Yale tops Maryland in lax tilt


Feb 22, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; Maryland Terrapins attackman Colin Heacock (41) runs past Syracuse Orange defenseman Brandon Mullins (11) during the fourth quarter of a game at the Carrier Dome. Maryland won the game 16-8. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

It was a back and forth contest on Saturday afternoon as the Maryland men’s lacrosse team traveled to New Haven.

Unfortunately for the Terrapins, Yale made the hustle plays when the game was on the line as the Bulldogs picked up a 10-6 over Maryland.

Attackman Dylan Maltz scored a pair of goals for the Terps, and was one of three Maryland players with multiple points on the afternoon. With just four seconds left in the third quarter, Maltz found the back of the cage on a beautiful feed from fellow attackman Matt Rambo. Maltz’s second tally of the afternoon tied the game at six, and had Maryland feeling hopeful.

Yale responded in a big way as the Bulldogs scored the final four goals to ice the game. Attackman Conrad Oberbeck tallied two points in the final quarter, and had a game-high five points.

One of the biggest areas that plagued the Terps was at the X. Midfielder Charlie Raffa, who is usually a wizard on face-offs, only won four of seven draws and also committed a violation at the X. As a team, Maryland only won five of the 18 face-offs in the game with midfielder Jon Garino Jr. getting the other win in 10 opportunities.

The Terps did get off to a fast start as they got goals from attackman Jay Carlson and Rambo just 3:04 into the contest.

Yale responded to score the next four goals in the opening quarter as Oberbeck netted the first two, the second coming on a man-up advantage after a face-off violation from Raffa.

For the next two quarters, Yale allowed Maryland to tie the game up on three different occasions as midfielder Henry West and Maltz had two goals apiece.

Despite allowing 10 goals, goalie Kyle Bernlohr stopped 12 shots, and made some very difficult saves throughout the game.

Maryland takes the field again on Tuesday when the Terps welcome Penn to Byrd Stadium for a 5 p.m. start.