#4 Maryland Downs #13 Denver, 16-8, to Advance

Joe Walters scored the 220th point of his career on his third assist of the day on Max Ritz's third goal of the game to break Bob Boniello's all-time point record of 219. Walters scored six points on the day and now stands at 223 career points.

For his career Walters now has 51 multi-point games.

Walters' five-assist game was a career high.

Xander Ritz scored three times to raise his career totals to 11 hat tricks, 20 multi-goal and 41 multi-point games.

Max Ritz scored a career high five goals and added an assist for a career best six points.

Max now has two hat tricks, nine multi-goal, and 11 multi- point games in his career.

Today's game marked the 10th time the Ritz brothers have scored goals in the same game.

Bill McGlone's scored two goals to give him 20 multi-goal and 25 multi-point games in his career.

McGlone also extended his goal-scoring streak to 15 games.

Brendan Healy scored three times and added two assists to raise his career totals to seven hat tricks, 17 multi-goal and 26 multi-point games.

The Maryland defense held the Pioneers scoreless in the first quarter, upping its season total of scoreless quarters to 17.

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College Park, MD - The No. 12 Denver Pioneers couldn't keep their win streak alive falling to the No.2 seeded Maryland Terrapins 16-8 in NCAA first round action this afternoon at Maryland's Byrd Stadium. Senior Adam Goodwin (Columbus, Ohio) scored his first hat trick of the season to lead the Pioneers offense. Jeb Hollingsworth (Darien, Conn.) and Austin Konkel (Aurora, Colo.) split time in goal. Hollingsworth played made seven saves in 32:23 minutes of action and Konkel made five saves in 27:73 minutes of action. The Terrapins will take on the Princeton Tigers May 21 at Towson University in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

"This wasn't the result that we we're looking for," head coach Jamie Munro said. "We had a little nerves out there today which is understandable. This team played hard all year long and today was no exception; we just played a team that executed better than we did. We had a great season and I'm really proud of team."

The Pioneers started the game strong and played evenly with the Terrapins. DU was very patient on the offensive side of things, getting everyone involved by using lots of passing sequences. Michael Goltra (Washington, N.C.) took the Pioneers first shot but Maryland goalkeeper Harry Alford stymied the shot and it went wide. DU was able to contain Maryland on their first offensive possession. Maryland picked up their offense and scored the first goal on a Denver defensive miscue. The Terrrapins managed to put five more goals on the board in the first period the most goals scored on the Pioneers in the first period this season.

DU won't be discouraged and came out firing in the second period. Goodwin picked up his 24th goal of the season on a quick shot through the right side to cut the Maryland lead to 6-1 at the 13:58 mark of the second period. Joe Murray (Denver, Colo.) added to the Pioneer tally with a goal that went right over Alford's stick. The Terrapins added to their tally with three goals of their own to take a 9-2 lead into halftime. Ryan Zordani (Littleton, Colo.) had a chance to cut into the lead even more late in the period with a shot that bounced right off the top of the goal. The Terrapins took a 9 -2 lead into halftime.

Maryland out shot the Pioneers 19-to-7 through the first half and led the Pioneers in groundballs picking up 22 to DU's 19. There were no penalties in the first half of action. Konkel made some spectacular saves for the Pioneers, picking off Maryland's Joe Walters several times in the second half.

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2006-05-13



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