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Faceoff wins could be the X-factor for Maryland men's lacrosse

Faceoff wins could be the X-factor for Maryland men's lacrosse

The challenge of facing off against Trevor Baptiste in the NCAA Division I tournament semifinals looms as a daunting one for the Maryland men's lacrosse team.

Baptiste – a junior and finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse's version of the Heisman Trophy – has won almost 90 percent of the faceoffs he has taken in the postseason for Denver and has proven he can score as he has done 12 times this spring.

But if anything, the Terps are looking forward to the battle. After all, they gained the advantage over Albany freshman T.D. Ierlan, the country's No. 2 faceoff specialist, in an 18-9 win in Sunday's...

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