not score again until just under the seven minute mark in the third quarter.

Blye began a four-goal run for the Terps to start the second half when he scored just five seconds in. Raffa won the opening faceoff of the third and found Blye in the left alley for the goal.

Carlson extended the Maryland lead to 9-2 after Cooper found him on the crease. Junior Mike Chanenchuk scored his only goal of the day with 13:27 remaining in the third with a shot from up top with Jake Bernhardt getting the assist.

Cooper finished the Maryland run with 11:57 remaining with a man-up goal from the crease after Chanenchuk found him with a quick pass before the Stony Brook man-down unit was settled.

The Seawolves ended the Maryland run at the 6:52 mark with Mike Andreassi cutting the Maryland lead to 11-3.

The Terps then traded goals with Stony Brook to make it a 12-4 game heading into the fourth quarter. Maryland’s goal came from LoCasio when he scored from the left alley with a nice shot on the run.

The Seawolves outscored Maryland 3-1 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to make the comeback. Maryland’s sole fourth quarter goal came from Carlson off of an assist from Lord with 7:02 remaining in the game.

Junior goalie Nike Amato made five saves to improve to 5-0 on the year. Sophomore goalie Kyle Bernlohr played the final 8:28 of the fourth and registered two stops.

Senior Jesse Bernhardt led the Maryland defense with four turnovers as well as four groundballs. Junior Michael Ehrhardtcontinued his stellar play with five groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Maryland dominated possession at the faceoff X with Raffa winning 15-of-18 draws with a team season-high 11 groundballs. Senior Curtis Holmes went 4-of-4 with two groundballs and freshman Andrew Walsh split his two draws with one groundball.

Maryland’s man-down unit was solid, holding the Seawolves scoreless on four extra-man opportunities.

Maryland returns to action on Saturday night on the road against Villanova. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Game Notes:
• With today’s 13-7 win, Maryland is now 2-0 all-time vs. Stony Brook.
• With three points on two goals and an assist, senior Kevin Cooper now 15 multi-point and seven multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, senior Owen Blye now has 25 multi-point and 15 multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, sophomore Jay Carlson now has seven multi-point and six multi-goals for his career.
• With two points on a goal and an assist, senior Jake Bernhardt now has 14 multi-point games for his career.
• With two points on a goal and an assist, junior Mike Chanenchuk now has 20 multi-point games for his career.
• With two points on two goals, sophomore Joe LoCascio now has three multi-point and one multi-goal games for his career.
• With two points on two assist, freshman Bradlee Lord now has three multi-point and one multi-assist games for his career.

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#1 Maryland welcomes Stony Brook to Byrd Stadium Sunday

Posted on 09 March 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland (4-0) men’s lacrosse team returns to action with a Sunday afternoon matinee vs. Stony Brook. The Terps and the Seawolves are slated for a noon start at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

• The game will be streamed live on ESPN3.com. Booker Corrigan will be handling the play-by-play duties, while Ryan Flanagan will provide the analysis.

• Prior to its postponed game vs. UMBC, Maryland opened its conference schedule with a 16-7 dismanteling of then-No. 19 Duke last Saturday in Durham. Junior Mike Chanenchuk set his career high with six point on four goals and two assists vs. the Blue Devils, while senior Kevin Cooper had three points on two goals and an assist. Maryland’s starting close defense of juniorMichael Ehrhardt and sophomores Casey Ikeda and Goran Murray held the Blue Devils’ starting attack to no goals while the starters were in the game. Junior Niko Amato had eight saves in the win, while sophomore Charlie Raffa won 11-of-17 faceoffs with eight groundballs and the game-winning goal. On the season Cooper leads the Terps with 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists), just one point ahead of senior John Haus (7-7=14).

• Stony Brook enters Wednesday’s game with a 4-2 mark and riding a three-game winning streak. Senior midfielder Jeff Tundo leads the Seawolves in goals (15), assists (11) and points (26). Tundo entered the week ranked 10th in the NCAA Division I with 4.6 points per game. Freshman attackman Brody Eastwood is a Canadian finisher with 12 goals so far in 2013, including five in Stony Brook’s 11-9 win over Siena on Tuesday. Freshman Dan Shaughnessy has started all six games in cage for the Seawolves and has a .512 save percentage.

The Count Down
10 … Since 2002 Maryland has won 97 of the 106 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .915 winning percentage.
9 … Maryland is 113-25 in games since 2002 when it allows nine goals or less, for an .818 winning percentage.
8 … Niko Amato has saved eight shots in three games this season.
7 … Seven different Terps have five or more goals this season.
6 … Kevin Cooper has six multi-goal games during his Terrapin career.
5 … A school record-tying five Terps were selected in the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft.
4 … The Terps have reached double-digits in goals in all four games in 2013.
3 … Maryland has scored nine goals in the first half in three games in 2013. They hit that mark only three times in the previous two seasons combined.
2 … Maryland has shot 50 percent or better in two games in 2013.
1 … The Terps’ first midfield line has totaled 22 goals on 53 shots for a .415 shooting percentage.

