Both teams have something on the line in this one, but for different reasons. With a win, Maryland wraps up a home game in the NCAA Tournament, seed to be determined. A loss, and the Terps stare down going on the road for the First Round. For the Midshipmen, they've come inches away from big wins vs fellow in-state rivals Loyola and Johns Hopkins, and want to finish the job this time and get a win over another in-state rival, Maryland. And for the Navy seniors, and this is a senior-laden squad, they want one more great moment before they go and do something much bigger than playing college lacrosse: serve our country.
If you haven't already (here's my lone shameless plug) here's my preview for today's game: Maryland vs Navy lax preview
Maryland enters at 10-3, #7 in the media poll, and #8 in the coaches poll. Navy enters at 4-9.
While Navy's record doesn't standout, they do have a very good defense, and will provide a difficult test for a Maryland team looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss to Notre Dame last Friday night, and looking to get the offense revved up again before the NCAA Tournament next weekend. And the Midshipmen are playing for pride and looking for one eye-catching W on an up and down season.
So how about some predictions?
Who wins? And why?
Who leads Maryland in goals?
How many goals are scored total?
And lastly, here's how to watch
When: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Byrd Stadium, College Park MD.
How: TerpsTV (Subscription required)
If you can't get to a TV, we'll have updates as we go along. If you can and just want to stop by, feel free. Either way, root on the Terps as they take on the Midshipmen.