Saturday, May 19, 2012
Maryland upsets Johns Hopkins
ESPN.com news services
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Midfielder Drew Snider scored three goals and goalie Niko Amato led a solid defensive effort Saturday as Maryland upset second-seeded Johns Hopkins 11-5 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.
Midfielders John Haus and Mike Chanenchuk each scored two goals for Maryland (11-5), which advances to the semifinals for the second straight season as an unseeded team.
It will be the 21st Final Four appearance for the Terrapins, who lost in the national championship game last season.
Midfielder Kevin Cooper and attackman Joe Cummings both added a goal and an assist for Maryland, which will meet the winner of Sunday's quarterfinal between third-seeded Duke (14-4) and Colgate (14-3).
Amato made seven saves and got support from a defense of Goran Murray, Brian Cooper and Michael Ehrhardt as Maryland held Hopkins scoreless for 28 minutes, 48 seconds and built an 8-2 lead.
Attackman Chris Boland scored with 3.1 seconds left in the third quarter to break the drought and Hopkins added two goals in the fourth quarter.
Boland scored two goals and Rob Guida had three assists to lead the Blue Jays (12-4), who lost the possession time battle 40:38 to 19:22.
Loyola 10, Denver 9
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Attackman Eric Lusby tied a career-high with five goals to lead top-seeded Loyola to a 10-9 victory over Denver in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
Lusby added two assists to establish a career-high with seven points for the Greyhounds, who advance to the semifinals for the third time in program history and first since 1998.
Goalie Jack Runkel made 11 saves for Loyola, last of which came on a point-blank shot by Denver midfielder Wes Berg with 1:06 remaining in the game.
Butts had a goal and an assist for Loyola (16-1), which will meet the winner of Sunday's quarterfinal between fourth-seeded Notre Dame and fifth-seeded Virginia.
Mark Matthews scored three goals and Berg had two goal and two assists to lead Denver (9-7).
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.