“I’m just really happy that our guys came and competed against a great Maryland team,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “That’s all we told them to do, just come out and compete. We knew the score wasn’t going to mean a lot but we wanted to come out and compete against a Maryland team that has made it to the National Championship game the last two years.”
Senior Eric Law (Centennial, Colo.) led the Pioneers with three goals and two assists, while sophomore Michael Pirone (Bethesda, Md.) and freshman Gordie Koerber (Baltimore, Md.) both added two goals each.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) earned Seatown Classic Player of the Game honors as he finished with nine saves and seven goals allowed in 45 minutes of action while also scoring his first collegiate goal.
Also scoring goals for the Pioneers was sophomores Wes Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) and Tyler Ekeroth (Baltimore, Md.), as well as seniors Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) and Tyler Simmons (Belvedere, Calif.). Senior Chase Carraro (Louisville, Ky.) finished the day winning 11-of-18 face-offs to go along with one assist and five ground balls.
Sophomore Eric Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) and senior Taylor Young (Littleton, Colo.) both finished with two assists each, while Simmons tallied one assist. Senior Chace Calkin (Englewood, Colo.) also saw time at the face-off x, winning 4-of-6 and scooping up two ground balls.
Maryland’s Kevin Cooper led the Terrapins with three goals and two assists, also earning Player of the Game honors. Starting keeper Nicholas Amato led the way with six saves, back-ups Kyle Bemlohr and Thomas Guarino finished with three and one saves, respectively.