Sophomore Owen Blye had three goals and two assists for a career high five points Sunday, as #7 Maryland defeated the winless St. Joseph’s University Hawks, 11-4.
Maryland led 3-0 after the first quarter and 7-1 at the half, en route to an easy victory in the program’s first ever game against St. Joseph’s. Senior Brian Farrell and junior Joe Cummings each scored two goals, while Ryan Young added a goal and three assists. Young leads all Terps with 10 assists on the season and is also second on the team with 20 points, trailing only Grant Catalino, who has 22.
Maryland improves to 6-1, while St. Joe’s falls to 0-6. The Terps’ next game will be at noon on March 26 when they face North Carolina in College Park.
The Tarheels are 5-2, having lost at Ohio State and at home to Duke. They will host Dartmouth on Tuesday before traveling to Maryland.
Men’s lacrosse in the ACC isn’t quite as good this year as it was last year, when Virginia, UNC and Maryland were in and around the top 5 all year long, and Duke won the national championship. However, all four teams are nationally ranked again this year, making it arguably the most exciting conference in college lacrosse. On March 26 both UNC and Maryland will be hungry for their first conference win, so it should be a good one.