Maryland men’s lacrosse defeated Navy 10-4 Friday night in Annapolis, improving their record 8-2 on the season.
The Terps carried over momentum from their dominant second half against Virginia last week, outscoring the Midshipmen 6-1 in the opening quarter and outshooting them 14-3.
Both offenses struggled in the remaining three quarters, and the Terps walked away with a comfortable six-goal victory. Navy, a program that made the NCAA tournament every year from 2004 to 2009, falls to 4-7. Junior Jake Bernhardt, senior Brian Farrell and sophomore Owen Blye each scored two goals for Maryland.
The Terps moved all the way up to #5 after beating Virginia last week and now move on to face their arch-rival: #3 Johns Hopkins.
Last year the match up between these two was held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. This year, Maryland students will have the opportunity to see one of college lacrosse’s most storied rivalries at Byrd Stadium. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
Since the NCAA tournament started for men’s lacrosse in 1971, the Terps and the nine-time champion Blue Jays have met in the final three times. In addition, each of the first 15 NCAA title games (from 1971 to 1985) involved at least one of the two programs.