Maryland Defeats North Carolina in Pacific Coast Shootout

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER

Maryland freshman Justin Shockey won 16 of 20 faceoffs against North Carolina, propelling the Terps to an 11-7 victory in the Pacific Coast Shootout.


Freshman Justin Shockey won 16 of 20 faceoffs, senior Connor Kelly scored four goals and Jared Bernhardt added three goals and an assist, as No. 3 Maryland defeated No. 19 North Carolina 11-7 in the Pacific Coast Shootout in Costa Mesa, Calif.







The Terps (7-1) jumped out to a 5-1 lead after limiting the Tar Heels (6-4) to just one goal in the first 29:58. Shockey had a lot to do with that, continuing his dominance into the second half as Maryland extended its lead to 8-2 and held a 9-4 advantage after three quarters.

But the Terps’ trend of letting up in the fourth quarter continued. North Carolina scored three unanswered goals to start the final period, culminating in a highlight-reel one-handed shot on the run by Chris Cloutier, to pull within two with 5:12 remaining.

Maryland defenseman Bryce Young answered in unlikely fashion, receiving an outlet on a restart, sprinting into the offensive end and uncorking a shot from just inside the restraining line that beat Tar Heels goalie Alex Bassil.

An empty-net goal by Logan Wisnauskas with 2:06 left provided the final margin.

 

North Carolina has lost four straight games since starting the season 6-0.

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