Maryland Upset by Winless Villanova

For the Terps, so far this season there is one thing that has been killing them, starting games slow. The slow starts in their last two games almost derailed them from winning, but they were able to rebound. This game against Villanova, however, that didn’t happen.

The Maryland men’s lacrosse team lost for the first time this season yesterday against the Villanova Wildcats. The Wildcats were able to start the scoring early going on a 3-0 run to start the game. The Terps were able to fire back with two from Logan Wisnauskas and cut the lead to one. Keegan Khan, a junior Villanova attackman was able to pick the Wildcats offense back up scoring a goal with 3:17 remaining in the first.

The Terps were able to score two goals quickly and tie it up going into the second quarter. The second was evenly matched with Villanova winning the quarter 3-2, with one man-up goal to take a 7-6 lead going into the break.

Maryland being down by only one at half was not the worst situation for a team that has had bad first half’s so far this season. But things were different this game than in the past. The Wildcats were once again able to shut down the Maryland offense only allowing two goals once again while their offense scored three.

To start off the fourth, the Wildcats came out firing scoring three unanswered goals to extend the lead to five with eight minutes remaining. The Terps launched a comeback attempt, coming just one short.

The game, obviously a disappointment for Maryland, is one that the Terps will wish they could have back. They face Navy next on Saturday at home at 1pm.

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