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22 April 2010: West Morris Mendham at Kent Place School Girls High School Varsity Lacrosse played at Pat Conley Field in Summit, NJ.
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20 April 2010: Photos taken during game action at the Pingry at Gill St. Bernards Boys Varsity Baseball.
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From Press Release
BALTIMORE, Md. – The attack unit of juniors Grant Catalino, Travis Reed and Ryan Young and senior Will Yeatman combined for six goals and 11 points to lead the No. 4 University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a 10-9 victory over No. 16 Johns Hopkins at the Smartlink Day of Rivals event in front of 20,911 at M&T Bank Stadium.
Maryland (8-2) fell behind 3-0 with and didn’t get on the board until the 3:19 mark of the first quarter when Young sent a cross-crease pass to Caralino on the left side of the goal where he took the low feed and scooped it past Blue Jay goalie Pierce Bassett.
Hopkins opened the second quarter with a goal by John Greeley to up its lead back to three, but that’s when the Maryland comeback began. The Terps would rattle off five straight goals and hold Hopkins scoreless for 23 minutes to take a 5-4 lead at the 12:07 mark of the third quarter.
The run began with 8:14 left in the second quarter when sophomore Jake Bernhardt found Young on the right side of the crease. Young slipped past a defender and ball-faked high before finishing low past Bassett to make it a 4-2 game.
Maryland’s man-up unit was sensational throughout the contest, converting on all four of its opportunities. The first closed the scoring in the first half when Catalino sent a pass from top center to senior Adam Sear on the left alley and he ripped a shot inside the near post to make it a one-goal game at the intermission.
The Terps finally got back to even with the Blue Jays at 4-4 at the 13:09 mark of the third. Reed took a cross-crease pass from Young just inside goal line extended and laced a near no-angle shot through Bassett’s legs for his first goal of the evening.
Redshirt sophomore Drew Snider gave Maryland its first lead of the game just over a minute later when he hit a runner from the left alley, putting the Terps up 5-4.
Michael Kimmel, who finished with two goals and two assists on the day, stopped the bleeding for the Blue Jays with an unassisted goal at the 5:51 mark. That goals snapped a 23-minute scoreless stretch for Hopkins, which is the longest Maryland’s defense has held an opponent without a goal this season.
But with the game tied at 5-5 Maryland’s man-up unit took over the game, scoring three straight over 2:34 to give the Terps an 8-5 lead.
A Sam DeVore holding penalty gave Maryland its first chance of the second half and it took the Terps just 19 seconds to convert. Reed dumped the ball inside to sophomore Joe Cummings, who ball-faked low and finished high for his only goal of the game.
The Blue Jays had two penalties called against them with 11 seconds left in the third, one being an unreleasable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Orry Michael, giving the Terps man-up group another chance to score.
This time it took the Terps just 14 seconds to score in the six-on-four situation. Reed put Maryland up 7-5 with a lightning-quick release from the right wing off a feed from Yeatman. That score cancelled out the cross check penalty on Hopkins’ Matt Drenan, but Michael had to remain in the box giving the Terps another extra-man opportunity and they did not waste it.
Reed sent a pass from the top center position to Catalino on left side of the crease. Catalino dodged past Tucker Durden and got the front of the crease where he beat Basset with 14:25 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Maryland took its biggest lead of the game with 12:12 to go in the fourth. Yeatman split a Blue Jay double-team and took a shot from the left side of the crease that looked like Basset got a piece of, but it trickled into the goal, giving Maryland a 9-5 advantage.
But the Blue Jays would not go down without a fight and regained some momentum with back-to-back goals by Steven Boyle, who finished with three goals, and Marshall Burkhart, cutting the Terrapin lead back to a pair at 9-7 with 7:04 left in the fourth.
The ensuing face-off proved to be one of the decisive moments in the game as freshman Jesse Bernhardt scooped up the groundball and went charging into the Hopkins zone. Bernhardt faked a quick pass to Catalino, who was camped out in the left alley, and ripped a shot from the right alley inside the near post to give Maryland the 10-7 lead at the 6:56 mark.
Johns Hopkins pulled Bassett away from the net and double-teamed whenever Maryland had the ball with just over three minutes left in the game. The strategy nearly paid off. The Terps tried to run out the clock and did not attempt a shot on the open goal, but two turnovers turned into Hopkins’ goals in the final two minutes to trim the Terrapin lead to one at 10-9 at the 1:00 mark.
The final face-off of the game was crucial and senior Bryn Holmes won the last of his 13 face-off victories to give Maryland possession and stymie the Hopkins comeback attempt. Redshirt junior Dan Burns picked up the groundball and flipped the ball to Holmes, who ran off more than 40 seconds off the clock before the Blue Jays could force the turnover, giving them one final shot with 13 seconds remaining. But the Blue Jays never got another shot off as Maryland was able to force a turnover and redshirt junior Brian Farrell picked up his game-high sixth groundball to end the threat and the game.
As good as the Maryland man-up unit was, the Terps’ man-down groups was equally as good, stopping Hopkins’ first six extra-man attempts.
Maryland’s comeback was keyed by its effort at the face-off X and when the ball was on the ground. Hopkins won five of the nine face-offs and had a 15-12 lead in groundballs at the half. But the Terps turned things around in the second half, winning nine of the 13 face-offs, all of them by Holmes, and overpowering the Blue Jays 19-6 in groundballs.
