staff, staff, May 17, 2015

Junior midfielder Bryan Cole tallied a career-high four goals to lead No. 6 Maryland to a 14-7 victory over 3rd-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday afternoon at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

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Maryland (14-4) punched a ticket to its fourth Final Four in the last five seasons and will face Johns Hopkins (11-6) on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

The Terps jumped out a two-goal lead early in the first quarter behind goals from Cole and freshman midfielder Connor Kelly. Kelly would also notch a career-high in goals with his first career hat trick, after scoring just two goals in his previous 16 games.

High-powered North Carolina was held to just one goal in the first frame, as Maryland held a 4-1 advantage heading into the second quarter.

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Kelly?s second score of the day with 10:50 remaining in the second quarter kick-started an eight-goal Terp run, which led to a 13-2 advantage. During the run, Kelly, Cole and senior attackman Jay Carlson each tallied two goals along with one score apiece from senior midfielder Bobby Gribbin and sophomore attackman Dylan Maltz.

Maryland?s top-ranked defense put forth another stellar effort led by junior goalie Kyle Bernlohr, who matched his career-high with 12 saves. Junior defenseman Matt Dunn registered three caused turnovers to go along with two groundballs.

Senior midfielder Joe LoCascio dished out three assists to go along with one goal. Sophomore attackman Matt Rambo and sophomore midfielder Colin Heacock scored one goal apiece.