This season, Maryland have proven that, if nothing else, they can win on the road and they can win against the Big Ten. On Friday, they did not disappoint, as they took care of the slumping Penn State Nittany Lions 5-2 in the first of a three-game series in State College.
After taking one out of three from Ohio State and beating Virginia Commonwealth 10-5 on Tuesday, the Maryland Terrapins are back on the road for another weekend conference series against the Penn State Nittany Lions.
After taking the first game of a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at home over the Ohio State Buckeyes, and cruising to an 8-3 lead in the second game, the Maryland Terrapins seemed on their way to climbing over .500 and winning another conference series. Their season-long issues with hitting and fielding seemed only a memory.
But as they had against Maine earlier this season, the Terps let a commanding lead slip at home in the second game. Unlike with Maine, Maryland could not recover to take victory.
ared Bernhardt has been a machine for the Maryland Terrapins lacrosse team this season, posting 38 goals and 23 assists entering Saturday’s game against No. 7 Ohio State. Bernhardt’s 40th goal of the season would end up a magical one, giving the Terps a 10-9 overtime win in Columbus, Ohio.
After a 14-1 loss to James Madison at home on Tuesday, the Maryland Terrapins’ struggles against smaller Virginia schools continued Wednesday in Falls Church. Despite a late comeback bid, early slip-ups doomed the Terps in a 9-5 road loss to George Mason that wasn’t nearly as close on paper as the result would suggest.
The Maryland Terrapins’ topsy-turvy season took another strange turn Friday, this one for the better. Following Wednesday’s home loss to West Virginia, the Terps went on the road and knocked off Big Ten rival Northwestern 13-8 in Evanston.
The Maryland Terrapins’ recent run of good play came to a halt at home against the West Virginia Mountaineers, as old bad habits resurfaced in an 8-1 loss.
The Maryland Terrapins regained some of their pride on Saturday, splitting a Saturday doubleheader against the Illinois Fighting Illini in Champaign, Illinois. In so doing, they won their first series in over three weeks.