Big Day in College Park

A big day in College Park, Maryland. #1 The Maryland Terrapins (9-0) clinched the Big East title with an 18-8 defeat of the 12th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Jared Bernhardt (6g,1a) and Daniel Maltz (4g,1a) led the offense. The story in this one is a goalie goal from Logan McNaney.
More on that in a bit. A back and forth first quarter saw Logan Wisnauskas (1g,2a) give the Terps a lead at the 14:53 mark.
Jackson Reid (1g.1a) countered five minutes later with Johnny Wiseman (2g) putting it to 2-1. Jack Koras (1g) notched his first goal on the same day his brother nailed a hole in one at Penn State. The first ended deadlocked at 2-2.

Things opened up a bit in the second. It started with Anthony DeMaio (2g) and Daniel Maltz giving Maryland a 4-2 lead. Connor Cmiel (1g,1a) cut the deficit to 4-3. In just 2:13, Jared Bernhardt took over with a natural hat trick, and with :30 on the clock. Maltz scored to close the half with the home team up, 8-3. The Maryland onslaught went to seven goals produced by the highlight of the day from Logan McNanay.

Maryland was two men short with penalties on Roman Pugliese for cross-checking and Brett Makar for Tripping. Ohio State was attempting to force a turnover with a ten-man ride. That left the net unprotected and McNaney realized the situation and brought the ball upfield and fired a 60 yard shot that ended up dead center in the Buckeyes net. Maltz and Anthony DeMaio would add to the deluge making it an 11-3 affair.

Tre LeClaire (2g,1a) ended the onslaught but Bernhardt countered followed by an OSU marker from Jack Myers (2g) assisted by LeClaire before Bernhardt tallied his 38th to end the third with Maryland in control, 13-5. Kyle Long (3a) set up Maltz for his 31st but the Buckeyes answered with LeClaire (27th) and Wiseman scoring for the 9th time cutting it to a 14-7 game. Bernhardt, Eric Malever (1g,3a) followed by Jack Sawyer (1g) had an answer pushing it to 17-7. Myers stopped the run before Eric Holder (1g) closed the scoring.

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Did You Know?

Shots went 42-36 for Maryland with the Terps having a 25-21 edge with shots on goal. Turnovers were almost even with the Terps having 14 to OSU and their 13, Ground Balls were the same status only OSU had a 35-34 edge. Justin Inacio went 16 of 29 from the “X”. What a big day in College Park, Maryland.

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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