Saturday Recap: Strong Second Half Pushes Maryland Past Rutgers, Johns Hopkins Earns Bounce-Back Win

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While the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went into College Park and showed that they are a top-five team, the Maryland Terrapins showed why they are viewed as the best team in the Big Ten and one of the three best teams in the nation, as they pulled out the 19-11 victory.

After a back-and-forth first half in which saw Jared Bernhardt net a hat trick for the Terrapins and Adam Charalambides record a hat trick for the Scarlet Knights, the two squads found themselves all knotted up at 9 on the scoreboard. Additionally, the two sides were nearly neck-and-neck in every single category during the first two frames. But that would all flip in the second half, especially in the fourth.

While Rutgers was able to hold Maryland to two in the third quarter and get one of their own, Maryland absolutely took over in the fourth quarter. From the :38 mark in the third through the 4:43 mark in the fourth, the Terrapins outscored the Scarlet Knights 8-1. Adam Charalambides scored the final goal of the game for Rutgers to get them to 12.

Jared Bernhardt ended the game with a career-high six goals and one assist for seven points while Daniel Maltz had four goals for the Terrapins. Logan McNaney had nine saves for Maryland.

Adam Charalambides led the Scarlet Knights with four goals while Kieran Mullins had five points (3G/2A). Moriah Yousefi went 12-for-21 (57%) at the faceoff dot.

Johns Hopkins Earns Bounce-Back Victory Over Penn State

One week after getting their doors blown off in the second half against rival Maryland, the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays bounced back strong with a 13-6 victory over Penn State on Saturday afternoon.

Mac O’Keefe and TJ Malone got the Nittany Lions going with two straight early on. Johns Hopkins answered as they would all game: in a big way. The Blue Jays rattled off four straight to take a 4-2 lead at the end of the first. And while Jack Kelly ended the bleeding for the Nittany Lions, it didn’t take long for Connor DeSimone to get the Blue Jays’ offense going again. He scored his third of the day late in the quarter to end a nearly 10-minute scoring drought and give himself a first-half hat trick.

DeSimone’s two in the second helped the Blue Jays take a 6-3 lead into the half and kickstart a nine-goal run that ended with DeSimone getting his fourth and final goal of the day with 1:28 in the third. Penn State found the back of the net three times in the fourth but couldn’t force a comeback.

DeSimone ended the day with five points (4G/1A) to lead the Blue Jays while Joey Epstein had four points (2G/2A). Josh Kirson made six saves in cage.

Colby Kneese made 13 saves for the Nittany Lions and TJ Malone led the Penn State offense with two goals and two assists for four points. Mac O’Keefe had two goals.

LIU Secures Milestone Win Over Hobart

Behind a record-breaking, 24-save performance from sophomore goalie Will Mark, the LIU Sharks scored a huge program win on Saturday afternoon as they took down the Hobart Statesmen 14-12.

Sophomore Richie LaCalandra led the Sharks’ offense once again with six points (4G/2A) while Sean Ball and Will Snelders had four and three goals, respectively.

Anthony Dattellas had a hat trick for the Statesmen while Ryan Archer tallied four points with one goal and three assists. Hobart held the edge at the faceoff dot with Adam Shea going 22-for-30 () and scooping up 12 ground balls. Kevin Holtby made 12 saves in cage for the Statesmen.

After getting down 2-0 early in the contest, LIU exploded for five straight goals to help them get ahead 6-4 heading into the second. Hobart used a three-goal run late in the second to tie things at 7, however, LIU answered with a four-goal run that lasted from the end of the half through the third quarter to pull ahead 11-7 heading into the final frame.

That third-quarter performance, which saw Hobart held to zero goals and seven turnovers, really flipped the script in LIU’s favor. Hobart outscored LIU 5-3 in the fourth quarter, which included a three-goal Hobart run to end the game, but wasn’t able to come back as the Sharks held on for their biggest victory as a DI program.

Vermont Holds Off UAlbany

After taking a 10-4 halftime lead on the road, the Vermont Catamounts held off the UAlbany Great Danes to secure the 14-12 victory.

The Great Danes bookended the third quarter with two-goal runs to cut the Catamounts’ lead to 12-8 heading into the final frame. They soon turned that two-goal run to end the third into a five-goal run that ended with a Tehoka Nanticoke goal to cut into the Vermont lead, even more, making it a one-goal 12-11 game. Griffin Fenech and Amos Gilbert scored Vermont’s lone two goals in the fourth to push their lead back to three. Alex Burgmaster scored the final goal of the game for Albany to get them to 12.

Liam Limoges led Vermont with seven points (4G/3A) while Michael McCormick had two goals and two assists. Tommy Burke went 17-for-27 (62%) at the dot and Ryan Cornell made 14 saves.

Kyle Casey had four points (2G/2A) for Albany and Liam Donnelly made 14 saves in cage.

Other Scores

  • Led by a 17-save performance from Kevin Sobey, the Cleveland State Vikings beat Bellarmine 8-1, holding the Knights’s to their lowest scoring output since their first game as a full DI in 2006 at No. 1 Duke.
  • Mark Bieda and Tye Kurtz combined for eight goals and 11 points in Delaware’s 19-12 win over Drexel.
  • RJ Romero went 17-for-23 (74%) to help lead Providence past Marquette 12-8.
  • Robert Morris edged Air Force 14-13 in a contest that saw Jimmy Perkins put up six points (4G/2A).

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