Coaching Match-Up
• John Tillman is in his sixth season as a head coach, and third with the Terps, with a 49-30 career record for a 62.0 winning percentage. Tillman is 29-11 (.725) 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 19th season season as a head coach and holds a lifetime record of 158-113 (.603). This is his second season at the head of the Stony Brook program and is 8-10 (.444) with the Seawolves.


Series History vs. Stony Brook
• Maryland and Stony Brook have met only one time – a 16-4 Terrapin victory at Stony Brook in 2003.

• 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 USILA Coaches’ Poll on Feb. 18 after two impressive wins to open the 2013 season. The Terps became the outright No. 1 team in the country on Feb. 25 following their 12-10 victory at then-No. 1 Loyola on Feb. 23. This marks the ninth time Maryland has earned the No. 1 ranking since 1986.

 

• Overall, Maryland has played 24 games as the No. 1-ranked team and is 16-8 in those games.

• This season, the Terps have played one game as the nation’s outright top team and is 1-0, defeating Duke, 16-7, in Durham.

• 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 last time the Terps were the nation’s top team was in April of 2004. Maryland’s two-week run at the top of the polls ended with a 9-6 loss to No. 4 Navy in College Park.

• This season’s ranking is also the earliest the Terps have achieved the No. 1 ranking in a season. Previous to this week, the earliest Maryland was ranked No. 1 was March 10, 2006.

• 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 97 of the 106 games in which the Terps have scored 10 or more goals for a .915 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 91.3 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 113-25 in games, for a .819 winning percentage, when it has held opponents under 10 goals. The Terps have played 184 total games since 2002. Maryland has held opponents to nine goals or less 75.0 percent of the time.


Shooting Tells The Story
• The difference between winning and losing for Maryland this season is simple – when the Terps shoot well they win. As it turns out 30% is the magic number for the Terps this season. Maryland is 4-0 on the year and has shot 30% or better in its three victories.

 

W- Mount St. Mary’s: 23 goals, 46 shots = 50.0%
W- at Hartford: 16 goals, 51 shots = 31.4%
W- at Loyola: 12 goals, 36 shots = 33.3%
W- at Duke: 16 goals, 29 shots = 55.2%

• Since 2005 the Terps are a remarkable 59-4 (.937) 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%).

• If 30% is the benchmark, then 40% shooting is in a class all to itself and Maryland has shot 40% or better in 13 games since the start of the 2008 season. Out of those 13 games, Maryland shot 50% or better in four of them.


Three Terps Named To Tewaaraton Watch List
• Senior midfielders Jesse Bernhardt and John Haus are joined by junior goalie Niko Amato on the 2013 Tewaaraton Award Watch List. The Terrapin trio are three of 92 selections on the Watch List.

 

• The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of top collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation. Committees will make additions to these lists as the season progresses and athletes earn a spot along side these elite players. The lists will be narrowed to 25 men’s and women’s nominees in late April. In mid-May, five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced. These finalists will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, May 30 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.


Terps On ESPNU
• Maryland has had 44 games on ESPNU since 2006. Maryland is 25-19 (.568) all-time in games broadcast on ESPNU.

 

• The Terps are scheduled to play five games (at Duke (W, 16-7), vs. UMBC, at Virginia, vs. Johns Hopkis and the ACC tournament semifinals) on ESPNU in 2013.


Going Purple
· Once again this season, the Terps will be wearing purple “MY” stickers, to show their support for the fight against pancreatic cancer, which touched everyone in the Maryland lacrosse familywith the passing of Maria Young on April 17, 2011.

 

· This past fall the Terps, Maryland alums and family and friends came together for the inaugural Forever Young Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness. More on Ms. Young and her amazing story can be found here: Forever Young.

· If you’re interested in more information about the Lustgarten Foundation, including how to make a donation, click here to visit the foundation’s website. You can also get more information on pancreatic cancer at CurePC.org.

In case you’re wondering here are some facts about pancreatic cancer from the American Cancer Society:
· More than 43,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer present each year
· There are more than 36,000 deaths from pancreatic cancer each year
· The lifetime risk of having pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 71.
· The risk is about the same for both men and women.


Going Gray
· Maryland players will also be wearing gray stickers with the number 42 in honor of Zack Wholley’s father, John, who passed away from brain cancer on August 28, 2011.

 

· If you’re interested in more information, please visit the National Brain Tumor Society website.

In case you’re wondering here are some facts about brain and spinal cord tumors from the American Cancer Society:
· About 22,910 malignant tumors of the brain or spinal cord (12,630 in males and 10,280 in females) will be diagnosed. These numbers would likely be much higher if benign tumors were also included.
· About 13,700 people (7,720 males and 5,980 females) will die from these tumors.
· Overall, the chance that a person will develop a malignant tumor of the brain or spinal cord in his or her lifetime is about one in 150 for a man and one in 185 for a woman.


