After a regular season that saw both teams ranked in the top five of their sports, the Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are getting ready for postseason play.
This week, the Terrapins will hope to clinch Big Ten conference tournament titles in Piscataway, New Jersey, and Baltimore, respectively, in hopes of earning the best seed possible come NCAA Tournament time.
After losing to unranked Johns Hopkins, 16-11, on Saturday night, the men’s team received the No. 3 seed in the four-team field. However, the Terps will get a rematch opportunity in the conference semifinals on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. Should they win, they’d face the winner of Penn State and Rutgers on Saturday for the chance to win yet another tournament championship.
The women’s team, on the other hand, won the regular-season title with a 17-0 record (6-0 in conference play), earning the No. 1 seed in the tournament. The Terrapins, who cruised past Hopkins 19-12 on Saturday afternoon, will start their conference tournament title defense on Friday evening against Penn State at 5 p.m. ET on BTN. On the other side of the bracket are Northwestern and Michigan, with the championship game being played on Sunday afternoon.
Both teams have been dominant thus far in Big Ten conference tournaments, as the men’s team won back-to-back titles before a loss last year while the women’s team has taken three in a row following a loss in its debut tournament in 2015.
In other news
Maryland football saw 10 players join NFL teams this weekend, including four players selected in the 2019 draft.
- Darnell Savage was picked at No. 21 overall by the Green Bay Packers.
- Byron Cowart is headed to New England after being drafted in the fifth round.
- Ty Johnson was picked in the sixth round by the Detroit Lions.
- Derwin Gray found a home in the seventh round, joining the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Tre Watson, Jesse Aniebonam, Damian Prince, RaVon Davis, Taivon Jacobs and Brendan Moore all signed as undrafted free agents following the conclusion of the draft.
In the annual Red-White spring football game, the Red Team edged out the White Team by a 28-17 margin. Thomas had a few takeaways from the game.
In winning the Boomer Esiason MVP award, Tyler DeSue showed his potential by leading his team to victory and carving up the opposing defense.
The softball team traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, this weekend and was routed by a combined score of 34-3 in a three-game sweep.
The baseball team, on the other hand, won its third series of the month, splitting a doubleheader with Penn State on Saturday to take two out of three in State College.
Wide receiver commit Corey Dyches went viral for his basketball skills over the weekend, throwing down a reverse slam in a disrespectful manner.