No. 1 Maryland's Rally Falls Short, and Tar Heels Topple Terps

Carolina came out in the second half and scored a pair of goals in the first five minutes, attaining an edge the Terps eventually would not dig out from. Sankey beat two defenders goal line extended to score into the upper right corner at 10:58 left and then 43 seconds later Pat Foster fed a wide open Sankey on a fast break to give the Heels a six-goal cushion.

After Cooper scored for Maryland with 6:14 left in the period, Bitter notched his second goal, converting a fast break with 4:43 to play.

Before the end of the period, Jake Bernhardt scored back-to-back unassisted goals and the Terps had some momentum entering the final period, down 9-5.

Maryland dominated possession for the opening 10 minutes of the final period but only dented the scoreboard at 12:01 on an extra-man tally by Mike Chanenchuk. Bitter responded with a goal on a high, hard shot from the right side with 5:04 to play to restore a four-goal lead. John Haus answered that goal with an extra-man tally at 3:28 and the Terps scored again with Kevin Cooper capitalizing with 26 seconds left. The Terps won the ensuing face-off but Burke notched his 15th save, and the Tar Heels salted away the victory.

The Tar Heels return home next week for a pair of games on ESPNU. Carolina hosts the Brown Bears at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Fetzer Field before taking on Johns Hopkins at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

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