BALTIMORE— The No. 3 Maryland men’s lacrosse team got off to a slow start on April 14 at No. 19 Rutgers, but the Terrapins eventually rallied and pulled out a 16-13 victory.
The Terrapins (10-2, 2-1 in Big Ten) fell down by five points in the first half but they cut that lead to three at the break. After that, the game belonged to Maryland.
The team began the second half with three quick goals, but goals from Jared Berrnhardt and Kyle Long put Maryland in front for the first time as the final quarter started.
Rutgers wasn’t done, though, scoring the next two to re-take the lead. But then Maryland scored five straight goals, including one each from Louis Dubick and Bernhardt, which gave the Terps a 16-12 lead with 4:29 left.
Maryland then held on for the victory over Rutgers (6-6, 1-2). The Terrapins have now beaten the Scarlet Knights 12 times straight.
Bernhardt, Bubba Fairman, Dubick and Anthony DeMaio each scored three goals apiece as the hat tricks helped the Terps.
Maryland will next take on Ohio State on April 20 on the road at 1 p.m.
NAVY MEN’S LAX FALLS TO ARMY IN 100TH GAME
Navy rallied to force overtime, but No. 20 Army pulled out a 9-8 victory in the 100th meeting between the two rivals in lacrosse on April 13 in Annapolis.
“I am awfully proud of the way my guys battled back and competed today,” Navy coach Rick Sowell said. “I thought it was what you would expect out of an Army-Navy game – both teams laying it on the line.”
Christian Daniel led Navy with four goals and goalie Ryan Kern tied a career record with 18 saves, but Matt Manown of Army got the game-winner in overtime.
Navy fell behind 6-3 at the break before bouncing back in the second half. The game swung back and forth before co-captain Ryan Wade – now having scored a point in 35 straight contests – fed Daniel, who scored with 1:26 left in regulation for an 8-8 tie.
BOWIE STATE SOFTBALL SWEPT
Chowan University easily swept the Bowie State softball team in a doubleheader on April 14. The Hawks topped the Bulldogs 8-0 and 12-1.
The victories improved Chowan, which leads the Northern Division, to 19-20 overall, but 15-2 in the CIAA and 10-0 in the North). Bowie State fell to 7-19, 7-10 and 4-6 in the division.
This was the regular-season conference finals for the two schools.
Bowie State actually banged out seven hits in game one while trying to support pitcher Kristina Hawke (5-12), who threw all five innings, but the Bulldogs couldn’t score a run.
Game two was more frustrating as Bowie State did get a run but couldn’t manage a hit. Still, the team pushed across an unearned run in the fourth to break up the shutout.
Bowie State now gets a break until April 23 when it hosts Trinity (D.C.) in a doubleheader. The Bulldogs then end the season with another doubleheader five days later.