Maryland Avoids Upset, Tops Johns Hopkins to Claim Big Ten Title

(Photo Courtesy of Maryland Athletics)

The Maryland Terrapins took down arch-rival Johns Hopkins 12-10 in a comeback victory to take the Big Ten crown and stay undefeated on Saturday night. The win also marks the Terrapins third victory over the Blue Jays this season.

Johns Hopkins used two separate three-goal runs in the first quarter to take an early 3-1 lead and stay ahead 6-5 heading into the second quarter. Joey Epstein put away two of his three goals in the second quarter to help the Blue Jays head into the locker room ahead 8-6.

Anchored by a seven-save performance from Logan McNaney, the Terrapins buckled down and only allowed two goals in the second half of play. During that same stretch, the Maryland offense caught fire. A five-goal run from the 12:20 mark of the third through the 1:57 mark of the fourth put the Terrapins in the drivers seat and helped secure the win.

Anthony DeMaio, who had the final goal of the game for the Terrapins, led the way with two goals and two assists for four points. Jared Bernhardt had two goals and one assist and Justin Shockey went 10-for-18 at the faceoff dot.

 In addition to Joey Epstein’s hat trick, Jacob Angelus had a goal and two assists while Casey McDermott had two goals.

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