Happy Valley Turns Into Sad Valley As The Terps Destroy Penn State 13-7
The Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team continued their quest for greatness with an impressive 13-7 win over their BIG10 rivals Penn State, to improve to a record of 2-0 on the season. The dominance however didn’t start until less than halfway through the 2nd quarter. At that point, Penn State was up 4-3 and had scored three in a row. The Terps were shakey up to this point in the game struggling to gain possession, especially on faceoffs. In the first quarter, Penn State won the faceoff battle 6-0.
But then, with 7:02 left in the first half, the dominance got underway along with the Jared Bernhardt show. In the next 14:57 of game time, the Terps went on a 6-0 run which included 3 Bernhardt goals and an assist. The last goal for Bernhardt was his 200th career point, making him the 6th player in Maryland history to reach the 200 point mark. Bernhardt added on two more assists before the end of the game to finish the night with 202. Bernhardt is now six points away from fifth on the list, needed 208 to tie Frank Urso, and 55 goals away from surpassing Matt Rambo as the all-time point leader. Something that is not impossible to do, but it will definitely not be an easy task to accomplish.
The 6-0 run for the Terrapins was pretty much enough to seal the deal. Penn State attempted to fight back scoring two straight goals to make it 9-6, but a quick four goal run in less than two minutes crushed any comeback dreams. Penn State added one more goal with 46 seconds left but it was too late to mean anything.
Maryland extended their streak of wins in games they allowed less than ten goals to 27 in a row. While the main focus of everyone has been on the offense, this Maryland defense could too be something extremely special.
The Terps next game is next Saturday at 1pm vs their rival Johns Hopkins. No news on where the game will be broadcasted has been provided yet. Stay tuned for the game preview coming next week.
Around the area this weekend: UMBC takes on Mount St Mary’s tomorrow at 11am, Loyola plays Utah tomorrow at 11:30am, Georgetown plays St. Johns tomorrow at noon, Michigan plays Johns Hopkins tomorrow at 1pm, Towson plays Richmond tomorrow at 2:30pm, that rounds out the local schedule for Saturday. Sunday Navy takes on Jacksonville at 12pm to finish off the local games for the weekend.