Maryland men’s lacrosse upset by Michigan in 16-11 Senior Day loss

After entering the season undefeated at home over the last three seasons, second-ranked Maryland was upset on Saturday afternoon in a 16-11 loss on senior day.

Maryland got the scoring going thanks to a Daniel Kelly snipe from 13 yards out. Brian Ruppel would then get his first save of the game giving the Terps the ball back just before Kyle Long would assist Braden Erksa for a goal right on the doorstep of the goal to make it 2-1 Terps early. The Wolverines would keep up their dominance over Weirman winning their third on the day and Isaac Aronson would take advantage of the face-off win and tie it up for Michigan. Justin Wietfeldt would win the ensuing face-off and would run down right to the goal and give Michigan their first lead on the day making it 3-2.

After some back and forth possessions, Michigan padded their lead off a goal that was scored after a Terps defender checked the ball out of Bryce Clay but Ruppel did not see it before it trickled into the goal. Michigan would get another face-off win and would take advantage of it right away with another goal from Boehm. Josh Zawada would then join the goal party for Michigan after yet another face-off win to keep their 5-0 run going and make it 6-2 Michigan heading into the second quarter.

Michigan would win the opening face-off of the quarter and would go to goal right away but Ruppel would get another save to give the ball back to the Terps. Jack Brennan would then get his first goal of the day to stop the Michigan 5-0 run and make it 6-3. Weirman would get another face-off win and Daniel Maltz would start up the Terps own run with a goal to cut the lead to just two. Michigan would then stop the quick Terps run with a backhanded goal from Zawada making it 7-4. Both team would have some back and forth possessions with both defenses starting to tighten down before Zappitello found the back of the net to make it a two score deficit. Weirman would start to find his groove and win another face-off. Kyle Long would then score his first of the day making it 7-6 and giving the Terps their second 2-0 run of the day. After some more back-and-forth play without goals, the score would stay at 7-6 Wolverines heading into halftime.

Michigan would win the opening face-off of the second half and would look into ending their 12-minute goal drought and they would with a goal from Jacob Jackson to extend their lead to two. Michigan would win the ensuing face-off and once again would take advantage with a goal from Peter Thompson to make it 9-6 early in the third quarter. The next face-off would go to Michigan making it three face-off wins in a row and would score their third goal in a row right after thanks to another goal from Jackson. The Terps defense would be able to catch a break thanks to a face-off violation by Michigan and would give the Terps their first possession of the second half and Erksa would then take advantage of the extra possession and end the Wolverines’ 3-0 run. The scoring for both teams would slow down a bit once again with no one scoring again until 2:03 left in the third quarter when Boehm would get another goal for Michigan off of a scrum right in front of the goal to make it 11-7. Erksa would score a goal with time winding down in the third quarter to give the Terps 66 straight games with a player having a hat trick.

Michigan would win the opening face-off of the fourth quarter but Ruppel would get the ball back to the Terps after a save by him. The Terps would get a man-up opportunity after a Michigan slash and Maltz would get his second goal on the day on the man up making it 11-9 with 13:32 left in the game. Michigan would win the next face-off due to a violation by Weirman but Ruppel would make another save to give the Terps the ball back and keep cutting into the lead. The Terps would end up getting their shot saved and Michigan would take advantage of getting the ball back and Jackson would get his third goal on the day and extend their lead back to three over the Terps. Michigan would win the ensuing face-off and would score right away to now make it 13-9 with 9:26 left in the game. Maryland would never get closer as Michigan snapped the Terps’ 19 conference game win streak.

The Terps will look to bounce back next week on Friday, April 7th against Ohio State in Columbus.

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