Courtesy of Maryland Athletics Department
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Kevin Cooper tied a career high with six points and four assists on "Senior Day" to lead the No. 7 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to an 18-6 victory of Colgate Saturday in front of 1,949 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
The Terrapins improve to 10-3 on the year, while the Raiders fall to 8-7.
Maryland seniors combined to score 14 points on the day, including seven goals to power the Terps' offense.
Maryland came out of the gates quickly, scoring the first five goals of the game. The first goal came at 14:18 when senior Jake Bernhardt dodged down the left alley and finished a low bouncer.
Junior Mike Chanenchuk scored his first of three goals on the day at 11:23 of the first when he dodged down the right alley and finished a shot low to the far post.
Freshman Dave Goodwin scored his first career goal at 8:02 to increase the Terps lead to 3-0. Goodwin collected a rebound off a shot from Cooper and beat Raider goalie Jake Danehy on the doorstep.
Sophomore Jay Carlson scored the next two goals to finish off the Terps' run to start the game. His first came at 6:53 when Cooper found him cutting on the crease and he patiently finished the shot.
At the 5:28 mark Cooper again found Carlson on the crease for a one-time finish to give Maryland a 5-0 lead.
Colgate got on the board and finished the scoring in the first quarter at 4:07 when Ryan Walsh scored his first of two goals on the day.
The Raiders opened the scoring in the second quarter at 12:29 when Peter Baum cut the Terrapin lead to 5-2 with his only goal of the day.
Maryland responded scoring the next five goals to take control of the game.
Senior John Haus scored his 100th career point with a goal at 13:31 when he dodged down the left alley and finished a shot to the high inside corner.
With 11:10 remaining in the half, Cooper scored his first goal of the day off of a dodge from the top of the box and finishing into the left corner.
Sophomore Joe Locasio increased the Terps' lead to 8-2 with 9:43 left in the second quarter when he ripped a laser from the right alley off of a feed from Cooper.
Cooper scored his fifth point of the half with 6:11 remaining when he dodged down the left alley and finished with a high rip.
The final goal of the run came with 4:19 remaining in the second when Chanenchuk finished a shot from the left alley to the top near corner off of an assist from Bernhardt.
Colgate finished the scoring in the second with 2:53 to cut the lead to 10-3 heading into halftime.
Maryland and Colgate traded goals in the third with each team scoring two in the quarter.
Senior Billy Gribbon was responsible for both of the Terrapin goals with assists coming from Chanenchuk and Haus, respectively.
The Terps finished the game strong scoring six goals in the fourth to finish with the 18-6 win.
Maryland scored the first four goals of the quarter with goals coming from Chanenchuk, Carlson, senior Owen Blye, and sophomore Bobby Gribbon. Carlson's goal was another highlight-quality behind-the-back no-look goal off of a feed from Cooper.
After Colgate's Denis Brown scored at 4:44 to cut the lead 16-6, Maryland finished off the scoring with two of their own.
Goodwin scored at the 2:00 mark for his second of the day and freshman Tommy Forsberg scored his of the year to secure the 18-6 victory.
Junior Niko Amato finished with 12 saves in just over 53 minutes of action and added two groundballs on the day. Sophomore Kyle Bernlohr played 6:33 and made one save, while junior Thomas Guarino took over in cage for the final 0:24.
Senior Jesse Bernhardt recorded five groundballs to go with three caused turnovers on his Senior Day.
Maryland forced Colgate into 17 turnovers on the day including 16 caused turnovers led by three each from sophomore Goran Murray, sophomore Brian Cooper and Jesse Bernhardt.
The Terps also control the faceoff X winning 16 on the day. Senior Curtis Holmes led the way, winning 12-of-22 faceoffs with five groundballs.
Maryland dominated when the ball was on the ground, winning 46 groundballs compared to only 29 for the Raiders. The Terps were led by junior Michael Ehrhardt, who scooped up a career-best eight groundballs on the day.
Maryland will find out its postseason fate when the NCAA tournament field is announced on the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Selection Show at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 on ESPNU.
Seniors lead #7 Terps Past Colgate
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