Men's Lacrosse NCAA First Round ACCtion: Weekend of May 10-11
May 10, 2008
Saturday, May 10
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The seventh-seeded University of Maryland men's lacrosse team used a 7-0 run to put away the Denver Pioneers by a 10-7 margin in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament Saturday afternoon at Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd Stadium.
The Terps (10-5) advance to the quarterfinals where they will play the winner of the No. 2 Virginia-UMBC game on Saturday, May 17 in Annapolis, Md., at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Cavaliers and Retrievers play in Charlottesville, Va., tomorrow at 5 p.m.
Freshman attackman Grant Catalino had four points on two goals and a pair of assists to lead five Terps with at least two points. The defense, which held the Pioneers without a goal for 30:06, was led by senior All-American Joe Cinosky, who had four groundballs and four caused turnovers.
The Pioneers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by John Dickenson and Joey Murray, but Maryland got on the board at the 8:31 mark of the first quarter on Catalino's first score of the day on an assist by sophomore Bryn Holmes. Denver's Brett Koll built the lead back to two goals with his only goal of the game with 6:12 to play in the quarter.
Senior midfielder Max Ritz scored the first of his two goals to trim the deficit to one at the 3:54 mark. Freshman Ryan Young picked up the assist with a great pass from behind the net to Ritz, who was cutting across the field to the right wing.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke's Matt Danowski became the NCAA's all-time leading scorer with a two-goal, five-assist performance as the top-ranked and top-seeded Blue Devils posted a 12-7 victory over 18th-ranked Loyola on Saturday afternoon in opening round action of the 2008 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament held at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.
The Blue Devils move to 17-1 on the year, matching the NCAA single-season record for wins previously set by Duke twice (2005 & 2007), Hofstra (2006) and Virginia (2006). While improving to 13-11 all-time in NCAA Tournament action, Duke advances to the quarterfinals for the 10th time in school history and will travel to Ithaca, N.Y., to meet Ohio State next Sunday on ESPNU. The face-off time for the quarterfinal tilt has not been released.
Matt Danowski eclipsed the NCAA career scoring record of 343 points set by Air Force's Joe Vasta (1983-86) with an assist on Max Quinzani's goal with five seconds remaining in the second quarter. The seven-point afternoon pushes Danowski's career total to 347 points on 167 goals and 180 assists. The goals and assists totals rank 13th and fourth on the NCAA's all-time charts, respectively.
Danowski and Schoeffel extended the spurt to seven consecutive goals with back-to-back tallies in the first six minutes of the third period to push Duke ahead, 8-2. Collin Finnerty ended the Greyhound's 20-minute, 46-second scoring drought with a goal at the 7:38 mark to cut the margin to five. After Schoeffel tossed in his third marker of the day, Zack Greer scored from Danowski to give the Blue Devils a 10-3 cushion with 4:40 remaining in the period. The two teams traded goals by Finnerty and Greer in the final three minutes and Duke led, 11-4, after three quarters.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Unseeded Navy led for all but 4:21 of the match as the Midshipmen defeated fourth-seeded North Carolina 8-7 Saturday night in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship at Fetzer Field before a crowd of 1,735. The Mids improve to 10-5 on the season and will host either Hofstra or defending NCAA champion Johns Hopkins next Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals at Annapolis, Md.
North Carolina saw its season end at 8-6 despite three goals by junior attackman Gavin Petracca and two by junior attackman Bart Wagner and 13 saves by junior goalkeeper Grant Zimmerman.
The loss was only the third at home for the Tar Heels in NCAA Tournament history as they fell to 13-3 in NCAA games in Chapel Hill. Carolina is now 10-2 all-time in NCAA games played at Fetzer Field.
Navy's Tim Paul led all scorers with four goals while Nick Mirabito, Gregory Clement, Zack Schroeder and Terence Higgins each scored once for the Mids. Goalkeeper Tommy Phelan had 12 saves in goal while allowing seven goals.
Sunday, May 11
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-Attackman Garrett Billings scored three goals, including the game-winner, to lift Virginia to a 10-9 win over UMBC today at Klöckner Stadium in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Billings' third goal with 6:50 to play broke the game's fifth tie and set up a quarterfinal match-up against Maryland next Saturday in Annapolis, Md. Virginia and Maryland have split two previous meetings this season.
The Retrievers scored first as Kyle Wimer found Alex Hopmann all alone on the crease less than three minutes in.
The Cavaliers sent a barrage of shots (15) at Blevins in the first quarter but were only able to get two goals from Ben Rubeor in the quarter. Rubeor forced the first tie at the 6:54 mark and sent the Cavaliers into the lead with 1:48 remaining in the quarter. Hopmann tied the game for the second time with an extra-man goal with .8 seconds left in the period.