Annapolis Quarterfinal Recap; Maryland and Duke Join Albany and Yale in Foxborough

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It was another great quarterfinal weekend. The crowds were up and rocking in both Hempstead and Annapolis. We ended the weekend with 13,047 strong out at Navy marine Corp Stadium to watch the quarterfinals in Annapolis,MD.

Maryland 13 vs Cornell 8

Maryland took control of this game early and they never really let up much at all. The one thing that Maryland did was face guard Jeff Teat, and they were successful. The Terps limited Teat and that Cornell offense from getting hot and running. Maryland would hole juts a 1-0 lead at the end of a very boring first quarter.

The Terps and Big Red started to heat up in the second, but Maryland obviously had the edge as they controlled the pace. Cornell was able to get a few things going late in the second but that wouldn't last long as the Terps held a 6-4 lead heading into halftime.

Maryland came out of halftime hotter than ever. Cornell's defense could not stop Maryland as they went on a 5-0 run in the third quarter. Cornell would be able to bounce back a little in the fourth, but they just simply could not stop the Terps as they secured the 13-8 win. 

Maryland will be heading to their fifth straight Championship Weekend being lead by Connor Kelly, Bubba Fairman, and Jared Bernhardt. Those boys were on fire today as they lifted Maryland to victory. 

Duke 14 vs Johns Hopkins 9

Duke really did dominate this game. They came out ready to to play and that allowed them to use their firepower to take an early 4-1 lead in the first quarter. The second quarter would be much of the same as Duke pushed out to a 7-3 lead. Hopkins would be able to get something going, but just couldn't do enough.

Coming out of the half we would see Hopkins finally heat up. The Jays would pull within three until Duke was able to counter. It would be a back and fourth quarter that would end with Duke leading 9-5. The fourth quarter was just fantastic though!

Both teams would continue to go back and fourth early in the fourth. Hopkins would be able to trim it down to a one goal game, but then Nakeie Montgomery happened. Montgomery would score two straight fir Duke to give them all the energy back. A long pole goal and Justin Guterding's 207th all-time goal would follow. That would be enough to but the Jays to rest. 

Duke, lead by NCAA All-Time Career Goal Scorer Justin Guterding, heads to Foxborough, MA as they join Maryland, Albany, and Yale.