Maryland, Loyola in Lacrosse Semis
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) _ Brian Zeller scored with 25 seconds left in overtime Sunday to give Maryland an 11-10 victory over Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Division I Lacrosse quarterfinals.
Maryland, which lost in the finals last year to Princeton, advanced to the semifinals to play Loyola of Maryland, which beat Georgetown 12-11.
Syracuse will play Princeton in Saturday’s other semifinal.
Zeller had two goals in the third period, when Maryland (13-2) outscored Hopkins 5-0 to open a 10-6 lead. His goal at 5:02 of the third was the Terrapins’ last in regulation.
The game-winner came when Zeller attacked the goal from the right of the crease, and bounced a shot past goalie Brian Carcaterra on the short side.
Hopkins (10-4), did not trail in the first half, taking a 6-5 halftime lead. Matt Hahn scored two of his three goals in the third period as Maryland came back to take a 10-6 lead.
Andrew Godfrey scored his second goal with 1:51 left to tie the game for Hopkins, which lost in the quarterfinals for the second straight year.
In Sunday’s first quarterfinal, Tim O’Shea scored four goals to give top-seeded Loyola the 12-11 win.
O’Shea scored his last goal on the man-advantage with 2:44 left to give Loyola (13-1) a 12-9 lead. Georgetown scored twice, the last with 31 seconds left, to draw within one, but the Greyhounds were able to run out the clock.
Loyola dominated early in the game and appeared ready to coast to its 19th straight win over the Hoyas. O’Shea had three goals in the opening period as the Greyhounds jumped out to a 9-2 lead at halftime.
But Georgetown (10-5) grabbed the momentum in the second half. The Hoyas got three third-period goals from Andy Flick and cut the margin to 9-7 after three.
Georgetown’s Greg McCavera scored his third of the game to make it 9-8 with 12:17 left to play.
Mark Frye and Todd Vizcarrondo scored to give Loyola an 11-8 cushion.