Attack man Roddy Marino had three goals and three assists today to lead fifth-ranked Virginia to a 15-9 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over No. 4 Maryland at Scott Stadium.
Marino has 15 goals and 11 assists this season.
The Cavaliers (5-1) gained their first conference victory. The Terrapins (5-1) fell to 2-1 in the ACC.
Virginia had moved to a 5-1 lead in the first quarter, with midfielder Rich Reda driving for two unassisted goals.
The Cavaliers extended their lead to 8-2 in the second period. Chase Monroe (three goals) quick-sticked a pass from Marino, and Mark Altemus scored on a rebound off Maryland goalie Jim Beardmore's stick to give Virginia a 7-1 margin.
"We didn't get any big saves today," Maryland Coach Dick Edell said. "We made mental mistake after mental mistake, with some physical mistakes as well."
The Terrapins scored four times during a six-minute span in the third quarter. At the 4:33 mark, Brian Willard (two goals, two assists) scored in an extra-man situation, and with 6:25 left in the period he cut Virginia's lead to 10-6 with another goal.