ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland’s first line attack was dominant, totaling 11 goals and six assists to power No. 3 Maryland (5-0) to a 14-9 win over Navy (2-1) On Saturday. The 14 goals were a season-high for the Terps, led by a career-best five-goal output from senior Louis Dubick.
Sophomore Logan Wisnuaskas also turned in one of his best games as a Terp, finishing with a career-best eight points on three goals and five assists (career-high). Junior Jared Bernhardt also posted a hat trick, while senior goalie Danny Dolan made nine stops in the cage for his fifth win between the pipes this year.
After Dubick opened up the scoring at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the hosts rattled off three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead into the final minute of the first quarter. Dubick would answer with his second of the afternoon just before the horn, scoring with five seconds remaining to make it 3-2.
Dubick’s goal would be the first of three in a row for the Terps, who took their first lead on a Wisnuaskas dive from the right wing at 11:25. The Midshipmen would manage to tie things up 4-4 at 10:55, but Maryland responded, going on a four-goal run between the second and third quarters to take an 8-4 lead.
Navy finally stopped the bleeding with 12:48 to play in the third, ending an over 13-mintute drought with a man up goal from Nick Cole. Russel Masci would get on the board for his first career goal as a Terrapin in the quarter, but Navy managed to bring it within two as the clock hit zero at the quarters end.
Maryland played it is best fourth quarter of the season in the final 15 minutes in Annapolis, outscoring the Midshipmen 4-1. Maryland’s man down defense came through in a tight spot midway through the period as Dolan made two saves on penalty kills – including a six on four situation – to keep Navy at bay. The Terps managed their possessions through the final minutes, earning the five-goal victory and their ninth straight win over Navy.
Justin Shockey turned a stellar performance at the faceoff X for UMD, winning 16 of 23 to help Maryland offense get into a rhythm.
The Terps will return to action next Sunday, March 3 in south Bend, Ind. to face No. 8 Notre Dame. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU with faceoff set for noon.