Penn State comes up short,13-7 in a loss to the Terrapins. The #4 Maryland Terrapins (2-0) went into Panzer Stadium for a Friday battle with the #13 Penn State Nittany Lions (0-2). Despite winning all six first-quarter face-offs, and outshooting the Terps 12-6, Penn State found themselves on the short end of a 3-2 score.
Dan Reaume (1g) started the scoring with 4:35 played and things looked good for the Lions. Kyle Long (1g, 3a) evened things you just 1:34 later. Just :16 later the duo of Jared Bernhardt and Logan Wisnauskas stole center stage. Bernhardt set up Wisnauskas (3g,2a) to put the Terps up, 2-1.
With just :42 remaining, Daniel Maltz took his turn as a playmaker. He set up Wisnauskas for the third straight Maryland goal. Penn State roared and got it to 3-2 when Nate Buller (1g) recorded a Top Ten Plays goal. Buller scooped a loose ball while falling down, Buller slammed a behind-the-back score with only :07 on the clock and things were heating up with a 3-2 score after the first 15:00.
Penn State would counter the Maryland three-goal run when Jackson Reynolds (1g) and Mac O’Keefe (1g) found rope. TJ Malone set up O’Keefe for his landmark goal. It marked the 34th consecutive game in which the fifth year O’Keefe has notched a goal. With the reversal of fortune, the Lions now found themselves in the driver’s seat and leading, 4-3.
The Terps picked themselves up and went on the third consecutive goal run This time it would be six over two quarters and effectively end things. Long assisted on a Jared Bernhardt (3g, 4a) before Bernhardt returned the favor for Bubba Fairman (1g) to close the half with the Terps in front, 5-4.
It took just 1:02 for Long to connect with Dylan Maltz (3g,1a) for the third consecutive visitor’s goal that pushed the lead to two at 6-4. Long and Maltz worked their magic once again to cushion the lead with Bernhardt making it 9-4 with two more and with 7:05 left, Penn State had a huge hill to navigate.
Dylan Foulds (1a) finally ended the deluge with a pretty setup for TJ Malone (1g,1a). The stanza concluded with Maryland soundly in control, 9-5. The final quarter would be more of the same with Maryland dominating, 4-2. After Jack Kelly (1g) getting it to withIn three just :54 that gave PSU life.
The life was snuffed with scores from Wisnauskas assisting on Anthony Demaio (1g,1a), Demaio finding Maltz on the EMO the dynamic duo, Bernhardt worked his magic to get Wisnauskas his sixth of the season. Bernhardt wasn’t quite through and with 5:37 to play, set up Maltz for his ninth of the season. Bobby Burns (1g ) closed the scoring with an EMO goal with :47 to play. Maryland easily moves to 2-0 while Penn State needs a victory over Ohio State next week.
Dis and Dat
Gerard Arceri was on the top of his game. He went on 17 of 24 from the “X” and scoping 10 ground balls for the Lions. Shots favored PSU, 37-33 with a resounding 12-6 in the opening quarter. Penn State also had the edge on ground balls, 40-34. Bernhardt becomes just the 6th player in Terps history to record 200 career points. Penn State comes up short,13-7 in a loss to the Terrapins.