Maryland Beats Johns Hopkins 11-5

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Midfielder Drew Snider scored three goals and goalie Niko Amato led a solid defensive effort and Maryland upset second-seeded Johns Hopkins 10-4 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.

Midfielders John Haus and Mike Chanenchuk scored two goals each for Maryland (11-5), which advances to the semifinals for the second straight season as an unseeded team. It will be the 21st Final Four appearance for the Terrapins, who lost in the national championship game last season.

Midfielder Kevin Cooper and attackman Joe Cummings both added a goal and an assist for Maryland, which will meet the winner of Sunday’s quarterfinal between third-seeded Duke (14-4) and Colgate (14-3).

Amato made seven saves and got support from a defense of Goran Murray, Brian Cooper and Michael Ehrhardt as Maryland held Hopkins scoreless for 28 minutes, 48 seconds and built an 8-2 lead.

Attackman Chris Boland scored with 3.1 seconds left in the third quarter to break the drought and Hopkins added two goals in the fourth quarter.

Boland scored two goals and Rob Guida had three assists to lead the Blue Jays (12-4), who lost the possession time battle 40:38-19:22.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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