No. 10 Maryland Knocks off No. 6 Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 6 Virginia (7-3, 0-1 ACC) received two goals apiece from Rhamel Bratton and Chris Bocklet, but it wasn't enough, as No. 10 Maryland (7-2, 1-2 ACC) were victorious in front of 10,545 fans on Saturday, 12-7, inside Scott Stadium. The contest was UVa's first inside the football stadium since 1995.

Virginia has back-to-back losses for the first time since the 2007 season, and back-to-back regular season losses for the first time since the 2004 season.

“I don't think we ever stopped playing,” said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. “They were just sharper and took advantage on our defensive end. We had some chances that we didn't drop, but their goalie played well as did Adam [Ghitelman]. For us it was not good enough, especially in the second half. I wouldn't go too much with our effort or intent coming out of halftime, but clearly we just didn't get the job done. I credit Maryland with some responsibility of that as well.”

Things looked bright early for the Cavaliers when Steele Stanwick scored with 11:32 left in the first quarter, giving UVa the 1-0 lead. Goals by Maryland's John Haus and Ryan Young put Maryland up, 2-1, after one quarter of play.

Virginia scored the next three goals, jumping out to a 4-2 advantage with 9:31 left to play before the intermission. Coling Briggs, John Haldy and Bratton all scored in the span.

Owen Blye scored on a Jesse Bernhardt pass, cutting the Maryland deficit back to one goal, 4-3. Bratton scored with 5:30 left in the second quarter, giving UVa a two-goal advantage for the final time, 5-4.

Maryland scored the next seven goals, taking a 10-5 lead. Joe Cummings scored an extra-man goal with 4:37 left in the second quarter, sending the game into the break with UVa ahead 5-4.

The Terrapins scored four goals in the third quarter and two more to start the fourth quarter before Bocklet's score with 10:09 left in the game ended the run. Cummings scored three goals in the frame and Haus had one.

Haus and Young scored in the fourth quarter, giving Maryland a 12-6 lead. Bocklet scored an extra-man opportunity with 1:23 left, but it wasn't enough.

Virginia won the ground ball battle (37-31) and out-shot Maryland (34-27). Maryland won faceoffs (14-8) and had more saves (12-11). Cummings and Haus, who each had four goals, while Young had six points on four assists, led Maryland.

Virginia is back in action on Saturday when North Carolina comes to Klöckner Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN at noon. Maryland returns to action on Friday when they travel to Navy. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Senior Ryan Young led the No. 10 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team with six points oon two goals and four assists, while junior Joe Cummings and sophomore John Haus each scored four goals, in the Terps' 12-7 victory over No. 4 Virginia in front of 10,545 at Scott Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Cavaliers (7-3, 0-1 ACC) drew first blood less than four minutes into the first quarter with some help from a fortunate bounce. Steele Stanwick wrapped around the left side of the Maryland goal and threw a wild shot over his shoulder. Terp redshirt freshman goalie Niko Amato got his stick on it, but the ball trickled into the net for a 1-0 Wahoo lead.

The Terps (7-2, 1-2 ACC) tied the game at the 5:30 mark when sophomore John Haus finished a nice feed to the crease by Young. Young dodged Virginia defender Scott McWilliams behind the cage and junior Drew Snider set a great pick to give Young the extra step he needed to get off a pinpoint pass to Haus for the one-timer.

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