Furious Comeback Keeps Maryland Season Perfect

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.

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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.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.