No. 10 Maryland Knocks off No. 7 JHU to Advance to Final Four

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 to seal the victory. After killing several minutes of clock Cummings found Cooper on the crease for the goal to make the lead 11-5.

Junior Curtis Holmes won 9 of 16 faceoffs and led the Terps with three ground balls and Amato was credited with seven saves. Junior Jesse Bernhardt continued to be a force for the Maryland defense, causing three turnovers.

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.

Game Notes

• With today's 11-5 win, Maryland is now 40-68-1 all-time vs. Johns Hopkins.

• The Terps are now 4-9 all-time vs. the Blue Jays in the NCAA tournament.

• Maryland is now 21-11 all-time in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.

• This marks the first time since 1973 that Maryland has beaten Johns Hopkins twice in one season.

• With two points on two goals, senior Joe Cummings now has 30 multi-point and 22 multi-goal games for his career.

• The two points gives Cummings 111 for his career, which moves him into a tie with Max Ritz (2005-08) for 31st on the all-time points list.

• With three points on three goals, senior Drew Snider now has five hat tricks, 16 multi-point and 11 multi-goal games for his career.

• With two points on two goals, junior John Haus now has 18 multi-point and nine multi-goal games for his career.

• With two points on one goal and one assist, junior Kevin Cooper now has 10 multi-point games for his career.

• With two points on two goals, redshirt sophomore Mike Chanenchuk has five multi-point and three multi-goal games for his Maryland career.

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ANNAPOLIS, MD – Drew Snider's second goal of the game early in the second quarter broke a 2-2 tie and ignited a 6-0 run for University of Maryland that second-seeded Johns Hopkins never recovered from as the Terps knocked off the Blue Jays, 11-5, in the NCAA Quarterfinals at Navy's Marine Corps Stadium.

The win propels Maryland into next week's NCAA Semifinals, where the Terps will take on the winner of Sunday's quarterfinal game between Duke and Colgate.

After sophomore Brandon Benn tied the game with an extra-man goal with 13:23 remaining in the first half, Snider jump started the game-turning spree as he got to the middle of the field on a dodge from the side and beat Blue Jay goalie Pierce Bassett from eight yards out. It took just 28 seconds for the lead to double as Landon Carr scored on an ally dodge after Maryland came up with the loose ball on the ensuing faceoff after a long scramble for possession.

It took slightly longer – 53 seconds to be exact – for Maryland to push the lead to 5-2 as he slipped past short stick defensive midfielder Nicky Schuler and picked the far corner. By then the Terps were working their deliberate offensive game plan to perfection and Curtis Holmes' success on faceoffs was leading to long possessions for Maryland.

“They really forced us to play a lot of defense and did a great job on faceoffs and ground balls,” Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala noted in the post-game press conference. “I thought they played a very good game and it becomes a challenge when they have the ball for that long.”

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