10-3 Terps with about 7 minutes to go in the half, and you thought this would be an easy victory. Someone didn’t tell High Point. HP scratched and clawed its way back in the game trailing 12-11 and the 14-13, but never getting over the hump. It was Tim Rotanz and Connor Keely who rand the nets when the game was on the line.
RS Freshman Logan Wisnauskas (Thank you Cuse) scored his first hat trick of his young Terp careers Bubba Fairman scored his 4th goal.
Next up Penn on Wednesday at 5PM at Maryland Stadium.
Senior Tim Rotanz and sophomore Jared Bernhardt each posted six points and senior Michael Adler caused six turnovers as No. 2 Maryland defeated High Point, 16-14, in its first road test of the season Saturday.
Rotanz’ six points were a career-high for the fifth-year veteran, while Adler’s six caused turnovers were the most for a Maryland defenseman since Brian Farrell had six against Georgetown on Feb. 27, 2010.
Bernhardt’s six points came on the heels of a seven-point performance Tuesday against Marist, while Connor Kelly’s five points on the day extended his team-leading season points total to 17 through three games.
The Terps (3-0) started the game fast, scoring a season-high six first quarter goals to open up a 6-2 advantage. Bernhardt had a pair of goals during the stretch.
After High Point (0-3) opened the second quarter with a goal, the Terps scored four straight to open up a 10-3 advantage.
The game was far from in hand, however, as High Point methodically clawed its way back into the game to draw within one, 14-13.
With the game hanging in the balance late, the Terps’ senior veterans stepped up. Rotanz and Kelly scored the final two goals of the game to preserve the victory.
Maryland has now won 10 consecutive games dating back to 2017.
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