DeMaio Sends Maryland To The Final Four, Plus Other Scores
Anthony DeMaio waited until the most important part of the game to score his only goal. His game winner in overtime sends Maryland to the final four with a 14-13 win over Notre Dame. The Terps will renew acquaintances with their old ACC nemesis Duke on Saturday in Hartford Connecticut. He added 3 assists. Jared Bernhardt had 4 of Maryland’s 7 goals in the first half but was held scoreless after a goal early in the second half.
After the Irish took a 12-9 lead with 12 minutes left, Maryland scored three goals in 46 seconds to tie it at 12. Logan Wisnaukas scored three goals in the final quarter while Griffin Brown added two for the winners. One piece of bad news for Maryland is they are struggling at the X. Notre Dame won 20 of 30 face-offs but turned it over 18 times.
In the first game in South Bend Joe Robertson scored the OT winner as Duke beat Loyola 10-9. The Greyhounds took a 9-8 lead with 2:04 left on a goal by Kevin Lindley but Brennan O’Neill tied it at 9 with 1:09 left. Evan James had 4 goals and one assist for the Hounds while Sam Shafer had 10 saves including a couple big ones in the fourth.
In the DIII semifinals, Salisbury fell behind Christopher Newport 5-1 early in the first quarter. They scored the next 14 goals to take a 15-5 lead enroot to an 18-8 win. Josh Melton had 5 goals and 1 assist for the Sea Gulls. Jarrett Bromwell added 4 goals and Cross Ferrara and Jack Dowd had 3 each. Brett Malamphy won 14 of the 18 face-offs he took and Salisbury won 21 of 29 overall. After losing their opening game Salisbury has won 16 straight and will face Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Sunday at 4pm in Hartford for the national title. It would be the Sea Gulls 13th title since 1994. The game will be streamed on ncaa.com