Maryland 9, Georgetown 8 (OT)

May 22, 2005

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) _ Andrew Schwartzman scored with 56 seconds left in overtime to give Maryland a 9-8 victory over Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the NCAA lacrosse tournament on Sunday.

Joe Walters scored four goals, sophomore Harry Alford made 12 saves and Maryland survived a late three-minute penalty for an illegal stick in advancing to the national semifinals next weekend in Philadelphia.

The Terps (11-5) will face the winner of the Cornell-Duke game, which was the second game of the doubleheader.

Max Ritz had two goals and an assist, brother Xander Ritz added a goal and an assist and Schwartzman had three assists as Maryland won its sixth straight game and advanced to the national semifinals for the 18th time, the last time in 2003.

Brendan Cannon had three goals for Georgetown, while Pete Cannon added two, the last one on a man advantage to tie the game with 1:04 to play in regulation.

The game-tying goal came 29 seconds after Bill McGlone seemingly had given Maryland a 9-7 lead with an empty-net tally.

However, Georgetown had the officials check McGlone's stick and they found the ball did not roll out when it was held at a 45-degree angle, making it illegal. The ruling nullified the goal and the Terps were assessed a three-minute non-releasable penalty.

Georgetown only scored once with the man advantage and Schwartzman, a senior from Owings Mills, Md., scored in close to set off a wild celebration by Maryland.

Trevor Casey, Matt McBride and Scott Kahoe also scored for Georgetown, which now has lost in the quarterfinal round the last four years, including three times by one goal.

Alford was the difference in the first half, making seven saves to help Maryland take a 3-2 lead. Walters and the Ritz brothers scored for the Terps, while Kahoe and Casey tallied for the Hoyas.



-- Courtesy AP