Maryland lacrosse opens season with blowout win over High Point

February 01, 2020 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Logan Wisnauskas scored a career-high six goals and the fourth-ranked Maryland men’s lacrosse team scored its most goals since Feb. 12, 2013 as it throttled #20 High Point, 23-12, on Saturday at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.

Wisnauskas’ six goals was the most for a Maryland player since Connor Kelly scored six at Penn State on April 8, 2018. Bubba Fairman notched a career-high five assists and added a goal for six points on the afternoon, while Jared Bernhardt tallied four goals and an assist.

Maryland’s offense was firing on all cylinders, as 12 different Terps found the back of the net in the 11-goal victory. After carrying a 9-7 lead into the second half, Maryland’s offense rattled off three straight goals to start the third quarter.

High Point managed back-to-back strikes to pull within three at the 4:25 mark, but the Terps stepped on the gas once again for a six-goal run over the next eight minutes. Maryland’s offense dominated once again in the fourth quarter, notching more eight goals to pour it on the Panthers.

Chris Brandau made 15 saves in his first career start for Maryland, while the Terrapin defense allowed just five goals in the second half. Brett Makar kept High Point’s Asher Nolting on lock down for most of the afternoon, while Nick Grill caused a pair of turnovers and scooped two ground balls in his first action as a Terrapin.

After a three-goal UMD run to open the game, which included two goals from freshman Jack Brennan, High Point answered with three of its own before the end of the quarter. The Panthers would take their only lead of the game at the 10:39 mark in the second quarter, before Maryland scored five of the next seven to carry a two-goal lead into the half.

Next, Maryland travels to Richmond to face the Spiders on Feb. 8.