By Noah Gross
The top-ranked Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Team defeated the No. 8 Yale Bulldogs on Saturday by a score of 12-11 at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.
The story of the day is not that Maryland won in a rather thrilling game, but the weather delays. There were two lengthy delays late in the final period, totaling nearly two hours.
“We knew the weather could be a factor,” said Maryland head coach John Tillman. “It was one of the few times the weather guys were right.”
Maryland was dominant for most of the game, taking an 11-5 lead in the third period. Yale flipped the script though, and crept back in the game, holding Maryland scoreless in the final 20:08 of the game.
Colin Heacock had himself quite the day, recording three goals and two assists on seven shots. His partner-in-crime Matt Rambo extended his point streak to 43 games with two goals and an assist.
The Yale Bulldogs fought valiantly against Maryland without preseason First Team All-American Ben Reeves. Eric Scott had a career-day with five goals, including the final two for the Bulldogs.
The faceoff battle was quite the story as Yale started out dominant, but Maryland flipped the script. Austin Henningsen won a lot of faceoffs late and helped the Terps win the faceoff battle 15-12.
Maryland senior defender Tim Muller played excellent defense and even scored his first career goal Saturday.
“When I saw it hit the net, I was just pumped,” said Muller. “I joke with them every week, I run all the way down that field, you guys got to give me the ball.”
The Terrapins will travel to South Bend, Indiana for a 12 p.m. game next Saturday against the No. 5 Notre Dame squad that will be hungry to get their crack at the No. 1 team in the country.