Adam DiMillo (Bishop Timon-St. Jude) and the Maryland Terrapins are going to the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse championship game for the third year a row. This time they want to win.
The No. 1-ranked Terps edged No. 5 Denver, 9-8, Saturday in Foxborough, Mass., to gain a berth in Monday’s championship game against Ohio State. The Buckeyes advanced with a 11-10 win over Towson. The Buckeyes trailed most of the game but scored three straight goals in the fourth quarter to get to their first championship game in the sport.
Connor Kelly’s third goal of the game at 8:41 of the fourth quarter broke an 8-8 tie. Maryland lost the championship game to Denver two years ago and to North Carolina last year. DiMillo had no shots on goal and was credited with one ground ball in the victory.
Towson led Ohio State by five goals in the third period but was unable to hang on against the No. 3 seed Buckeyes (16-4). Freshman Tre Leclaire had three goals for Ohio State.