5,618 See No. 4 Maryland Hold off the Midshipmen

A violation by Navy's Robby Battle on the face-off following Kapron's second goal gave Maryland the ball. Farrell pushed it up the field and passed it to Burns in the left alley. Burns used a quick ball fake to get some separation from his defender and got off a good bounce shot that beat Wickham with four ticks left in the third quarter to push the Maryland lead back to two at 9-7.

The fourth quarter saw Navy and Maryland trade goals with Kapron finishing his hat trick with his third unassisted goal of the day with 12:04 left to make it a one-goal game again at 9-8.

Maryland answered back less than two minutes later on Reed's fourth goal of the day. Cummings dodged past his defender on the left side of the attack box and skip a hard cross-field pass to Reed, who ripped a shot into the far upper corner of the net from his favorite spot on the right wing.

Lennon capped off his hat trick for the Mids with 9:14 left to cut the lead back to one at 10-9, but Young and Reed hooked-up again to score the insurance goal and finish the scoring at the 7:16 mark. Catalino started the play with a skip pass across the field to Reed, who make the “one-more” pass to Young. Young then wrapped around the right side of the crease and scored his lone goal of the day.

While the offense shined, putting up its highest goal total against Navy since 1998, the Terrapin defense also put on a display. The Terps dominated the Mids when the ball was on the ground, winning the groundball battle 47-26. Farrell and junior All-American Max Schmidt led the way for the Terps with five groundballs each, while Bernhardt tied his career high with four. Bernhardt also contributed a career best three caused turnovers in the victory. Junior Brett Schmidt easily won his match-up with Nay's top attackman, Andy Warner, holding the Mids' second leading scorer to just one assist and one shot on the day. Phipps finished the afternoon with 10 saves, to go along with four groundballs.

Both teams entered the game struggling facing-off, but Holmes controlled the X, winning 15 of the 21 draws he took. Overall, the Terps won 17 of 23 face-offs and were a perfect 17 for 17 in the clearing game.

Maryland returns to actions next Saturday, April 17, in the Smartlink Day of Rivals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Terps will renew college lacrosse's greatest rivalry against Johns Hopkins in the second game of the double-header that features the annual Army-Navy game in the opener. The Terrapins and the Blue Jays are slated for a 6:30 p.m. start in a game that will also be televised nationally on ESPNU.

Game Notes

• With today's 11-9 win Maryland is now 51-34-1 all-time vs. Navy.

• Junior Travis Reed tied career highs with four goals and five points and now has 25 multi-point and 16 multi-goal games for his career.

• With a goal and four assists junior Ryan Young now has 31 multi-point and 18 multi-assist games for his career.

• Junior Grant Catalino's three goals gives him 32 multi-point and 25 multi-goal games for his career. He is now one point shy of tying Alan Lowe for 25th on Maryland's career points list.

• With a goal and an assist sophomore Joe Cummings now has eight multi-point games for his career.

• Senior Brian Phipps' 10 saves gives him 406 for his career, making him just the sixth goalie to eclipse the 400-save plateau at Maryland. He needs just two saves to tie Pat McGinnis for fifth-place on the all-time saves list.

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