Maryland lacrosse loses National Championship Game in heart-breaking fashion
Maryland’s men’s lacrosse team came up just short vs. Virginia in the National Championship Game game on Monday, losing 17-16.
The Terps were behind for most of the game, but made a comeback after getting behind 15-11. Trailing 17-15 for the final few minutes, Maryland scored a goal with 10.8 seconds remaining to cut the margin half.
Maryland then won the ensuing face-off, resulting in a chaotic sprint toward the Cavaliers’ goal in the final seconds. However, the final shot was blocked and Virginia emerged victorious.
Here’s the final play:
Virginia with a huge save after Maryland tied it with 10.8 secs remaining, Virginia wins the NCAA Men's Lacrosse championsip pic.twitter.com/bfv8r2oOv8
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) May 31, 2021
Maryland was seeking to become the first undefeated National Champion since the Cavs accomplished that feat in 2006. Instead, the Terps finished the season with a record of 15-1.
Virginia has now won consecutive national titles, becoming the first program to do that since Duke in 2013 and 2014.
Maryland has now finished as the national runner-up five times since 2011. The Terps also won it all in 2017.