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Preston: Maryland men's lacrosse team couldn't overcome talent drain in final four loss to Duke

Preston: Maryland men's lacrosse team couldn't overcome talent drain in final four loss to Duke

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...

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