The defense for the Maryland men's lacrosse team prides itself on a collective effort that has helped the unit tie Saint Joseph's for the eighth-fewest goals allowed per game in Division I. But the emergence of Tim Muller has been a pivotal development.
In 2016, Matt Rambo's role has changed to catalyst but the results are still the same. Maryland (14-2) is the top seed in the NCAA tournament and Rambo is still the team's top scorer with 32 goals and 20 assists.
The No. 3 Terps scored the first six goals and maintained a gap that never got closer than three goals the rest of the way en route to a 16-9 victory over the No. 18 Nittany Lions in a Big Ten tournament semifinal at Homewood Field Thursday night.
Facing a 6-3 deficit early in the third quarter, No. 5 Maryland scored seven straight goals to overcome No. 18 Rutgers, 11-8, in a pivotal game in the Big Ten Conference before an announced 4,101 at Maryland Stadium on Saturday.
Five weeks remain in the college lacrosse regular season and it's time to take stock on who to buy, sell or hold. It's during these five weeks where players and teams step up for the postseason. Are the top players ready to lead? Are the teams that have surprised to this point for real?
Following a 10 day rest from their last game, the Terps (5-2) came out with a variety of different offensive looks that appeared to catch the Tar Heels (5-4) unprepared, including inverting attackmen and midfielders more than usual.