Furious comeback keeps Maryland season perfect. John’s Hopkins (2-8,2-8 Big Ten) waged a big comeback to erase a 9-4 #1 Maryland Terrapins (10-0, 10-0 Big Ten) lead in the second quarter. Maryland would turn the tables in the final 1:48 to pull off a 14-13 victory.
To the Action
The Terps reeled off the first five goals thanks to, a pair from Jared. Bernhardt (4g,1a), Griffin Brown (2g), Logan Wisnauskas (4g,1a), and Bubba Fairman (2g) before Joey Epstein set up Cole Williams (1g,2a) to end the 5-1 first. The combatants moved to the wide-open second stanza. It revealed nine goals started with Connor DeSimone (3g,1a) and Joey Epstein (1g,3a) putting Hopkins in a 5-3 deficit.
Maryland went another run courtesy of Bernhardt hitting his 42nd. Tyler Dunn (1g), Wisnauskas, Griffin Brown, and Anthony DeMaio (1g) to push the advantage to 9-4. It was Hopkins turn to rally with Garrett Degnon (3g) at the : 39-second mark matched by Jacob Angelus (1g) with just :02 on the clock and the wild first half closed with a 9-6 Terps lead. Hopkins went right back to work when DeSimone, Degnon, and Brett Baskin (1g) turned it into a 9-9 game.
Fairman countered with 4:07 remaining before Degnon posted his 16th and with :05 to play, Daniel Maltz (1g) closed the third segment on the 11-10 contest. Hopkins rallied again with Johnathan Peshko (2g) on the advantage, Epstein setting up DeSimone followed by a second advantage goal from Peshko that made it 13-11. The stage was set for the dramatic finish. It was started by a beautiful diving goal from Wisnauskas with 1:48 to goal to get it to 13-12. Bernhardt knocked home his 44th twelve seconds later. Bernhardt played assist guy when Wisnauskas hit rope with :48 to play to complete the comeback. They completed the first 10-0 for Maryland since 1987.
By the Numbers
Tom Marcille had 11 saves in his first NCAA game. Maryland’s Logan McNaney stopped 10. Yet another statistically close game had Maryland with 39 shots and JHU 38 with Maryland putting 25 on net to 23. JHU had 13 turnovers with the Terps having 12 with Groundballs showing a 33-30 Maryland advantage. Furious comeback keeps Maryland season perfect.