The offense for the No. 1 Maryland men’s lacrosse team is averaging nearly as many goals as last year’s unit and converting more shots and extra-man chances. The Terps say those numbers can be traced to offensive coordinator J.L. Reppert.
In other area men’s lacrosse news, No. 2 Maryland is focusing on its defensive midfielders, No. 8 Loyola Maryland needs improvement on faceoffs, and No. 10 Johns Hopkins got a pep talk from someone other than Dave Pietramala.
Although the senior attackman for No. 1 Albany men’s lacrosse scored four goals and added two assists in Saturday’s 11-10 win against No. 2 Maryland, the Terps coach did not have any second thoughts about the matchup with his junior defenseman.
On a cold, windy day before a crowd of about 4,100 at Maryland Stadium, Connor Kelly turned in one of the Terps’ all-time great performances, finishing with 10 points, including seven assists, in No. 2 Maryland’s 12-10 win over No. 8 Notre Dame.
On Saturday, the No. 2 Terps will play No. 8 Notre Dame (2-0) followed by No. 1 Albany (2-0) in College Park and then go on the road against No. 7 Villanova (4-0) and to California to face No. 10 North Carolina (5-0) in successive weekend games.