(Photo Courtesy of Maryland Athletics)
On the day that Syracuse honored legendary head coach Roy Simmons, Jr. and lifted now head coach Gary Gait’s No. 22 into the rafters, it was the Maryland Terrapins that came away smiling.
The top-ranked team in the nation now moves to 3-0 after taking down the Orange 14-10 on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.
Logan Wisnauskas’ four goals and one assist, and a four-point (3G/1A) outing from Jonathan Donville helped lead the Terrapins to victory and, ultimately, stay unbeaten.
Owen Murphy picked up the long rebound off a Jack Brennan shot that hit the post to score the final tally for the Terrapins with 2:30 remaining. Earlier in the period, Maryland caught fire and put in three straight from Wisnauskas, Donville, and Daniel Maltz to push ahead by four.
Syracuse was eventually able to answer, but so were the Terrapins. That Maryland run was answered by a Tucker Dordevic goal, which was followed by a backhanded goal from Donville to make it a four-goal game once again.
Maryland’s late game success, in many respects, mirrored what they did in the first quarter. The Terrapins opened the game with a 5-0 run that lasted through the early portion of the second. But once the Orange were able to settle in they made this one a game, trailing just 7-6 at the half and 9-8 heading into the final quarter.
Dordevic led the way for Syracuse with six points off five goals and one assist while Lucas Quinn had a hat trick. Bobby Gavin made 11 saves in cage to anchor the Orange defense. Jakob Phaub went 15-for-28 (53%) at the dot.
Logan McNaney made 12 saves for the Terrapins.
Navy Upends Manhattan
Behind an 88% team effort at the faceoff dot, the Midshipmen took down the Manhattan Jaspers 9-6 on Sunday afternoon.
After trailing 4-3 at the half, Navy outscored Manhattan 6-2 in the final two quarters to play to take home the victory.
Nick Cole (1G/3A) and Patrick Skalniak (2G/2A) each tallied four goals in the game to lead the way for the Midshipmen. Jacob Jarosz went 9-for-9 at the faceoff dot while Nate Hammond went 7-for-9. Pat Ryan anchored the Navy defense with seven saves.
Brendan Krebs made 13 saves for Manhattan, nine of which came in the first half.