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Men's Lacrosse Faces Sixth-Ranked Maryland at Byrd Stadium in Friday Evening Affair
Shane Ryznar scored four goals vs. Maryland in the 2010 contest.
The UMBC menís lacrosse team heads just 20 minutes down I-95 South to take on their in-state rivals, the Maryland Terrapins on Friday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. It will be the second consecutive contest for UMBC in a big stadium venue as the Retrievers face off with the 6th-ranked Terps in Byrd Stadium under the glare of the stadium and television lights as the game will be televised by WMAR-TV (and espn3.com) with Scott Garceau and Mark Dixon on the call. Gary Stein has the call for UMBC on Fox 1370 Sports Radio (fox1370.com).
Scouting the Retrievers
- After winning its opener at Presbyterian (16-10), UMBC has dropped three straight contests.
-After posting four consecutive winning seasons, four NCAA Tournament berths and three America East title, the Retrievers fell to 4-9 in 2010 and dropped a decision to Albany in the semis of the America East Tournament.
- Grimm tied his career-best effort with five points (3 goals, 2 assists) vs. the Tar Heels on March 5. Junior goalkeeper Brian McCullough set a new mark with 14 saves in the game.
- McCullough suffered a thumb injury during the game at UNC and sophomore Adam Cohen (11 saves) went the route in the 16-5 loss to Johns Hopkins.
Scouting the terrapins
- The sixth-ranked Terrapins opened with convincing wins over Detroit Mercy (16-4) and Georgetown (20-8), before dropping the ACC opener at Duke, 9-8, in overtime. They have posted four-goal decisions in victories over Bellarmine (12-8) and Towson (8-4) in their most recent outings.
- The veteran-laden Terrpains offense has demonstrated outstanding balance, as attackmen Grant Catalino (9g, 6a), Ryan Young (9g, 5a) and Travis Reed (7g, 6a) lead an attack in which 16 players have scored goals through five games.
- The Terrapins have outscored their opponents, 22-5, in the second quarter this season.
- Sixty-two of Marylandís 64 goals this season have been scored at even strength. They have only two man-up goals in 15 attempts to date.
- John Tillman was hired as the University of Marylandís head menís lacrosse coach in June, 2010, becoming the ninth coach in the 85-year history of the program. Tillman came to College Park after three years at Harvard and twelve seasons as the top assistant at Navy.