COLLEGE PARK, Md. — No. 1 Maryland got two goals apiece from senior Owen Blye, sophomore Jay Carlson and senior Kevin Cooper in a 13-7 victory against Stony Brook on Sunday at Byrd Stadium’s Capital One Field.
The Terrapins (5-0) held the Seawolves (4-3) scoreless through the opening 16:48 of the game while opening a 5-0 lead. Sophomore Joe Locasio opened the scoring at 12:22 with a big rip from 12 yards out off a feed from freshman Bradlee Lord.
A little more than a minute later Blye doubled the lead using an inside roll to beat the defense. Cooper added his first of the day 22 seconds later with an unassisted goal from the left goal line extended.
Maryland closed out the scoring in the first quarter at 1:25 when senior Landon Carr extended the lead to 4-0, with a transition goal off a shot from the right alley.
Senior John Haus opened the scoring in the second period with a right-handed shot off a roll back at the left goal line extended. Brody Eastwood ended the Terrapins’ run, getting Stony Brook on the board shortly after Haus’ score to make it a 5-1 game.
The Terps then answered with another two goals to open a 7-1 lead. The first came from senior Jake Bernhardt, who scored off a dodge from the left alley and finished inside the near pipe with 10:11 remaining in the half. Just 19 seconds later sophomore Charlie Raffa scored his fourth goal of the year. He won the faceoff and beat his man around the back of cage for the easy finish.
The Seawolves closed out the scoring in the first half at the 7:12 mark with Jeff Tundo cutting the Maryland lead to 7-2.
Maryland’s defense held Stony Brook scoreless for 15:20 after that goal. The Seawolves did not score again until after seven-minute mark of the third quarter.
Blye began a four-goal run for the Terps to start the second half when he scored just five seconds in. Raffa won the opening faceoff of the third and found Blye in the left alley for the goal.
Carlson extended the Maryland lead to 9-2 after Cooper found him on the crease. Junior Mike Chanenchuk scored his only goal of the day with 13:27 remaining in the third with a shot from up top with Bernhardt getting the assist.
Cooper finished the Maryland run with 11:57 remaining with a man-up goal from the crease after Chanenchuk found him with a quick pass before the Stony Brook man-down unit was settled.
The Seawolves ended the Maryland run at the 6:52 mark with Mike Andreassi cutting the Maryland lead to 11-3.
The Terps then traded goals with Stony Brook to make it a 12-4 game heading into the fourth quarter. Maryland’s goal came from LoCasio when he scored from the left alley with a nice shot on the run.
The Seawolves outscored Maryland 3-1 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to make the comeback. Maryland’s sole fourth-quarter goal came from Carlson off an assist from Lord with 7:02 remaining in the game.
Junior goalie Nike Amato made five saves to improve to 5-0 on the year. Sophomore goalie Kyle Bernlohr played the final 8:28 of the fourth and registered two stops.
Bernhardt led the Maryland defense with four turnovers as well as four ground balls. Junior Michael Ehrhardt continued his stellar play with five ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Maryland dominated possession at the faceoff X with Raffa winning 15 of 18 draws with a season-high 11 ground balls. Senior Curtis Holmes went 4 of 4 with two ground balls and freshman Andrew Walsh split his two draws with one ground ball.
Maryland’s man-down unit was solid, holding the Seawolves scoreless on four extra-man opportunities.