Junior Brett Schmidt continued his defensive dominance, holding Tom Palasek without a point or a shot in the game. Schmidt finished the game with two groundballs and a caused turnover. Junior All-American Max Schmidt also had two groundballs and a caused turnover, while junior Ryder Bohlander had four groundballs.
In addition to winning 13 of 21 face-offs, Holmes had three groundballs and two caused turnovers. Senior goalie Brian Phipps was solid in cage for the Terps, stopping eight Blue Jay shots.
Next up for Maryland is the ACC Tournament, which the Terps will host from April 23-25 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The Terrapins will face No. 3 North Carolina (11-1) in the semifinals Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The tournament will kick off with No. 1 Virginia squaring off with No. 5 Duke at 5 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-462-8377 or on-line at umterps.com.
• With today’s 10-9 win Maryland is now 38-58-1 all-time vs. Johns Hopkins in 96 official meetings.
• Junior Grant Catalino’s two goals and one assist gives him 33 multi-point and 26 multi-goal games for his career.
• Catalino’s three points gives him 126 for his career, which passes Alan Lowe (1965-67) for 25th on the school’s all-time points list. He is now two points behind C. Rennie Smith (128 points, 1952-55) for 24th place.
• Junior Travis Reed’s two goals and one assist gives him 26 multi-point and 17 multi-goal games for his career.
• With a goal and two assists junior Ryan Young now has 32 multi-point and 19 multi-assist games for his career.
• With a goal and an assist senior Will Yeatman now has 26 multi-point games for his career.
• Senior Brian Phipps’ eight saves gives him 414 for his career, moving him past Pat McGinnis (1998-2001) for fifth on the all-time saves list.
FROM PRESS RELEASE
BALTIMORE, Md. – Army junior attackman Jeremy Boltus totaled three goals and an assist to be named Game MVP and lead the Black Knights to a 7-6 victory over arch-rival Navy, Saturday afternoon, at M&T Bank Stadium. The opening game of the Smartlink Day of Rivals, hosted by Inside Lacrosse Magazine, Boltus broke a 6-6 tie with a tally off a feed from sophomore midfielder Conor Hayes with 4:29 to play in the fourth quarter to clinch a victory in the 88th meeting between the two storied programs.
Army freshman attackman Garrett Thul added two goals and an assist as the Black Knights(6-5, 4-0 PL) took sole possession of first place in the Patriot League. Army turned in a stout defensive effort, holding the Midshipmen to one goal over a 32 minute span from the second to the fourth quarter.
“Today was a tremendous game. I was very impressed with how hard Navy played, as you would expect them to, but I was also very proud with how hard our guys battled all the way through. I thought we were to evenly matched teams and we were fortunate to come out on top,” said Army head coach Joe Alberici.
“I can’t really put into words what we’re feeling,” said Boltus. “It is amazing, especially after all the tough losses we’ve had the past two years. It isn’t just a feeling for us, but for all our parents, coaches and past players. We’ve been getting text messages all week wishing us luck. We are just one huge, tight-knit family that extends around the world. That is who this win was for.”
Boltus got things going at the 10:24 mark of the first quarter, running from behind the Navy goal and stuffing home the game’s first goal. The Midshipmen would answer with two goals of their own in the last two minutes of the quarter to take a one-goal lead. Senior attackman Kyle Kapron notched a man-up tally at 2:37 following an Army interference penalty, before sophomore midfielder Nikk Davis scored on an eight-yard shot at 1:44.
Senior attackman Tyler Seymour took a feed from junior midfielder Rob McCallion and scored on a five-yard shot at 13:22 to tie the score, 2-2. Less than two minutes later, Thul bullied his way past a defender and sent a pass to senior midfielder Tyler Oates, who ripped a low shot into the Navy goal to make it a 3-2 Army edge with 11:41 to play in the half.
Navy sophomore attackman Ryan O’Leary cut past a defender behind the Army goal and got open to score at 8:52, but the Black Knights would score two goals of their own to lead 5-3 at halftime. Boltus would notch a man-up tally on a 10-yard shot at 5:26 after Navy goalie RJ Wickham was screened by one of his own defenders, before Thul bounced a behind-the-back shot off the post and into the goal at 4:35.
Junior midfielder Kevin Doyle pulled the Mids back within one with an unassisted goal at 11:21, but Thul would shake off a Navy defender and jam home his second tally of the game with 2:55 on the clock to make it a 6-4 Black Knight advantage after three quarters.
A pair of Navy goals in just over a minute tied the game back up with 5:35 to play in regulation. Joe Lennon came off a pick and scored an unassisted goal at 6:37, before Davis found the net after a short run for the equalizer.
Two teams that had already each played four overtime games apiece this season appeared to be headed toward their fifth, but Boltus’ third goal of the game proved to be the game-winner. Boltus got open on the left side of the Navy goal and scored off a feed from Hayes from 10 yards out to give the Black Knights the one-goal advantage.
Army junior goalkeeper Tom Palesky was credited with eight saves to preserve the victory.
“I’m so happy we got that win for our seniors,” said Palesky. “They have done so much for this program and are a really close group. Their leadership has been unreal for the rest of us and I really wanted to win it for them. I’ve got goose bumps right now.”
The lone undefeated team in the Patriot League, Army will take on second-place Lafayette on the road this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Easton, Pa.