Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Tuesday, February 26
Feb. 26, 2008
Freshman Travis Reed totaled five points to lead the No. 4 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a 17-7 win over Mount St. Mary's at a rain-soaked Waldron Family Stadium Tuesday afternoon.
The Terps opened the game with a four-goal blitz in the opening three minutes. Freshman Grant Catalino continued where he left off from the Georgetown game with two goals in the opening salvo. Senior Will Dalton and freshman Ryan Young had the other two tallies for the Terrapins.
Reed continued the onslaught, building the lead to 6-0 for Maryland with the next two Terrapin goals. The Mount cut the lead to 6-2 at the end of the first quarter on goals by Geery Grant and Brendan Harrison.
The second quarter started with a pair of man-up goals from Reed on assists by Dan Groot and Catalion, respectively. Sophomore Adam Sear scored the first of his two goals on the day with an unassisted goal at the 10:48 mark to make the score 9-2. Groot scored his first of the season on a rocket to the upper left corner to finish the Maryland scoring in the first half. Mount St. Mary's picked up a goal from Jim O'Shea to make the score 10-3 at the half.
Sear's second score, off an assist from Groot, came less than two minutes into the third quarter and was followed closely by an unassisted goal by Jeff Reynolds that made the score 12-3. A goal by the Mount's Dan Mohr at the 7:50 mark set off another three-goal spurt for the Terps to end the third period with Young, Catalino and Groot picking up the scores on assists by Dean Hart, Brett Weiss and Reed, respectively.
Virginia used a six-goal third quarter run to take control and gain a 15-4 win over Vermont this afternoon at Klöckner Stadium in the first meeting of the two schools.
The win is the third in a row to start the season for the third-ranked Cavaliers, while Vermont, coached by former UVa All-American Ryan Curtis, falls to 0-2.
Trailing 6-2 at halftime, Vermont scored quickly off the second half faceoff as Luke LaBranche won the draw and fired a shot past goalie Adam Ghitelman. LaBranche's goal was the Catamounts' 14th shot of the game and they matched the Cavaliers shot for shot up to that point.
But the homestanding Cavaliers took control by scoring on five of their next seven shots over a six-minute span.
Garrett Billings scored twice and Steve Giannone, Shamel Bratton and Jack Riley scored once each to give Virginia a comfortable 11-3 lead. Gavin Gill closed the third quarter with his second goal of the season as Virginia outshot Vermont 14 to 1 in the quarter. For the game Virginia held a 37-19 shot advantage.