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.
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.