Albany Has No Answer for Terps' Make-It Take-It
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland turned down the volume on Albany's explosive offense Wednesday, limiting the Great Danes to just seven goals and 23 shots in a 10-7 victory at Byrd Stadium.
Fueled by a 16-for-20 faceoff performance by freshman Austin Henningsen, a U.S. U19 team player, the sixth-ranked Terps (4-2) weathered a three-goal run that brought Albany within one in the third quarter. Maryland answered with three straight goals of its own to open the fourth quarter and pull away for the win.
The 13th-ranked Great Danes (3-2) came in averaging 13.75 goals per game, the fifth-most in Division I men's lacrosse. But Maryland set the tone with a three-minute possession to start the game and peppered Albany with 10 shots in the first 10 minutes.
Attackmen Matt Rambo, Colin Heacock and Tim Rotanz scored two goals apiece for the Terps. Midfielder Bryan Cole also scored twice. Maryland outshot the Great Danes 42-23.
Attackman Seth Oakes scored three of Albany's first five goals to finish with a hat trick
The Great Danes can expect a more up-and-down game Saturday when they take on America East rival and 16th-ranked Stony Brook in Albany, N.Y.
The Terps get a 10-day break before No. 14 North Carolina comes to town March 26.
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