No. 2 Maryland lacrosse blows past High Point

February 18, 2017 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Sophomore Austin Henningsen won 13-of-17 faceoffs and tallied a career-high three points to lead the No. 2 Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a resounding 19-5 victory over High Point Saturday at Maryland Stadium.

Senior Matt Rambo’s hot streak continued in the win with six points on three goals and three assists, marking his sixth straight game with at least six points since 2016. Over his last nine games, Rambo has totaled 53 points (5.9/g) on 26 goals and 27 assists. He has 19 points on nine goals and 10 assists through three games.

Maryland’s high-powered offense had 11 different goal scorers, including hat tricks from Connor Kelly and Dylan Maltz. The Terrapin offense has totaled 50 goals through three games and has scored at least 15 goals in each of its first three games for the first time since 1998.

The Terrapin defense was outstanding in the win, holding the Panthers to just four goals over the final 57:33 of the game. Junior goalie Dan Morris tied his career-high with 12 saves in net, while Tim Muller and Adam DiMillo each caused a pair of turnovers.

For the second time in three games Maryland scored in the first seven seconds of the game. This time Austin Henningsen won the opening draw and fed Rambo for the score.

High Point tied it up at the 12:33 mark of the first quarter, but Maryland cruised for the remainder of the game. The Terps used a devastating 11-1 run over the course of the second and third quarters to take a commanding 16-3 lead.

Freshman Russell Masci notched his first career point in the game, assisting on a Timothy Monahan goal with 55 seconds remaining.

Rambo continued to climb the all-time leaderboards in the game, passing Scott Hochstadt (1996-99) for sixth in career goals (122). He also moved into 10th in points (189), passing Jack Kaester (1969-72) and Grant Catalino (2008-11).

Maryland returns to action next weekend when it welcomes Yale for a top-10 tilt on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Noon. The game will be televised on ESPNews.