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NCAA D1 semis: Wierman, Long, Rahill help Maryland down Princeton, 13-8, to move 1 game from perfect season

Sunday, 29th May 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 5/29/22
From Press Release

The No. 1 Maryland Terps (17-0) will play in the 2022 NCAA Championship Game on Monday against No. 7-seed Cornell at 1 p.m at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT.

Maryland advanced to the title game with a 13-8 victory over No.5-seed Princeton on Saturday night in East Hartford. Cornell moved forward with a 17-10 win over No. 6-seed Rutgers earlier on Saturday as Billy Coyle (Malvern Prep) scored once.

The Terps and Big Red have played six times in the NCAA Tournament with each team winning three. Maryland won the last meeting, 13-8, in the 2018 Quarterfinals. Bubba Fairman led the Terps that day with five points (three goals, two assists) with Anthony DeMaio and Logan Wisnauskas scoring two goals apiece.

The Terps and Big Red played in the 1976 title game, the Big Red’s last championship, as they beat the Terps, 16-13. Maryland head coach John Tillman played at Cornell under legendary coach Richie Moran, a former Maryland student-athlete himself. Moran passed away in April. He was inducted into the Maryland Athletics Hall of Famer in 1991.

Maryland grad student Jonathan Donville graduated for Cornell and was an All-American for the Big Red prior to coming to Maryland.

Maryland is seeking its 47th National Championship in all sports. Overall, eight different teams have won a title, with men’s lacrosse winning 12 (three NCAA and nine USILA). The last Maryland team to win a title was women’s lacrosse in 2019, when they won their sport-record 15th crown. In the 2000s, has won National Championships in seven sports including men’s basketball (2002), women’s basketball (2006), field hockey (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011), men’s lacrosse (2017) women’s lacrosse (2000, 2001, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019), men’s soccer (2005, 2008, 2018), and competitive cheer (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010).s to lead the way for the Tar Heels, who won their 35th consecutive regular season game. Fellow transfer Olivia Dirks also came up big for Carolina, tallying two goals, two assists and a team-high five draw controls.

On Saturday, Logan Wisnauskas tallied four goals, including the 200th of his career, coming in the second quarter. His fourth goal of the game gave him 203 in his career, surpassing Jared Bernhardt for most goals in Maryland’s illustrious lacrosse history.

Philly grads again played key roles for the Terps. Luke Wierman (Henderson) won 13-of-22 face-offs and had a game-best nine groundballs. Kyle Long (Springfield-Delco) had a goal, an assist and a groundball and defenseman Matt Rahill (Springside Chestnut Hill) had a groundball.

Keegan Khan recorded three goals, scoring the first three goals for the Terps in the game and finished with five points, adding two assists.

Jonathan Donville, who will play his former school Cornell on Monday, had a goal and two assists for three points. Owen Murphy scored a pair of goals, coming in a span of seven seconds in the third quarter.

In the goal, Logan McNaney made a career-high 19 saves. Pole Ajax Zappitello had four caused turnovers and two groundballs. Short-stick Fairman had career-highs with four caused turnovers, and four groundballs while scoring his fourth goal of the season from his defensive position.


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