Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, March 21
March 22, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Lady Luck was riding with the No. 10 Maryland men's lacrosse team in its 8-7 win over No. 11 North Carolina Saturday afternoon in front of a sold-out Ludwig Field.
Senior Dan Groot scored the game-winning goal with 7:47 left in the fourth quarter, but it was far from an ordinary goal. Groot laced a shot from the left wing, but it was deflected by UNC's Ryan Flanagan. The ball had some spin on it, hit the ground and bounced into the goal as Carolina goalie Grant Zimmerman watched helplessly.
The victory propelled the Terps to 6-2 on the season, but more importantly kept them undefeated in the ACC at 2-0. For the Tar Heels, the defeat was their 19th straight loss to an ACC opponent and dropped their season record to 7-3 (0-2 in the ACC this season).
DURHAM, N.C.—Duke University goaltender Rob Schroeder made a career-high 14 saves, including six in the fourth quarter, to lead the eighth-ranked Blue Devils to a 9-5 victory over No. 19 Georgetown in men’s lacrosse action this afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. Duke scored four unanswered goals in the final 17:08 of the game to capture the victory.
The five goals allowed by Duke is the fewest this season as it improves to 7-3 overall. Georgetown drops to 2-4 overall on the year as Duke handed the Hoyas their first road loss of the season.
Juniors Max Quinzani and Will McKee led Duke with three and two goals, respectively. Justin Turri had a goal and an assist and Ned Crotty had two helpers. Duke had eight different players register a point in the win. Georgetown was led by Ryan Shuler with two tallies.
BALTIMORE, MD—Top-ranked Virginia scored the game’s final two goals and survived a wild final two minutes to gain a 16-15 win over No. 9 Johns Hopkins Saturday night before 5475 fans at Homewood Field.
Virginia opened up a 12-6 lead late in the second quarter and seemed to have the game under control. But the Blue Jays scored two goals to end the first half and opened the second half with three goals in the first four minutes to draw within one at 12-11.
The Cavaliers took a two-goal advantage on John Haldy’s only goal of the game midway through the third quarter, but Blue Jay attackman Chris Boland scored the fifth of his career-high six goals to draw his team closer.