DOWN GOES BROWN!!!!! Maryland wins!! pic.twitter.com/jzoz5d4LkJ— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) May 28, 2016
|Box Score||Winning Team Recap|
|Maryland 15 vs. Brown 14 (OT)||Maryland Recap|
College Crosse Recap.
Amazing late game today. It's the kind of game that you don't want to see either team lose. Colin Heacock buried the winning goal with 2:41 left in the first OT period and Maryland escaped with a 15-14 win in overtime over the Bears. A heartbreaking loss for Brown, but one that shouldn't diminish their great season and how well they fought until the end. The Terps now face North Carolina for the title on Monday. Both Maryland and North Carolina have not won a title in over 2 decades, so there will a lot riding on Monday's game.
Maryland's offense obviously doesn't get as much publicity as Brown does for their high-octane offense, but they demonstrated why they are more than just star junior Matt Rambo (1 G & 4 As), as 12 different Terps registered a point today. One of the best goals of the day came in the 2nd quarter from Matt Dunn who nailed a 70 yard open-net goal when Brown implemented their 10 man ride. While Rambo was held to only one goal, he was a very effective distributor today, assisting on 4 goals. Luckily for the Terps, other players stepped up big, like Dylan Maltz who scored a hat-trick, and Henry West, Tim Rotanz, and Colin Heacock, who all finished with 2 goals each.
Shout out to Dylan Molloy, who did a great Willis Reed impersonation today. Dylan surprised everyone when he was bootless and ready to go during warm-ups. Molloy left it all on the field and finished with 2 goals in one of the gutsiest performances of the year. Molloy left the field on crutches, but the memory of his performance will stand the test of time for years to come.
Bailey Tills was huge today, as he finished with 4 goals and 1 assist. Additionally, Henry Blynn and Brendan Caputo also finished with 2 goals each (Blynn also had two assists on the afternoon). While Jack Kelly's numbers might not show it, he actually had a pretty decent game. Maryland outshot Brown 41-29 and were it not for some amazing saves by Kelly (he finished the game with 14 saves), Brown wouldn't have been in it at the end to even send the game into overtime.
This was a fantastic game to watch. While North Carolina vs. Loyola had a spirited 2nd half, Maryland vs. Brown was the kind of game that brings in new fans and more interest in the sport sport. Like I said earlier, it was a shame that someone had to lose, but the two teams provided great theater and this game will be remembered for a long time to come.
- The Terps play North Carolina on Monday May 30th for the 2016 National Championship.