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MM 2.9 Maryland women’s lacrosse has 2021 season opener postponed

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

NCAA LACROSSE: MAY 26 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Maryland women’s lacrosse’s season opener against Johns Hopkins has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Blue Jays’ program.

“The institutions will work with the Conference to identify rescheduling options,” Maryland’s athletic department said in a statement Monday.

The matchup would have been the Terps’ first game since March 7 of last year and their first conference game since their 2019 National Championship season. The coronavirus pandemic will postpone their return to conference play until at least Feb. 21, when they are scheduled to face off against Penn State.

Postponements due to positive tests will certainly play a role during this year’s spring sports season. Maryland football lost multiple games due to infections within its own or opponents’ programs, and Maryland women’s and men’s basketball have juggled multiple cancellations in their ongoing seasons.

In Other News

Maryland men’s basketball fell to No. 4 Ohio State, 73-65, Monday night.

Maryland women’s basketball is ranked 9th in the country in this week’s AP top-25 poll.

The Big Ten continues to hold strong in the AP Top 25 rankings.

Former Maryland linebacker Chance Campbell announced his decision to transfer to Ole Miss, reuniting with former Maryland head coach DJ Durkin.

Former Terp Crystal Langhorne called it a career yesterday. She will be joining the Seattle Storm front office.

A Maryland baseball graduate won a Caribbean Series Title over the weekend.