Non-rev recap: Maryland falls against top-ten opponents in lacrosse, baseball, women’s baseball

It was a busy day for Maryland non-revenue sports with three games against top-ten opponents. Roundup on a busy Saturday:

Maryland Lacrosse Drops First Home Game in Four Years

For the first time since 2019, Maryland men’s lacrosse fell at home in a top-five matchup.

In a back-and-forth game that needed triple overtime, it was second-ranked Notre Dame who pulled out the 13-12 win inside SECU Stadium. After Owen Murphy got the scoring going roughly three minutes into the game, the Irish responded with three unanswered goals before the Terps fired right back with three consecutive goals of their own. Murphy registered two of them, giving him a first quarter hat trick and marking Maryland’s 62nd consecutive game with a hat trick. Neither team led by more than two throughout the game, but it’d be the Irish who took a 5-4 lead into the locker room.

Maryland came out firing to start the second half and Jack Brennan capitalized, tying the game just 50 seconds into the second half. The second half featured more streaks—three unanswered from the Irish, three from Maryland then a pair from the Irish to tie the game at nine in the opening minutes of the fourth. The Irish would respond roughly one minute later to take control of the game and the lead, but three more goals including a pair from Daniel Maltz gave Maryland a 12-10 lead with 3:50 left. Two minutes later, the game was tied as 12.

In the end, it would be Pat Kavanaugh who scored minutes into the third overtime to hand the Terps their second loss of the regular season.

Saturday marked Maryland’s first triple-overtime game since beating Johns Hopkins back in 2018.

Maryland will head to Albany next Saturday for a 12 PM game on ESPN+.

Maryland Women’s Basketball Falls in Big Ten Tournament

After defeating Illinois 73-58 on Friday night, Maryland fell 89-84 to seventh-ranked Iowa in the rubber match in the 2022-23 season.

Led by 22 points from Caitlin Clark, the Hawkeyes shot over 66% from the floor through the first quarter and led by as many as 12 in the second quarter while producing three 20-point scorers. Both Abby Meyers and Diamond Miller led the way for Maryland with 21 points, including 12-of-16 from the line for Miller. Shyanne Sellers and Faith Masonius both finished with ten points in 33 minutes.

Maryland was able to claw their way back and, after a layup in transition from Masonius with 2:19 left, the Terps tied the game at 79. But Iowa responded right back with a three and after Miller missed a triple with 89 seconds left, the Hawkeyes worked the clock before finishing at the rim to push the lead to 84-79 with 59 seconds left. A three from Lavender Briggs cut the deficit to 85-84 with 25 seconds left, but it was the closest that Maryland would get before falling in the semifinals.

Maryland (25-6, 15-3) will now await their final seeding in the bracket reveal next Monday at 8 PM. Heading into Saturday, Maryland was the fourth projected one-seed in ESPN’s bracketology.

Maryland Baseball Drops Second Straight

After bouncing back at home with an 8-3 win over Delaware, Maryland dropped its first two games in the Cambria College Classic in Minnesota.

Maryland squandered a chance at redemption against fourth-ranked Ole Miss on Friday afternoon, falling 5-1 after Jason Savacool allowed five hits and three runs in five innings. Ole Miss, meanwhile, struck out seven times through the first six innings as the bats went cold. Maryland was able to tie the game in the fourth after Matt Woods punched in his first RBI, while Nick Lorusso now has an eight-game hit streak. Ole Miss responded the next inning with a two-run homer before adding two insurance runs in the ninth.

Maryland had a chance to pull off its second win against a top-ten squad against seventh-ranked Vanderbilt on Saturday, though. Maryland got the scoring going on a sacrifice hit in the top of the first before the Commodores poured in four runs in the bottom half of the inning. After extending their lead thanks to a solo shot in the second, Maryland put together a five-run fifth inning to retake the lead. Ian Petrutz and Eddie Hacopian jumpstarted the scoring on a pair of sac hits before Kevin Keister’s three-run home run gave Maryland a 6-5 lead. Vanderbilt tied it at 6-6 with a solo shot in the sixth inning but Nick Lorusso’s solo shot in the seventh regained Maryland’s lead.

But with Nigel Belgrave on the mound in the ninth, Vanderbilt capitalized on an early runner on base before a sac fly gave the Commodores the walk-off win.

Maryland will look to rebound against Hawaii at 10:30 AM on BTN+.

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