Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Friday, March 14
March 16, 2008
BALTIMORE - The sixth-ranked University of Maryland men's lacrosse team dropped a 9-8 decision in three overtimes at No. 19 UMBC Friday night at a rainy UMBC Stadium. Midfielder Maxx Davis scored the game-winning goal with 1.5 seconds left in the third overtime to give the Retrievers the victory.
The Retrievers took control of the first quarter right from the get-go. UMBC's Terry Kimener scored an unassisted goal less than two minutes into the game. Maryland freshman Tony Mendes knotted the score at 1-1 after finishing a score from the left side of the crease off of a great skip pass from junior midfielder Jeremy Sieverts. UMBC built the lead to 3-1 before the end of the period on goals by Matt Lathan and Alex Hopmann.
The Terps rallied in the second quarter, scoring the first three goals of the period to take a 4-3 lead. Freshman attackman Grant Catalino scored the first goal of the quarter for the Terrapins, ripping a shot into the upper left corner of the Retriever goal. Sophomore long pole Brian Farrell shoveled in the next goal, following his own shot that was saved by UMBC goalie Jeremy Blevins, but Farrell was able to poke the rebound past Blevins to tie the game.
Redshirt junior midfielder Jeff Reynolds gave Maryland its first lead at the 5:18 mark on a high-bouncing shot from about 10 yards out along the left alley. Hopmann sent the game to halftime as a 4-4 tie off an assist from Kimener with just more than two minutes remaining on the clock.