No. 3 Maryland Shuts Down Fairfield to Improve to 10-3

In a quarter filled with unusual goals, Maryland's final goal could have been the most unusual with a long pole assisting on a goal scored by another long pole. Senior Brian Phipps stopped a shot by Fairfield's Ryan Mulford and junior Max Scmhidt cleared the rebound. He got the ball to freshman long pole Jesse Bernhardt on the break and Bernhardt pushed the transition opportunity. When Bernhardt got into the Fairfield box he saw redshirt junior long pole Brian Farrell free in the left alley and he quickly got the ball to Farrell and Farrell ripped a low shot past Marra.

The halftime break did little to quell the Maryland offense's momentum. Catalino scored his third of the day off an assist by Young to make it an 11-1 game less than four minutes into the third.

Maryland's second midfield got into the scoring act to make it 12-1 when redshirt sophomore Drew Snider slipped a pass to freshman John Haus on the crease and Hause finished the play at the 8:49 mark.

Catalino finished his five-point day with his fourth goal with 4:43 left in the third. Reed fired a pass to Catalino on the left goal line extended, leaving Catalino one-on-one with Charlie Cipriano, who replaced Marra at the start of the third quarter. Catalino faked high before finishing low, upping Maryland's lead to 13-1.

Snider was on the giving end of the next Terrapin goal, giving him his first career multi-assist game. He sent a great pass to Young on the right goal line extended, leaving him one-on-one with Cipriano. This time Young faked low and finished high to give Maryland a 14-1 lead.

Junior Scott LaRue closed out the Terps' 7-0 scoring blitz with a runner down the left alley with 51 seconds left in the third. Fairfield scored three goals to open the fourth quarter to make it a 15-4 game, but the Terps would score the game's last two to make it a 17-4 final.

Freshman Mike Poiter scored his first career goal at the 4:59 mark off an assist by redshirt freshman Owen Blye. Blye was again the giver on Gormley's goal to close things out, sending a pass from behind the cage to Gormely on the left wing where he ripped a shot into the upper right corner with 2:21 to go in the fourth.

Maryland's defense was terrific all day, allowing just four goals, which marks the fewest goals allowed in any game this season. Phipps was not challenged much on the day, but finished with seven saves, while allowing just one goal in 44:09 of work. Redshirt sophomore Mark White played the final 15:51 of the game and finished with two saves.

The starting close defense of Bohlander and juniors Brett Schmidt and Max Schmidt were a big reason why the Stags' offense was unable to get anything going. Brett Schmidt set a career best with five caused turnovers to go along with three groundballs. Max Schmidt had three groundballs and a caused turnover, while Bohlander had two groundballs and two caused turnovers.

Maryland's long poles were also terrific. Bernhardt, Farrell and senior Dan Halayko combined for four groundballs and three caused turnovers.

Bryn Holmes continued to dominate the face-off X, winning 9 of 12 face-offs. Curtis Holmes also had a solid day facing-off with five wins and three groundballs.

The game marked the final regular season home game for 10 Maryland seniors: student assistant coach Patrick Hutchinson, student athletic trainer Billy Langenstein, Gormley, Halayko, Dean Hart, Bryn Holmes, Phipps, Chris Ready, Sear and Will Yeatman. The replay of the game can be watched on Terps TV free by clicking here.

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