The Terrapins' depth was on display Sunday, as seven different scorers powered Maryland men's lacrosse to a 13-6 victory over Quinnipiac (13-3) to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Henry West and Matt Rambo led the way on offense for No. 1 Maryland (14-2), the top seed in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in school history. West and Rambo each recorded a hat trick and at least one assist, two of six players to record assists on the day.
Austin Henningsen dominated face-offs, winning the first 13 and 14 out of the 17 he attempted. He allowed Maryland to control the pace and gave them ample opportunity to pepper Quinnipiac star goalie Jack Brust with shots. Brust played well, saving 10, but Maryland's offense was simply too much for him.
Maryland's defense suffocated the Bobcats throughout the game, allowing few good scoring chances. Quinnipiac leading scorer Brian Feldman was held to only one goals, well below his season average.
Three things to know:
1. Pick your poison: It is easy to feel bad for any defense trying to contain Maryland's deep offense. Quinnipiac held Maryland star Matt Rambo to just one first half point, yet still found themselves trailing by four. Henry West, not even a top-five scorer on the team this season, tied the team-high with three goals on the day. It's a maddening task to try to plan against this offense. Everyone from long poles to third-line players scored for Maryland on Sunday.
2. Austin Henningsen is not just healthy, he's deadly: The freshman face-off man was injured the past month, and didn't see significant time until the Big Ten Championship game. He started against Quinnipiac, and won the first 12 face-offs of the game. One of the top face-off men in the country, Henningsen's return provides a boost to an already hot Terrapins team.
3. Bernlohr and the boys are back at it again: Maryland's defense was incredible all day, holding Quinnipiac well below their season average of 10.6 goals per game. The Bobcats had only 14 shots on goal, and Bernlohr was seemingly prepared for every one. The Terrapins forced the Bobcats into 10 turnovers, four more than Maryland normally causes.