#NCAAMLax First Round ACCtion: Sunday, May 15
May 15, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Junior Drew Snider scored four goals and senior Ryan Young had two goals and three assists to lead the University of Maryland to a 13-6 victory over No. 8 seed North Carolina Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament.
Maryland drew first blood at the 8:11 mark of the first quarter. Good ball movement lead to Snider getting a good look from the right wing and he made it count by sneaking a shot inside the near pipe.
Sophomore Owen Blye then scored back-to-back goals to give the Terps a 3-0 lead with just over 5:00 to go in the first. His first was a great individual effort that saw him convert from the left side of the crease.
Carolina finally got on the board with 1:04 remaining in the first when Billy Bitter scored unassisted.
Maryland's lead grew to 9-5 on a perfectly executed hidden ball play by Catalino and senior Brian Farrell. Farrell looked to be subbing out, flipping the ball the Catalino, who immediately attacked the left alley. But Farrell still had the ball and patiently waited for Snider to sneak free on the right side of the goal and he scored easily on the confused UNC defense. What made the play was the other four Terps selling the play as if Catalino had the ball.
The Terrapin lead grew to 11-5 on Catalino's first goal of the game, coming off an assist by junior Jake Bernhardt at the 9:47 mark.
The Maryland scoring run became 5-0 with 8:54 left in the game. Haus dodged hard down the right side and he found Cooper cutting in front of the crease with a pinpoint pass. Cooper quickly turned and finished the play over UNC goalie Steven Rastivo's left shoulder.
UNC tried to pressure the Terps, pulling its goalie, but Cooper beat his defender and scored the empty-netter to make it 13-5 with 4:47 to go.
Carolina did get one more as Michael Burns scored with 2:11 remaining to make it a 13-6 final.
One of the big differences in the game was at the face-off X, where sophomore Curtis Holmes dominated, winning 15-of-22 draws to give Maryland an enormous possession advantage.
The Terps (11-4) advance to the quarterfinals and will play the winner of the No. 1 seed Syracuse/Siena game on Sun., May 22 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Tewaaraton finalist Steele Stanwick found Matt White for the game-winning goal with 2:33 left in overtime to push the No. 7 seeded Virginia Cavaliers (10-5) over the unseeded Bucknell Bison (14-3) on Sunday, 13-12, inside Klöckner Stadium in the NCAA Tournament first round. Virginia now advances to the quarterfinal round in Hempstead, N.Y., and will face the No. 2 seeded Cornell Big Red at noon on Saturday. The game will be televised in HD on ESPN2.
With the win, Starsia now owns 326 career victories, tying him with Jack Emmer (326) for most victories by a head coach while at a NCAA Division I school.
UVa goalie Adam Ghitelman registered his 47th career win between the pipes, tying former Syracuse goalie Jay Pfeifer (2002-05) for No. 4 all-time in NCAA Division I history.
The game's final sequence started with Bucknell winning the faceoff in overtime and setting up the offense. Bucknell's Billy Eisenreich started to slip on his dodge near midfield, as that transpired UVa's Blake Riley checked the ball loose. Riley picked up the ground ball and the transition was on. Stanwick got the ball behind the cage and then roll dodged to his right, and immediately found White who scored between the legs of Bucknell's goalie Kyle Feeney for the win. It is UVa's third overtime win this season. Stanwick scored the winning goals against Stony Brook and North Carolina earlier this season.
Stanwick tied his career highs with eight points and five assists. This marks the third straight season Stanwick has registered at least five assists in an NCAA Tournament game. He tallied five against Johns Hopkins in the 2009 quarterfinals and another five against Mount St. Mary's in the 2010 first round.
With the five goals, Bocklet owns the NCAA's longest active goal scoring streak at 33 games. With 11 saves Ghitelman passes Rodney Rullman (1972-75) for No. 2 on UVa's all-time list for career saves with 554. He trails only Tillman Johnson (700).
Bucknell outshot UVa 47-30, while also winning the faceoffs (15-14). Virginia won the ground ball battle, 32-31.