The Maryland men’s lacrosse team failed to defend its national championship, losing, 13-8, to Duke in an NCAA Division I semifinal Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
Except for a few brief periods, the No. 4-seeded Blue Devils controlled the game, especially after a superior first quarter. But it still was a strong season for the Terps and John Tillman.
Tillman, in his eighth year as Maryland’s head coach, got as much out of this group as possible. Even if the top-seeded Terps (14-4) had won, they would have faced another uphill battle Monday in the title game against No. 3-seeded Yale (16-3).
It would have been a quick turnaround and to...