ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Senior Drew Snider scored three goals to send the Maryland to the NCAA semifinals with an 11-5 victory against No. 2 Johns Hopkins Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.
The Terps (11-5) advance to the semifinals for the second consecutive season and will play the winner of the No. 3 seed Duke/Colgate game on Sat., May 26 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Blue Jays finish their season with a 12-4 record.
The Blue Jays started off the scoring at the 9:13 mark on an unassisted goal by Mark Goodrich.
Maryland responded less than two minutes later with a junior John Hausgoal. He dodged down the right wing and turned back to fire a shot that beat the keeper stick-side-high to even things up at one with 7:46 remaining in the first quarter.
The Terps added another goal with 13.6 seconds remaining in the quarter. Redshirt sophomore Mike Chanenchuk dodged from behind and redirected the ball to junior Owen Blye, who then found Snider cutting on the right alley. Snider finished the shot past the far pipe to give Maryland the 2-1 lead.
Sophomore Niko Amatomade a save at the buzzer to keep the lead at 2-1, which was one of four saves ade by Amato in the quarter.
With 13:24 remaining in the second quarter, Hopkins tied the game at two thanks to an extra man goal by Bradon Benn.
Maryland answered scoring the next six goals in the game including two in the next two minutes to regain the lead that they would not give up. First, Snider scored an unassisted goal after running through the defense and finished the shot past Pierce Bassett’s off side hip.
Then, sophomore Michael Ehrhardt came up with a big ground ball off the faceoff and moved the ball to junior Landon Carrwho finished the transition goal at 11:23 to give the Terps the 4-2 advantage.
Maryland answered again less than a minute later. Snider added his third goal of the day dodging down the right wing and finishing the shot into the far post to extend the lead to 5-2 with 10:30 remaining in the half.
Maryland then added to the lead with 3:05 remaining in the half. Junior Kevin Cooper dodged from up top and found senior Joe Cummingsalone on the crease. Cummings then finished the one-on-one shot to make the lead 6-2 going into half time.
Chanenchuk started off the scoring in the second half scoring with a goal at the 11:51 mark. He went around the defender and finished the shot from 12 yards out into the top right corner to make it a 7-2 Maryland advantage.
With 6:15 remaining Haus added to the Maryland lead. Dodging from behind the cage Haus split two defenders before diving tangent to the crease to beat Bassett with a low shot to make the lead 8-2.
With 3.1 seconds remaining in the third quarter Chris Boland scored for Hopkins to cut the Terps lead to 8-3. The goal ended a 28 minute stretch during which the Terps had held Hopkins scoreless.
Maryland responded at 13:50 in the fourth quarter. Chanenchuk dodged from up top and fired a shot from the right alley that beat the keeper past the near post to extend the lead to 9-3.
Junior Billy Gribbin scored his first goal of the day with 11:03 remaining in the game. Gribbin picked up his own rebound and finished the shot to increase the lead to 10-3.
Hopkins answered back with two goals of its own to cut the lead to 10-5 with 7:48 remaining in the game.
However, Maryland answered back scoring the final goal of the game with 1:35 remaining. After killing several minutes of clock Cummings found Cooper on the crease for the goal to make the lead 11-5.
Junior Curtis Holmeswon 9-16 faceoffs and led the Terps with three ground balls and Amato was credited with seven saves.
Maryland won the ground ball battle scooping up 26 ground balls compared to Hopkins 15.
The Terps were efficient clearing the ball with 12 of their 14 clears being successful. Hopkins had more trouble with the Maryland ride only completing 14 of 21 potential clears.