The Maryland and Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse teams ensured their paths to the Big Ten tournament, but via different circumstances.
The top-ranked Terps were upended by Ohio State on Sunday, but they still clinched a spot in the postseason. The No. 7 Blue Jays outlasted Michigan on Saturday to guarantee they will make a return trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the conference tournament, which begins May 3.
In other area Division I action, No. 8 Loyola Maryland and No. 14 Navy locked up the top two seeds in the Patriot League tournament and earned byes into Friday's semifinal round. They would not meet until the title game Sunday at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Towson and UMBC also picked up key league victories and kept afloat their hopes of playing in their respective conference tournaments. Mount St. Mary's could not upset Northeast Conference-leading Saint Joseph's, but is still mathematically alive for a berth in the league's postseason.
Here's how the seven Division I teams from the state fared:
No. 1 Maryland
Record: 10-2, 3-1 Big Ten
Previous result: Lost to Ohio State, 12-10, on Sunday
Note: Senior midfielder Connor Kelly had four goals and one assist, but junior midfielder Jack Jasinski outdid him with two goals and five assists to help the Buckeyes tag the conference-leading Terps with their first setback since March 10.
Before the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team’s 12-10 upset of No. 1 Maryland on Sunday, the Buckeyes accused the Terps of trying to intimidate them by crossing the 50-yard line. But Maryland coach John Tillman has a different version.
Note: An offense without senior attackman Shack Stanwick (lower-body injury) rolled along thanks to junior attackman Kyle Marr's fourth goal with 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter and senior midfielder Joel Tinney's two goals and four assists, and the Blue Jays clinched a spot in the conference tournament.
No. 8 Loyola Maryland
Record: 10-3, 7-1 Patriot League
Previous result: Def. Army West Point, 12-8, on Friday
Previous result: Def. No. 9 Syracuse, 13-12, on Saturday
Note: The Midshipmen received four goals and two assists from senior attackman Jack Ray, and senior faceoff specialist Joe Varello won 16 of 27 draws, picked up seven ground balls, and scored the winning goal with 0.2 of a second left in regulation to secure the program's first victory over the Orange since March 20, 1982.
Mount St. Mary’s
Record: 4-9, 1-4 Northeast Conference
Previous result: Lost to Saint Joseph's (Pa.), 14-7, on Saturday
Note: Junior attackman Chris DiPretoro and sophomore midfielder Henry Berg scored two goals each, and senior goalkeeper Matt Vierheller made 13 saves, but the performances were not enough to prevent the Mountaineers from getting what would have been a key win against the league-leading Hawks.
Record: 5-7, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association
Previous result: Def. Delaware, 13-7, on Saturday
Note: The Tigers got two goals each from redshirt senior midfielder Jean-Luc Chetner, redshirt junior attackman Johnny Giuffreda and redshirt sophomore midfielder Matt Sovero in the fourth quarter and a 22 of 24 effort with 13 ground balls from junior faceoff specialist Alex Woodall (St. Mary's) to stay in the race for a spot in the CAA tournament.