Bryant’s Lax Season Ends with NCAA Tournament Loss to Maryland
Saturday, May 17, 2014
The Bryant men’s lacrosse team’s Cinderella NCAA Tournament run came to an end this afternoon, losing 16-8 to the Maryland Terrapins in the quarterfinals at Hofstra’s James Shuart Stadium.
Maryland was led by attackman Mike Chanenchuk’s 5 goals and 4 assists. Midfielders Joe Locascio and Connor Cannizzaro added 3 goals apiece, as did attackman Jay Carlson. Goaltender Niko Amato stopped 6 shots for the Terps.
The Bulldogs were aided by 4 goals and 1 assist from senior midfielder Colin Dunster. Sophomore attackman Shane Morrell added a pair of goals, and sophomore goaltender Gunnar Waldt posted 7 saves for Bryant.
Maryland outscored Bryant 7-2 in the first quarter and never looked back. The Terps had 24 shots on goal compared to 14 for the Bulldogs, and Maryland also scooped up 36 ground balls to Bryant’s 23.
Bryant reached the NCAA quarterfinals with tournament wins at home against Siena and on the road against Syracuse. The victory in the Carrier Dome over the nationally ranked #2 Orangemen was the biggest win in school history.
Maryland advances to the NCAA semifinals next weekend in Baltimore. The Terps will take on the winner of Albany and Notre Dame.
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