Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, March 22
March 23, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Redshirt junior midfielder Jeff Reynolds scored his first career hat trick to lead the No. 9 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a decisive 13-8 win over fifth-ranked North Carolina at Fetzer Field on Saturday evening.
After Bart Wagner gave UNC a 1-0 lead just one minute into the game, the Terps got a lucky break at the 8:41 mark to tie the score. Carolina goalie Grant Zimmerman brought the ball near midfield on an attempted clear, but his pass attempt was picked off by junior midfielder Jeremy Sieverts, who brought the ball just across the midfield stripe before ripping a long shot into the empty Tar Heel goal.
UNC grabbed a 2-1 lead on a Bobby McAuley goal at the 7:26 mark. This time it was sophomore Adam Sear that had the answer for the Terps. The midfielder from Perth, Western Australia, ran by a UNC defender on the left wing and beat Zimmerman top side for a 2-2 tie.
Reynolds fought through a scrum for the ensuing face-off and pushed the ball straight down the middle of the field. No Carolina defender stepped out to pick up Reynolds, so he fired an overhand shot at the feet of Zimmerman for his ninth goal of the season.
The see-saw game continued at the beginning of the second quarter with UNC tying the score at 3-3 on Michael B. Burns' goal at 10:17. But the tie wouldn't last long thanks to Maryland co-captain Will Dalton. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound midfielder started out high on the left alley and crossed over, bull-dodging his way down the right side before beating Zimmerman for the 4-3 lead.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA--Brian Carroll's goal with 7.7 seconds remaining in overtime helped send Virginia past Johns Hopkins 13-12 before a Klöckner Stadium record crowd of 7579. The win is the third in a row for Virginia over the Blue Jays as the Doyle Smith Cup that is presented to the winner of the game remains with the Cavaliers for another year.
Carroll's OT winner is his second of the season; he also scored with 1:29 left in overtime to defeat Syracuse three weeks ago.
The win is the ninth in a row for the Cavaliers. With Duke's loss to Georgetown earlier in the day, they remain one of only two remaining undefeated teams; Quinnipiac is 6-0. The loss by Duke is also likely to move Virginia into the top spot in the polls next week.
The game featured nine ties and three lead changes in regulation and was characterized by back-and-forth scoring throughout.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The top-ranked Duke men's lacrosse team fell for the first time this season on Saturday afternoon, dropping an 11-7 decision to 10th-ranked Georgetown in front of 2,412 fans in Washington, D.C.
Georgetown scored three goals in the first four minutes of the game with Todd Cochran, Andrew Baird and Chris Schuville finding the back of the net. Duke responded late in the period when Ned Crotty fed Zack Greer for a tally to trim the lead to 3-1.
To begin the second period, the Hoyas were penalized for an illegal stick, but the Blue Devils were unable to take advantage of the three minute penalty. Max Quinzani got rolling for the Duke offense, netting three straight goals to push the Blue Devils ahead by a 4-3 mark with his unassisted tally at the 2:16 mark of the second quarter.
Matt Danowski, who assisted on two of Quinzani's three goals, sent Duke to halftime on a high note with a transition goal with just two seconds remaining before intermission. After each team fired nine shots in the opening 15 minutes, Duke held a 13-2 advantage in the second quarter.