Postscript from Maryland at Virginia
The No. 1 Cavaliers’ 10-9 win in a NCAA-record seven overtimes and Brian Carroll’s third career overtime game-winner took the headlines, but Saturday’s game may have also cemented Adam Ghitelman’s resume as one of the best young goalies in the game.
The sophomore finished the game with 23 saves, including seven beyond regulation. Two of his best stops included stick saves on a low-to-high riser by Terps junior attackman Will Yeatman from seven yards out in the fifth overtime period and a bouncer by sophomore attackman Ryan Young after he had curled around the right post.
"I would say it was as much of a coming-out party for Adam Ghitelman as anything else that’s happened here," Virginia coach Dom Starsia said. "He did single-handedly keep us in this game until we were in a position to get the win."
Carroll called Ghitelman’s play "amazing." "That was the best game I’ve seen him play," Carroll said. "Maryland could have won that game multiple times in overtime if it wasn’t for him. He came up with some saves."
* The loss marred one of Yeatman’s best performances since transferring to Maryland from Notre Dame in the offseason. He registered two goals and three assists, and at times forced the Cavaliers to shadow him with two defensemen. But Yeatman shrugged off any praise afterwards. "I wouldn’t say it’s a breakout game because we lost," he said. "They made more plays than us."
* Despite groin and hip injuries, Terps junior Bryn Holmes (McDonogh) won 13 of 21 faceoffs against Virginia senior Chad Gaudet, who had been tied for 12th in the country with a .581 percentage. "Bryn’s a warrior," Maryland coach Dave Cottle said. "You can see why we wanted to get him back. I thought he battled." ... Sophomore attackman Grant Catalino, the Terps’ leading scorer, was limited by senior defenseman Matt Kelly to zero goals on 10 shots and just one assist. ... Maryland had entered the contest as the second-most productive team in extra-man situations, converting 58.3 percent (14 of 24) of those opportunities. Saturday, the Terps went scoreless in five attempts, including three times in overtime.