Maryland men’s lacrosse draws Yale in NCAA Tournament


Senior attackman Jay Carlson was part of a deep offensive attack for a Maryland team that could make a run at an NCAA Tournament title this May. (Mandatory Credit: Zach Babo/InsideLacrosse)

When the NCAA men’s lacrosse Tournament pairings were announced on Sunday, Maryland men’s lacrosse found out that they can exact some revenge on Yale.

In the annual NCAA men’s lacrosse Selection Show, the No. 6 seed Terrapins found out that they would be facing the Ivy League Tournament champions and unseeded Yale in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. The game will take place on Saturday, May 9 at 2:30 p.m. at Byrd Stadium as the higher-seeded Terps will be hosting.

The Bulldogs handed the Terps their first loss of the season back on Feb. 21 in a 10-6 affair. If Maryland manages to beat Yale this time around, Maryland will face the winner of the No. 3 seed North Carolina/unseeded Colgate matchup in Annapolis on May 17.

Maryland likely would’ve been a higher seed if not for a pair of losses to Johns Hopkins and Ohio State in the final week of the regular season. However, both the Blue Jays and Buckeyes made the NCAA Tournament field of 16.

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In terms of resume, the Terps had a pretty strong one to say the least.

While they did fall to the Bulldogs in only the second game of the season, Maryland had wins against Loyola (Md.), North Carolina, Ohio State, and Princeton. They also were ranked No. 6 in the nation before falling to the Buckeyes on Thursday night.

The Terps were one of three Big Ten teams to hear their name announced on Sunday evening.

This year’s Final Four will be played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25).

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