The Terps fell to Virginia Tech Friday night 3-0 in a hard fought divisional game.
The game started off a bit rough, with both sides getting a good share of hits. The Terps were firing from all cylinders, but could not seem to solve Hokie goaltender Walker Detweiler.
Terps goaltender Kevin Russell saved 29 of the 32 shots he faced, and all of the Hokie’s goals were off of rebounds.
“A couple of bad bounces bought Tech three goals,” Head Coach Bill Krampf said. “I think you could have measured probably a stick length distance on all three of their goals. It means we are not protecting the front of the net. In a close game like that, shots on goal 32 and 31 and the scoring chances are about even, if you don’t protect the front of the net, you’re going to lose. It’s that simple.”
Dom Cuomo was able to fire off several quality shots, his best chance coming in the first when he fell right at the goal crease. The puck slide directly in front of him, and from his stomach, he pushed the puck just wide of the net. It was just one of those games for the Terps.
The Terps had a couple of guys banged up during the game, but all are expected to be good to go against Rowan.
The Terps head off to New Jersey to face Rowan Saturday night. The Terps can’t afford to dwell on the loss.
“We got to come out and fly (against Rowan), it’s just that simple,” Krampf said. “Virginia Tech is quick, and Rowan’s is just as quick, if not quicker than Virginia Tech. If we are not moving our feet, and we are standing around, they are going to blow right by us.”