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2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Tournament: Maryland dominates Cornell en route to fifth straight Championship Weekend appearance with 13-8 win

A five-goal third quarter propelled the Terrapins back into familiar territory.

Maryland Athletics

ANNAPOLIS, M.D. — It’s the same old song and dance for John Tillman’s squad. Despite some new contributors this season, the journey has been the same.

After a sluggish first quarter, the Maryland Terrapins extended their lead to a 6-2 margin with 4:56 left in the first half. But two goals from the Cornell Big Red split the Terp lead in half. It also didn’t help that Maryland was starting the second half with a man down.

But the theme of the day for the Big Red was their lack of offense. Similar to Loyola yesterday, Cornell had a long scoring drought that spanned 22:20 through three quarters. They were held scoreless in the entire third quarter, where the Terrapins began to run away with the win, thanks to five goals in the quarter. Bubba Fairman tallied all three of his goals in that quarter along with one of his two assists, continuing his recent success. He has 10 goals and three assists in his last four games, two in the Big Ten Tournament and two in the NCAA Tournament.

Despite a late push by Cornell to make it a 12-8 game in the final quarter, Jared Bernhardt scored his third goal of the game to stop any possible momentum.

Logan Wisnauskas finished the day with a pair of goals and assists, while Mike Adler scored his first career goal in the second quarter.

Jeff Teat was face-guarded for the most part by Jack Welding. He only had two assists and recorded one shot altogether. Peter Milliman never really adjusted to make Teat open. Jordan Dowiak led all Big Red scorers with four goals and one assist. He’s the third midfielder in Cornell history to have at least 40 goals in a season. Connor Fletcher had a goal and three assists.

Justin Shockey dominated the face-off X against the Big Red, going 13-of-19 with six ground balls. After missing the last four games, Paul Rasimowicz eventually returned to the field, going 5-of-12 at the X.

The Terps will play the winner of the Johns Hopkins-Duke game next Saturday in Foxborough.

More to come from Annapolis.