EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- In a game that left little to the imagination, the University of Maryland nearly tripled up Duke, 14-5, in the second NCAA Division 1 semifinal on Saturday at Rentschler Field.
The result was never really in doubt as the Terps scored the first goal of the game and never looked back. Despite being up by just one goal after a slow first quarter, the Maryland offense exploded for four goals to close out the first half up by five goals, 8-3.
The second half was more of the same as Maryland used its advantage at the face-off X and ability to prolong possessions to grind away at Duke and extend the lead. A big part of that run was midfielder Anthony DeMaio, who had a goal and two assists early on.