(Photo Courtesy of Maryland Athletics)
There is a new No. 1 in career points in College Park.
With 8:00 remaining in the third quarter, Logan Wisnauskas found an open Eric Malever approaching GLE. Malever proceeded to take another step in front of the cage and put it past Colin Kirst to extend the Maryland lead to 12-5. The assist gave Wisnauskas his 291st career point, cementing himself as the program’s all-time career points leader.
Jared Bernhard, who won the Tewarraton Award last season, had set the new record of 290 points just one year ago.
Wisnauskas’ record-breaking point was the start of a four-goal third quarter run that helped put things even more out of reach for the Scarlet Knights. He then ended that run with a score off a Jonathan Donville feed to net a hat trick and ended the day with four points (3G/1A), and extend that record to 292 career points.
The record-breaking day from Wisnauskas highlighted what was yet another dominating performance from the Terrapins as they defeated Rutgers 17-9. Maryland took an early 5-0 lead just five minutes into the game and never slowed down, leading 6-2 at the end of the first frame and 11-4 at the half before closing things out in the same dominating fashion as they had opened the contest up with.
A Shane Knobloch score early in the second cut the Maryland lead to three, 6-3, but that is as close as the Scarlet Knights would get all night. And they only ever pulled that close once.
Keegan Khan (4G/2A) led Maryland with six points while Donville (1G/4A) and Malever (2G/3A) also got in on the action with five points each. Luke Wierman went 21-for-28 at the faceoff dot and Logan McNaney made 13 saves in cage.
Brian Cameron (2G/1A) led Rutgers with three points while Ronan Jacoby (1G/1A) had two points. Knobloch tallied two goals.
Lehigh Skims Past Bucknell
In the final 20:19 of the contest, the Bucknell Bison outscored the home Lehigh Mountain Hawks 7-2. That included score with under a minute to go from Dutch Furlong to make it a one-goal game. It was his second consecutive score.
Bucknell won the ensuing faceoff and after consecutive timeouts from each team, had an opportunity with 20 seconds left to possibly tie things up and force overtime. However, the Bison were unable to get a shot and when Alston Tarry turned the ball over with two ticks left on the clock any chance of completing the comeback was out the door.
After an even, 4-4, first quarter of play, Lehigh had settled in and gone on a 7-1 run to pull ahead 11-5 with 6:15 remaining. However, a man-up score from Cam Doolan gave the Bison just the boost of energy they needed to possibly force a comeback, and if it weren’t for the Mountain Hawks’ final defensive stand a full comeback might have very well been reality.
Scott Cole (3G/2A) and Tommy Schelling (4G/1A) led the Mountain Hawks’ offense with five points. Mike Sisselberger went 20-for-27 at the faceoff dot. James Spence made 13 saves in cage (five in the fourth quarter).
Bucknell was without freshman phenom Connor Davis for the first time this season.
Dutch Furlong tallied seven points off three goals and four assists to lead the way while their other freshman offensive star, Cam Doolan, had a hat trick. Freshman Rich O’Halloran played most of the game and made 13 saves, but was replaced midway through the third by fellow freshman Max Nolan. After giving up two goals, he was replace by Jack Van Slyke (5 saves), who played the final 17:59.