BALTIMORE—The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team trailed by four points at halftime during their April 17 game against No. 24 Georgetown in Washington. But the Terrapins turned everything around in the second half.
Maryland scored all 13 goals in the second half and rolled to a 17-8 victory over Georgetown, a big comeback win for the Terrapins.
“Really proud of how our girls reset in the second half,” Maryland Head Coach Cathy Reese said. “That was awesome. We didn’t allow a goal, and offensively we were attacking the cage well.”
The 8-4 deficit Maryland faced at the break was the biggest one they’d dealt with in seven years. That was when North Carolina held a 9-4 halftime lead.
This time, Jen Giles paced the Terps with five goals and two assists. Erica Evans added four goals while Brindi Griffin and Grace Griffin both scored three.
Giles had a hand in six of the Maryland goals in the second half. She scored on four and assisted on two more. Evans scored three in the second half, and Grace Griffin got all three of hers then.
Maryland meets No. 21 Johns Hopkins next at 4:30 p.m. at home on April 27.
UM MEN EDGE OHIO STATE
Jared Bernhardt scored the game-winning goal in overtime and No. 2 Maryland escaped with a 10-9 victory over No. 9 Ohio State in a Big Ten road game on April 20.
The goal – No. 100 of Bernhardt’s career—came with 3:29 left in the overtime and was unassisted. This victory puts Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament, and the Terps have one game left this season on April 27 versus Johns Hopkins when the teams meet for the 111th time at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland.
The Terps (11-2, 3-1) needed to rally just to get to overtime. Ohio State (7-3, 1-3) held a late 9-8 lead before Logan Wisnauskas scored with 23 seconds left that forced overtime.
Goalie Danny Doland had 10 saves for Maryland while Wisnauskas topped the Terps with three goals and one assist.
Maryland now has played in three overtime games this season. The Terps are 2-1 in those games.
ORANGE CRUSH NAVY IN MEN’S LACROSSE
No. 9 Syracuse had not played Navy in men’s lacrosse at Annapolis since 1982. In that game, Navy scored a one-goal victory.
The Midshipmen did not fare as well this time.
Syracuse (9-3) took command in the second and third quarters and rolled to an 18-9 victory over Navy (5-7) on April 20 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
“I thought we got over our emotional hangover, but we found ways to make mistakes that came back to haunt us,” Navy coach Rick Sowell said. “Syracuse is a good team, and they have excellent shooters. They have some slick sticks, and they are playing with confidence right now.”
Jack Sweeney scored two goals while Ryan Wade added one goal and three assists for Navy in the loss.
The Midshipmen finish the regular season with a 4 p.m. home game versus Boston University on April 26.
PGCC BASEBALL SPLITS TWO
In its most recent game, the Prince George’s Community College baseball team fell into an early hole and could not climb out of it.
That’s why the Community College of Baltimore County Essex scored a 12-8 victory over the Owls on April 18.
CCBC Essex slowly took charge, grabbing a 9-1 lead in the sixth. The Owls came back and got six points during the seventh in the road game, but CCBC Essex grabbed three more in the bottom half to take command.
Pedro Montero led PGCC with a 3-for-5, three-RBI effort. Dillon Sullivan went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
Two days earlier, PGCC topped CCBC Dundalk, 11-10, rallying for three runs in the bottom of the seventh for the victory. The Owls had scored seven in the bottom of the sixth to take an 8-7 lead before the Lions answered in the seventh with three of their own.
Sam Boshart got the win in relief with two scoreless innings, closing out the game. Montero led the offense with three hits and three RBI.