PHILADELPHIA- The Maryland men's Lacrosse team is making some headway in the NCAA finals. The Terps beat out the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays 12 – 11 in the semi – finals of the NCAA at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Pa., on Saturday.
Junior midfielder Henry West scored first for the Terrapins. However the Blue Jays struck back scoring with 5:36 left in the first.
Maryland came back and scored three in a row from Rambo, senior midfielder Joe LoCascio, and junior midfielder Bryan Cole. This gave Maryland a 4 – 1 sore over the Blue Jays at the end of the first frame.
Hopkins came back in the second with two goals from Colin Heacock and Jay Carlson. At the start of the third the Terps and Blue Jays traded goals back and forth, but then Maryland went on to score three unanswered goals. These goals made the score 10-5.
The Blue Jays, however, didn't give up there and scored five straight goals tying the game with 11:45 remaining.
Rambo scored the final two goals for Maryland to finish the game with a career best of tying six points on four goals with two assists.
Hopkins tired to push back and scored a goal from Shack Stanwick with 1:13 left.
Maryland's defense stepped up to make sure the Blue Jays didn't tie the game and secured their victory.
With this win Maryland advanced to the national championship against Denver.