The Terps went on an 11-0 run in the first half to put the game out of reach, followed by a 6-0 run during the second half.
Less than four minutes into the game, senior captain Joe Cummings, who leads the team in goals (10) and points (14), had notched a hat trick. He also added an assist later in the afternoon.
The star of the game, however, was freshman midfielder Jay Carlson, who scored a game-high four goals.
He scored on a nifty behind the back shot as he streaked in front of the net to put the Terps up 8-0 early in the second quarter. But that wasn’t even his best goal.
With the third quarter winding down, Carlson beat sophomore Marist keeper Craig Goodermote to a loose ball. Carlson was pushed in the back, drawing a flag. He was nearly parallel to the goal as he fell to the ground and flipped the ball over his shoulder. With the goalie out of the net, the ball rolled across the line for the team’s most impressive goal of the season.
Maryland’s redshirt sophomore goalie Niko Amato gave up just two goals before heading to the sideline in the fourth quarter.
Raffa emerged as a potential back-up to take face offs behind the team’s top face off specialist, Curtis Holmes.