Maryland Terrapins 6, Syracuse Orange 5: Terps Men’s Lacrosse Does It Again!

Posted: May 22, 2011 in College Sports, Lacrosse
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If you’ve followed this blog, you probably didn’t read my article on the Maryland men’s lacrosse team because there aren’t a lot of lacrosse fans out there. To recap, the NCAA tournament selection committee screwed the Terps out of their rightful place in the top half of the bracket. Looking at the bright side, I saw this as an opportunity for the team to say, “Screw you; we’re still great.” After all, success is the best form of revenge.

Today, the Terps simply out-hustled the #1 seed Syracuse Orange, winning 6-5 in overtime. Syracuse built an early 2-0 lead, but the Terps battled back, took the lead, and kept that lead until about 2 minutes left in the game. While the Terps had a bit of a let down at the end of regulation, their force of will gave me faith. I had no doubt they’d win it.

And win it they did.

The Terps have choked in the past, and maybe they’ll choke, or at least just lose after a legitimate effort, but they’ve already proven my point: The Terps are easily one of the best five teams in collegiate lacrosse, and no one that faces them is safe.

Great job, guys, and good luck next week against #5 Duke in the Final Four. Denver plays Virginia in the other semifinal game, which ESPN has previewed.

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