Maryland Tops Duke, 10-7, In ACC Men's Lacrosse Semifinals
April 23, 2004
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Top-seeded Maryland defeated fourth-seeded Duke 10-7 in semifinal action of the 2004 ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship, being held at Fetzer Field on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
Maryland sophomore midfielder Bill McGlone opened scoring in the game with his goal at 12:59. He was assisted on the play by senior J.R. Bordley.
Duke tied the game at 1-1 on sophomore midfielder Matt Zash's goal just over a minute later.
Maryland's sophomore attacker Joe Walters converted on a pass by junior Dave Matz with 10:32 remaining in the quarter to put the Terrapins up 2-1. With 9:49 left in the quarter, junior Andrew Schwartzman fed Bordley to extend the Terps' lead to 3-1.
Duke freshman attacker Matt Danowski cut Maryland's lead to 3-2 on his man-down goal from sophomore Dan Flannery.
Maryland's Walters posted his second goal of the game with 2:34 remaining in the game to put the Terps up 4-2. He was assisted by Bordley, his second assist of the game.
Duke senior midfielder Lee Skandalaris scored the only goal of the second quarter to cut Maryland's lead to 4-3 heading into halftime. Danowski assisted Skandalaris on the score.
The Blue Devils evened the score at 4-4 on Danowski's second goal of the game. Senior Chris Haunss dished out the assist on the play.
A pair of Maryland freshman helped the Terps reclaim the lead 5-4 when Ryan Clarke fed Mike Brown for the score.
Duke tied the game for the third time on Danowski's man-up goal with 7:56 remaining in the third quarter. Matt Zash was credited with the assist. The Blue Devils then went on the take their first lead of the game on Danowski's fourth goal of the contest. Haunss dished out the assist on the play.
The Terrapins knotted the score 6-6, when Brown scored on a Xander Ritz pass with 5:33 left in the quarter.
With less than a second remaining on the clock, Maryland's Brown and Ritz connected again to push the Terps to a 7-6 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. The goal was Brown's third of the game, all of which came in the third quarter.
Duke's Dan Flannery scored a man-up goal with 12:15 remaining to play to tie the score 7-7. Danowski dished out the assist on the play, his second of the game.
With 7:36 remaining in the game, Maryland senior Justin Smith put the Terrapins ahead 8-7 on his unassisted goal. Just over thirty seconds later, Walters pushed Maryland's lead to 9-7 on his unassisted goal.
Maryland sophomore Brendan Healy scored the last goal of the game, an unassisted goal with 2:29 left on the clock.
Top-seeded Maryland advances to face the winner of this evening's semifinal between second-seeded North Carolina and third-seeded Virginia in the championship game of the 2004 ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. at Fetzer Field.