Unseeded Maryland Knocks off No. 3 Duke in NCAA Semifinals

Duke then got back-to-back goals from Justin Turri and Josh Offit to trim the Terrapin lead back to three at 9-6 with 3:58 left in the quarter.

Maryland pushed the lead back to four at the 2:58 mark when Gribbin found Haus open in front of the goal and Haus snapped off a quick shot that found the net for the 10-6 Terrapin lead.

Turri netted his second score of the third with 2:20 to go to make it a 10-7 Maryland lead going into the fourth.

Duke scored 1:26 into the final period to make it a two-goal game on a transition goal by Rotanz. But Maryland scored the next six to put the game away for good.

Snider started the run with his fourth of the day with a fantastic individual effort. He started with a dodge down the left wing, but was forced to roll back to the front of the cage and somehow found some space to finish into the top right corner.

Blye made it a 12-8 game with 10:04 to play with another dodge to the front of the crease. Unlike his earlier effort, he stayed off the line this time and connected on a high-bouncer under the crossbar.

The run continued with Cummings scoring his first of the day off a feed from Cooper, who found Cummings cutting across the crease and Cummings hit a turn-around with 9:10 left on the clock to make it 13-8.

Blye then scored his third of the game off of a feed from Cooper to push it to 14-8 with 6:01 to play.

The six-goal lead allowed the Terrapins some flexibility in the final minutes and Forster and sophomore Sean McGuire finished off the scoring for Maryland.

Andrew Vekstein and Eddie Loftus scored the final two goals for the Blue Devils.

Maryland dominated possession in large part because of the play of junior Curtis Holmes at the faceoff X. Holmes won 12 of 21 faceoffs with six groundballs.

Game Notes

With today's 16-10 win, Maryland is now 60-20 all-time vs. Duke.

The Terps are now 3-2 all-time vs. the Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament and 2-1 in the semifinals.

Maryland is now 11-10 all-time in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

With four points on one goal and three assists, senior Joe Cummings now has 31 multi-point and five multi-assist games for his career.

The four points gives Cummings 115 for his career, which moves him into 30th on the all-time points list.

With four points on four goals, senior Drew Snider now has six hat tricks, 17 multi-point and 12 multi-goal games for his career.

With three points on three goals, junior Owen Blye now has four hat tricks, 22 multi-point and 12 multi-goal games for his career.

With two points on a goal and an assist, junior John Haus now has 19 multi-point games for his career.

With five points on one goal and four assists, junior Kevin Cooper now has 11 multi-point and six multi-assist games for his career.

With three points on two goals and an assist, junior Billy Gribbin has nine multi-point and seven multi-goal games for his Maryland career.

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2012-05-26



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