Senior face-off specialist Phil Poe set a pair of school records in UMBC’s 17-14 regular season finale victory at Vermont. UMBC's all-time leader in face-offs controlled a school-record 28 (of 34) draws, surpassing his own school mark by five. He also collected 20 ground balls, eclipsing Nick Brownlee's record of 18, recorded on April 6, 1997.
Poe won 9-of-11 draws in the second quarter as UMBC outscored Vermont, 10-0, to take control of the game.
Poe now has a career-best 112 ground balls on the campaign, the most-ever by a UMBC Division I player, and is tied for the fourth-most in school history. His 28 face-off wins are three more than two other players who shared the NCAA single-game mark in 2014 entering play last week. The 20 ground balls recorded by Poe ties Bryant's Kevin Massa, who has done it on two occasions in 2014.