John Rodkey scored his fifth goal of the game 16 seconds into overtime as Maryland-Baltimore County upset the University of Maryland, 15-14, in men's lacrosse yesterday at Byrd Stadium, all but ending the Terrapins' fading postseason hopes.
Rodkey gained possession after UMBC won the faceoff and raced down the right side to beat Maryland goalie Jim Beardmore with a shot from 10 yards out.
For the Bees (2-10), it was their first victory ever against Maryland. The Terrapins (6-5) have lost five of their last six games.
"I told the guys before the game, it wasn't a question of what we thought of (Maryland), but what a win like today would mean to us after the season we've had," said UMBC Coach Dick Watts. "We've been so close to beating them before that sooner or later we were going to get a break."
Maryland seemed in control when Beardmore raced from his own crease downfield to put a shot past Bees goalie Dan Schaefer for a 5-3 Terrapins lead with 9:46 gone in the second quarter. But the Bees scored three goals in a 2 1/2-minute span to take the lead before Maryland's Matt McGeady tied it at 6 with three seconds left in the half.
Thereafter, both teams traded goals at a furious pace. Led by McGeady (four goals), Brendan Hanley (four) and Brian Willard (three), Maryland scored five times in the third quarter, but UMBC kept stride behind the scoring of Rodkey and Jeff Flaig (three goals).