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Late goal lifts No. 3 Terps past No. 19 Loyola

Jay Carlson scored three goals and reached 90 career points against Loyola.

Jay Carlson scored three goals and reached 90 career points against Loyola.

With less than three minutes remaining in what was a tied game, Maryland’s Bryan Cole took a great feed from Joe LoCascio and ripped home the game-winning goal against local rival Loyola, 11-10.

Senior attackman Jay Carlson (St. Paul’s) led the No. 3 Terps with three goals on only three shots as Maryland won their ninth-straight game and secured their 13th-straight 10-win season, the longest current streak in Division I lacrosse. Meanwhile, LoCascio, Matt Rambo and Bobby Gribbin (Georgetown Prep) all scored two goals in the game and goalkeeper Kyle Bernlohr picked up the victory with 10 saves.

No. 19 Loyola opened the scoring early, taking a 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the game after Zach Herreweyers and Zach Sirico netted back-to-back goals. But the Terps showed why they are considered to be one of the true championship contenders with a 4-1 run before the end of the first quarter.

After a caused turnover by Casey Ikeda, Maryland took possession of the ball and immediately in transition, ripped off a shot. Matt Neufeldt’s shot went wide but Maryland kept possession and just ticks of the clock later, Colin Heacock (Boy’s Latin) got Maryland on the board. Then, after a save by Bernlohr, another goal game in transition when Rambo took the ball after the clear and ran right at the goal for the score.

Loyola was dominating at the faceoff “X” early in the game and re-took their lead after Graham Savio won the ensuing faceoff and started a long Loyola possession. The Greyhounds moved the ball around for two minutes and Maryland never even got a touch on it before Brian Sherlock netted his first of a career-high four goals in the game.

Then Jon Garino look over at the X and won the next two faceoffs for the Terps, each resulting in a goal as Maryland led 4-3 going into the second quarter.

As was the case in the first quarter, Loyola was able to net back-to-back goals pretty quick, this time in just over a minute’s span.

But for every two goals Loyola scored, Maryland scored two as well. Carlson and Gribbin hit back-to-back goals to re-give Maryland a 6-5 lead. The rapid scoring did not stop there. Not even five minutes into the second quarter, Loyola was able to tie the game with the quarter’s fifth goal. Their score came from Tyler Albrecht.

Maryland finally appeared to be taking control of the game with three-straight scores in the third quarter to give the Terps a 10-7 advantage but this time, it wasn’t Maryland that has to respond, it was Loyola. And they did. Sirico scored for a third time in the game and Sherlock netted back-to-back scores only a few seconds apart to tie the game with just 5:45 remaining.

Loyola nearly took a lead on multiple occasions but Bernlohr made key saves in big moments to prevent that from happening before Cole scored the game-winner.

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