The Maryland lacrosse team is currently riding a five-game winning streak.
The Terrapins will look to remain hot as Big Ten play begins on Saturday.
Maryland is coming off a 13-8 victory over Penn on Tuesday in which they played superb second half defense. The Quakers came into the game averaging 11.25 goals-per-game, which is currently 19th in the nation.
To put that into perspective, the lethal offense of Maryland averages just 10.88 goals per contest despite a recent surge.
The Terps forced four second half turnovers and received seven key second half saves from goalie Kyle Bernlohr to preserve the win. Bernlohr reached his season-high in saves (10).
Special teams play was also very important for the Terps against the Quakers. Freshman Austin Henningsen won 15-of-20 face-offs while Maryland won 18-of-25 as a team.
The offense continued to click after a tremendous performance last Saturday against North Carolina.
Maryland outshot Penn 47-27 and had four players with three or more points. Attackmen Colin Heacock and Matt Rambo each had three goals and an assist.
Midfielder Bryan Cole and attackman Dylan Maltz added two goals and an assist apiece for the Terps.
Maltz is quietly becoming one of the top offensive options for Maryland as of late. Over the last three games, Maltz has four goals and two assists to help take some of the scoring load off Heacock and Rambo.
Cole continues to be a great facilitator as he leads the team in assists (11). The Canadian star has an assist in each of his last three games.
Keys to victory for Maryland
Keep offense clicking on all cylinders
– The Maryland offense has been absolutely sensational during the current winning streak. Over the last five games, the Terps are averaging 12.6 goals-per-game and playing their best lacrosse of the season. During coach John Tillman’s tenure in College Park, Maryland is 56-4 when they score 10 or more goals. As we
earlier this week, this may be the most talented offensive attack that Tillman has had during his time at Maryland. With Cole, Heacock, and Rambo playing at such a high level, there’s few teams that can slow the Terps down.