Maryland Storms to Victory

Maryland storms to victory, 18-12. The Michigan Wolverines (2-6) had upset on their minds when they welcomed the #3 Maryland Terrapins (8-0) to Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Everything started great for Michigan who stormed the beach and went in front, 5-0 after just seven minutes with tallies from, Avery Myers (2g,1a), Michael Boehm (2g,1a), Bryce Clay (3g,1a), Tyler Papa (1g) and one more from Clay and Maryland was facing its biggest deficit of the season. The Terps rolled up their sleeves starting with Bubba Fairman (3g,1a) followed by Jared Bernhardt (5g,2a) to bring a breath to an impending come back and end the first with a 5-2 Wolverines lead.

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The second quarter witnessed a continued Terps onslaught with Bernhardt, Fairman, two more from Bernhardt, a pair from Daniel Maltz (3g), and Anthony DeMaio (5G,2a) that ended the half with a 9-5 Maryland lead. The deluge would continue with Bernhardt, DeMaio, Maltz, Logan Wisnauskas (2g,2a), then a natural hat trick from DeMaio before the 16 goal run would end.

After 36:33 Myers hit rope and with :45 left, Nick Rowlett (1g) closed the third with a 16-7 Maryland lead. Michigan dominated the final quarter starting with Josh Zawada (2g,3a) on the advantage and Clay notching his 16th. Wisnauskas countered but Zawada, on the man up, picked up his 17th.

Jacob Jackson (1g) added another man-up tally to draw it to 17-11 with 4:17 to go. Fairman checked in again and Michael Boehm closed the book on the scoring, 18-12. The victory guarantees at least a tie for the Big 10 title for the Terps.

Logan McNaney made 13 saves for Maryland with John Kiracoke stopping 9 for Michigan. Despite the score and the onslaught, the stats were very much even. Maryland posting 27 shots on goal to Michigan’s 25. Turnovers showed the Wolverines with 10 to the Terps 8. Ground balls favored Michigan, 26-25. Maryland took the face-off battle, 17-15. Maryland storms to victory.

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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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