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College Crosse Roundup: Maryland Edges Rutgers In Overtime

After a slow start, the Terrapins got the lead, but Rutgers was able to hang in until the very end.

NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

There was one game on today to wrap up this weekend, but it was a very good game to watch.

Maryland 13, Rutgers 12 (OT)

Box Score

Maryland Recap

NEXT GAME: Maryland (9-2): @ Ohio State (4/22); Rutgers (9-3): @ Penn State (4/23)

Game Recap

WHITNEY!

Maryland started the game cold, but started to warm up later in the game, as they went on a 5-0 run to take a three-goal lead midway through the third quarter. But it wasn’t enough to pull away from Rutgers, as the Scarlet Knights were able to keep it close with the Terps. Maryland was up two with 5:56 left in the game before Connor Murphy and Jeff George managed to tie the game up and send it to overtime. Both goaltenders played strong in the overtime sessions, but Rutgers made multiple mistakes on each of their offensive possessions that could have ended the game. Connor Kelly scored on a slip up by the Scarlet Knight defense with 55 seconds left in the third overtime to give the Terps the win.

Matt Rambo had two goals and four assists, while Kelly and Tim Rotanz had three goals each. Dan Morris made 16 saves, after making none in the first quarter. Murphy had three goals for Rutgers, while George and Casey Rose added a pair of goals. Jules Heningburg scored a goal and dished out three assists. Max Edelmann made 15 saves and Joe Francisco went 19-of-29 from the face-off X.

With the win, Maryland has clinched a spot in the Big Ten Tournament. Rutgers falls to 1-2 in Big Ten play, with Penn State up next in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions are also 1-2 in league play, so this game will be huge for both teams.

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Connor Kelly post game:

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In the end, I still win because I can still find my ways around to see what he says so

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .

What’s Next?

We’ll have four games on tap for Tuesday, including a Rhode Island derby between Brown and Providence.