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March 7, 2010
No. 7 Terps Tame No. 9 Duke In OT
The seventh-ranked University of Maryland men's lacrosse team, possessed the ball for just seconds of overtime, but that was all it needed to pull out an 11-10 win over No. 9 Duke at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium.
Junior attackman Grant Catalino scored a career-best five goals, including the game-winner, to lead the Terps, who are 3-0 on the season for the first time since 2006. Catalino was named MVP of the Maryland-Duke game of the Face-Off Classic for the second straight season. Last year he scored two goals and added four assists in Maryland's 11-8 victory over Duke.
The Blue Devils (2-2) controlled the ball for nearly the entire overtime period, but senior goalkeeper Brian Phipps made a diving save on a weak shot by Duke midfielder Will McKee to keep the Blue Devils, who scored the final three goals of regulations to send the game to OT, off the board. The shot didn't have much on it thanks to senior Bryn Holmes, who crashed down on McKee on the left side of the crease.
Tar Heels Remain Unbeaten After 12-7 Win At UMBC
Senior midfielder Sean DeLaney's career-high five points led fourth-ranked North Carolina's offense and redshirt junior goalkeeper Chris Madalon matched his career high for saves with 13 to lead the defense as the Tar Heels defeated No. 18 UMBC 12-7 in men's lacrosse action before a crowd of 1,365 at UMBC Stadium. The Tar Heels remain unbeaten on the season at 5-0 heading into a nationally-televised game at Duke (2-2) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium in Durham N.C.
Saturday was about shooting accuracy on offense for UNC as the Tar Heels tallied 12 goals on 33 shots, including 12 on their 18 shots on goal. UNC went four for five on the extra-man against the Retrievers (1-2) and won the ground ball battle 33-27 and the face-off war 13-9. UNC's defense held its fifth straight foe to single digits in goals although the Retrievers were able to score seven, the most against Carolina this season. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels have now scored in double digits for the 12th time in the last 13 games.
DeLaney equaled his career high for goals in a game with four, matching the total he had against Lehigh on February 28, 2009. His points were a career high. He previously had four points on six occasions. Junior attackman Billy Bitter had two goals and two assists and sophomore attackman Thomas Wood had two goals, the fifth straight game in which he has had at least two tallies, while also adding an assist. Redshirt senior attackman Gavin Petracca had three assists, giving him eight in the past two games, while senior midfielder Cryder DiPietro tied his career high for goals in a game with two. Senior defenseman Sean Jackson scored the first goal of his career for the Tar Heels and junior midfielder Michael Burns had the other UNC goal.