While he’s usually looking to pass, it was Bryan Cole taking the big shot against Michigan.
With just 48 seconds left, Cole found the back of the cage. The senior midfielder’s goal lifted the Maryland lacrosse team to an 8-7 victory in their first Big Ten contest.
Attackman Matt Rambo also added a pair of goals for the Terrapins.
Maryland found themselves in a 6-6 tie with Michigan after Peter Kraus scored off an assist from Rocco Sutherland. Kraus led the Wolverines with three goals on the afternoon.
With 9:45 left in the fourth quarter, Michigan failed to clear the zone and ended up turning the ball over. Maryland took possession with star freshman Louis Dubick finding a trailing Isaiah Davis-Allen, who ripped one past Logan to give the Terps a 7-6 lead.
After Sean McCanna tied the game with just 4:16 left in the game, a high-octane sequence gave Maryland the game.
With Patrick Tracy all alone in front, goalie Kyle Bernlohr made his best save of the season with one arm to keep the game tied with 1:16 to go. Bernlohr made a career-high 12 saves on Saturday.
On the other end, after a scrum for the loose ball, Cole sidestepped Andrew Hatton and put one past Logan with 48 seconds left to give the Terps a lead that they would not relinquish.
Maryland outscored Michigan 5-3 in a second half that saw snow falling onto the field in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines actually outshot the Terps 27-8, but still managed to come up big when it counted.
Maryland did open the game on a positive note.
With 11:28 left in the first quarter, Cole was very patient as he dished a beautiful feed to Rambo, who beat Logan down low to open the scoring.
Missing Ian King and Kyle Jackson certainly hurt the Wolverines in this contest. However, Michigan did manage to answer the Rambo goal with a trio of goals from Mike Herndandez, McCanna, and Kraus to put the Wolverines on top 3-1.
Maryland fought back to tie the game at three thanks to goals from attackman Dylan Maltz and midfielder Henry West in the second quarter.
Kraus gave Michigan a 4-3 halftime lead after a tally with 8:38 remaining in the first half.
Maryland scored three of the four goals in the third quarter after a tally by attackman Colin Heacock gave the Terps a 6-4 lead. It was the 20th goal of the season for Heacock and that matched his career-high in a season.
Maryland will return to the field next Sunday when they travel to Happy Valley to face Penn State.