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FOURTH-RANKED TERRAPINS HANDLE UMBC MEN'S LACROSSE, 16-10
College Park, MD--The fourth-ranked Maryland Terrapins (4-1) outscored UMBC (1-4), 11-3, in the first and third quarters and went on to defeat the Retrievers, 16-10, at Byrd Stadium.
Maryland won all nine face-offs in the first quarter and bolted to a 6-2 advantage after 15 minutes. But nearly all the second stanza belonged to UMBC as three straight Retrievers goals by Nick Fatseas, James Hyland, and Drew Westervelt trimmed the lead to 6-5 with 4:11 to play in the period. The teams exchanged goals, but the Terps regained the momentum heading into half, as Joe Walters' fourth score of the half with 9 seconds remaining gave the hosts an 8-6 intermission advantage.
The Terrapins put the game away by scoring the first five goals of the third quarter as they outshot UMBC, 14-5, and took a 13-6 lead with 3:24 remaining. The Retrievers scored three extra-man goals in the fourth quarter, but lost to the Terps for the sixth consecutive year.
Westervelt and Brendan Mundorf led UMBC with 2 goals and 3 assists apiece, while freshman attackman Nick Fatseas notched his first collegiate three-goal game. Mundorf extended his goal scoring streak to 20 straight and the junior attackman has multiple points in 17 in a row.
The Retrievers were successful on 4 of 7 extra-man opportunities, and held Maryland to one extra-man score in four tries. But the hosts won the other key battles including shots (45-28) and face offs (20 of 29). UMBC netminder Kevin Cepelak made 11 saves, and allowed 15 goals in 52 minutes of work.
The Retrievers have lost 22 straight games when allowing 11 goals or more in a contest.