Recap: Maryland falls in overtime to Notre Dame

It was not the result the Maryland men’s lacrosse team was hoping for on Sunday when the Terps tied the game with 16 seconds remaining in regulation. #17 Notre Dame caught lightning in a bottle and found a way on offense to convert the game winning goal in overtime to defeat #2 Maryland, 14-13  at home on Sunday at the Loftus Sports Center. 

The Irish (2-1) took a 13-11 lead late in the fourth quarter. Then sophomore Logan Wisnauakas scored his third goal of the game to pull within one-goal. Followed by an Anthony DeMaio goal with seconds ticking off the game clock to send this instant classic Sunday showdown to overtime. 

Several minutes into the extra period, Brian Willetts came around the crease and buried a goal to give the Irish their second win of the season. 

It was a game of runs and it began with the Terps (5-1) jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the first quarter. The Irish then would take a 7-5 lead into the halftime break. Terps sophomore Jared Bernhardt had been quiet on the offensive end up to this point. John Tillman and staff made sure to get Bernhardt more touches in the second half in hopes of getting the offense going, and it worked. Maryland tied the game at 7-7 in the middle of the third quarter as Bernhardt found Will Snider for the goal. 

The Irish swung back with a run of their own, scoring four unanswered. Snider, Wisnauskas and Bernhardt take matters in to their hands and Maryland would go on a four unanswered goal run. But Notre Dame wasn’t backing down as senior attackman Brendan Gleason dished in two unanswered to make it 13-11. 

The loss will probably drop the Terps to the 10-5 range of the media rankings this week. And the Maryland loss and Loyola falling to Towson earlier in the week will most likely seat Towson at the top of the rankings. 

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Tom Peace

I am the Director of Lacrosse coverage for MSB. I am currently a national and local lacrosse writer and analyst. I have a strong broadcasting and journalism background that spans over 15 years if covering the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens. The Maryland Terrapins Football and Basketball programs. I've also stepped out of my comfort zone and even covered pro wrestling on a national level as a content writer for Impact Wrestling. I'm excited to provide lacrosse coverage for Maryland Sports Blog.

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