For the fourth straight game, the No. 2 Terps went down to the final minutes Sunday against an opponent, surviving five ties before pulling away from No. 18 Virginia with five straight goals down the stretch in a 13-8 win in the final Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season matchup between the teams.
Midfielder Billy Ward scored the game-winner in the second overtime period as host No. 8 Syracuse (8-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat No. 4 North Carolina, 11-10, on Saturday, ending the Tar Heels' four-game winning streak.
Gary Williams, 69, is expected to be announced Monday as a member of the 2014 class, and he will be inducted in August. Multiple media outlets reported Saturday that Williams, who has declined comment, had become a first-ballot selection.
No. 10 Johns Hopkins allowed a three-goal advantage in the second quarter to slip through its fingers as No. 6 North Carolina scored eight of the second half's 10 goals to finish off a 13-9 victory at Homewood Field.
Playing a patient slow-down offense that ran lots of time off the clock, Boston College's women's lacrosse team gave Maryland its toughest game of the season Saturday. In the end, however, the Terps were the ones who milked the clock to victory.
Maryland, which is contesting the exit fee as it prepares to join the Big Ten Conference in July, accuses the ACC of seeking to withhold information, along with more than $20 million in shared conference revenue.
Navy's defense is often overshadowed by a high-powered offense that grabs all the headlines, but goalie Annie Foky and her stingy teammates in the back are the best Division I unit in the country at holding down the opposition.
As familiar as Maryland became with Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum, the Terps -- who play there Thursday against Florida State in their final ACC tournament before departing for the Big Ten -- could never quite shake the sense that they were guests at somebody else's party.