Going Teal
• Maryland players will also be wearing teal stickers in honor of Andrew Walsh’s mother, Gia, who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

 

· If you’re interested in more information, please visit the Ovarian Cancer Institute website.

Here are some facts about ovarian cancer from the American Cancer Society and the Ovarian Cancer Institute:
· Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.
· Ovarian cancer will strike over 20,000 women this year.
· It ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
· Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in women. A woman’s risk of getting ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 71.
· Currently, there are no effective means of early detection.
· Only 25% of cases are diagnosed early before the cancer has spread to the pelvic region. For these women, the 5-year survival rate is 90%.


Maryland In Season Openers
• Maryland has an 84-3-1 (.960) 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.)

20 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 (twice), Air Force, Hobart, Duke, Georgetown (four times), Bellarmine (twice), Presbyterian, Detroit Mercy and Hartford. Over the 20-year stretch, Maryland outscored its foes 290-105 (an average score of 14.5-5.3) in those games.

• The Terps have not allowed more than seven goals to any opponent in a season opener over the last 20 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.

Consecutive 10-Win Seasons
• Maryland’s 10-9 win over the Lehigh on May 11, 2012 extended the Terps’ streak of double-digit win seasons to 10. (Special thanks to Patrick Stevens of the D1scource.com).

 

• How does Maryland’s string of 10+ win seasons stack up against the rest of the college lacrosse programs? Take a look at programs with at least six-straight 10-win seasons:
Maryland (10): 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)
Virginia (8): 2012 (12-4) 2011 (13-5), 2010 (16-2), 2009 (14-2), 2008 (14-4), 2007 (12-4), 2006 (17-0), 2005 (11-4)
Notre Dame (7): 2012 (13-3), 2011 (11-3), 2010 (10-7), 2009 (15-1), 2008 (14-3), 2007 (11-4), 2006 (10-5)
Duke (6): 2012 (15-5) 2011 (14-6), 2010 (16-4), 2009 (15-4), 2008 (18-2), 2007 ( 17-3)
Siena (6): 2012 (11-5), 2011 (13-5), 2010 (12-5), 2009 (12-6), 2008 (10-6), 2007 (10-6)

• Cornell’s string of seven-straight 10+ win seasons came to an end in 2012 with a 9-4 final mark.


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 and Army 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.

Terps’ 88th Season Of Lacrosse
• The Terps boast an all-time record of 741-249-4 (.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 87 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.

 

• 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 25-9 in the 2010′s for a .735 winning percentage.


A Family Affair
· Many school’s refer to their sports programs as families, but the Maryland men’s lacrosse program is truely a family affair. Since 2002, 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: 2002
Chris & Willy Passavia: 2002-03
Brian & Michael Phipps: 2007
Max & Xander Ritz: 2005-06
Mark & Michael White: 2008-09-10-11

Five Taken In MLL Draft
• Led by senior long pole Jesse Bernhardt, a record-tying five Maryland men’s lacrosse student-athletes were chosen in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft.

• Bernhardt was chosen fourth overall by the Chesapeake Bayhawks, becoming the second-highest Terrapin ever drafted in the MLL (Joe Walters, first overall selection in 2006). He is just the seventh Maryland player to be taken in the first round, joining Lee Zink (2004, 5th), Chris Passavia (2004, 6th), Walters, Bill McGlone (2006, 5th), Ray Megill (2007, 9th) and Joe Cinosky (2008, 9th).

• Senior midfielder John Haus was the next Terrapin off the board, going to the Hamilton Nationals in the second round with the 15th overall selection. Haus was followed by senior midfielder Kevin Cooper, who went to the Bayhawks with the 16th overall pick.

• The Denver Outlaws, which already has three Terps on its roster (Zink, Jeremy Sieverts and Drew Snider), were then next MLL squad to take a Maryland player, selecting senior midfielder Landon Carr with the 23rd overall selection.

• The fifth Terp to be selected was senior attackman Owen Blye with the very next pick by the Charlotte Hounds.

• The five players selected ties the school record for most players taken in the MLL draft. The 2011 senior class also had five players taken - Brian Farrell, Brett Schmidt, Dan Burns, Grant Catalino and Ryan Young.

• Maryland’s 2013 senior class also features redshirt senior midfielder Jake Bernhardt, who was selected by the Nationals with the 12th overall selection in the 2012 MLL collegiate draft.


2013 Team Captains
• Three players have been named team captains for the 2013 season. The trio, which was selected by a combination of team vote and coaches’ input, consists of seniors Jake Bernhardt, Jesse Bernhardt and Owen Blye. All three return as team captains from the 2012 squad.

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