Rest easy, Maryland lacrosse fans. The two-game skid has been snapped.
After dropping close losses to the two best teams in the country, #5 Maryland got a much-needed rebound win over Navy today, taking the game 11-9. The Terps now stand at 7-2 on the season; Navy's 5-6.
Travis Reed and Grant Catalino combined for 7 goals, with Catalino's three coming in the second quarter shortly after Navy took a two goal lead. Maryland scored the first goal of the game, but lost the lead shortly after. Once Catalino gave it back to them, however, Maryland never really looked back. Navy would keep the score within one or two, but never get over the hump, and the Terps walked away with a victory.
The win wasn't huge in terms of who they topped - Navy is in a down year - but rather in that they got the win. No matter how good or bad of a year Navy is having, they're still a rival, and getting the win was still paramount. The last two games were obviously painful losses, and they needed to get back on the horse before taking on a disappointing but dangerous Johns Hopkins team next weekend at Day of Rivals.
Anyone that actually knows some more about lacrosse than me want to pitch in?