Haus Leads No. 2 Maryland to Victory over No. 1 Greyhounds

Loyola tacked on two goals the first by Sean O'Sullivan and the second by Layne but the Greyhounds could not get closer than the final two-goal margin.

I didn't have to worry about an emotional investment from our team for this game, Loyola Head Coach Charley Toomey said. (Maryland) slid and recovered very well, and they were fast to slide. They also forced us to string two, three passes along to get a good look at Nikko. And, when we took a shot, he was right there for them.

Amato finished with a game-high 13 saves for Maryland, although Loyola outshot the Terrapins, 41-36.

Burkhart was 14 of 25 at the faceoff 'X' for Loyola, but Maryland was better in ground balls, 33-29. Jesse Bernhardt led all players with 10 off the ground, and he added four caused turnovers. Scott Ratliff picked up a team-best six for Loyola, and Davis Butts had five.

Loyola does not have much time before it returns to the field. The Greyhounds will play their fourth game in 11 days on Tuesday, February 26, when it hosts UMBC at 7:00 p.m.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior John Haus tied his career high with four goals to lead the No. 2 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to a 12-10 victory over No. 1 Loyola in front of 5,781 at the Ridley Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon.

Maryland's first midfield of Haus, senior Jake Bernhardt and junior Mike Chanenchuk dominated the first half, scoring four of the team's first seven goals and combining for seven goals and nine points in the win.

The victory boosts the Terps to 3-0 on the season, while the Greyhounds drop to 2-1.

Loyola's Mike Sawyer gave the Greyhounds the early 1-0 lead with a hard low shot from the left alley at the 10:02 mark of the first quarter, but that would be the last lead Loyola would enjoy for the game.

Maryland went on a 5-0 scoring run to take control of the game in the opening quarter.

Haus got things rolling at the 8:30 mark when he went around Hound defender Kyle Duffy and beat Loyola goalie Jack Runkel into the top right corner to tie the score at 1-1.

Chanencuk gave Maryland its first lead with an unassisted goal with 5:17 left in the first after ducking under a Loyola defender and finishing with a quick bounce shot.

The Terps' first midfield line made it three straight at the 4:04 mark when Jake Bernhardt lost his defender going around the left side of the goal and scoring on a bouncer into the top right corner to make it 3-1 in favor of Maryland.

The lead jumped to 4-1 when sophomore Jay Carlson took a feed from Haus on a quick pick-and-pop in a timer-on situation and Carlson beat Runkel with another bouncer.

The five-goal run finished with just three seconds left in the first quarter. Junior Niko Amato made a terrific save, robbing Loyola's Kevin Ryan, which triggered Maryland's transition game. Senior Jesse Bernhardt picked up the groundball and moved it quickly up the field to senior Landon Carr, who beat Runkel with a low shot on the run.

Loyola opened the second quarter with an extra-man goal by Ryan. Amato stopped a shot by Briuan Schultz, but the rebound was scooped up by Ryan and he finished with a behind-the-back shot to make it a 5-2 game at the 10:15 mark.

Sophomore Charlie Raffa won the ensuing faceoff and scored five seconds later to make it a 6-2 Terrapin lead.

The fast-paced scoring continued as Loyola's Scott Ratliff scored on a big overhand shot five seconds after Raffa's goal to pull the Hounds to within three.

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