The Terps came away this weekend victorious against the Georgetown Bulldogs after a 4-2 win. The win brought the Terps to .500, and gave them their fourth win in the past five outings. With only a few games remaining in the season, the wins are becoming more and more important for Maryland.
“(The win) was huge,” graduate forward Tyler Glaze said. “We basically need to win every game from here on out, and Georgetown, with them being in the division and playing them again after break, we need to win here on out. So it was huge.”
Glaze tallied the first goal for the Terps, tipping in the shot from Sean Walsh. Maryland’s leading goal scorer Avery Clair added a power play goal, and Brad Gratton found the net for the winning goal. Late in the third period, Sean Pickens added the empty net goal, securing the Terps win.
The Terps excelled on the special teams during the game. Maryland did not give up any goals on the penalty kill, and recorded two power play goals, something that has been a problem for the Terps.
“We’ve been working a lot on the power play,” senior goaltender Kevin Russell, who stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced. “The penalty kill has always been decent, but the power play needed a little help. The guys were moving their feet. And that helped a lot as far as getting the puck in the zone and getting it set up. We did real well.”
The game was delayed in the third period after a gruesome injury to Maryland forward (who was playing as a defensemen against Georgetown) Dom Cuomo. Cuomo cut his ankle with his skate, forcing a stoppage. Cuomo had to be taken to the hospital by an ambulance, where he received eight stitches in his left ankle. The team was a little bit shaken up after the accident, but was able to finish up the game and grab the win.
“That’s part of the game, it’s rough,” Glaze said. “Everyone knows that it’s a tough game. It’s unfortunate, but we are all behind Dom, and he is going to have the support of the whole team behind him. And he’s going to get back, and hopefully he can get back by playoffs and help us win.”
The Terps are done for 2013. They resume again January 24th, where they play a tough Rowan team.
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