The season comes down to today, as Maryland and Cornell battle for the 2022 DI men’s lacrosse national championship at 1 p.m. EST on ESPN.
The Terrapins enter as the No. 1 team in the country with a flawless record of 17-0. A win Monday would ensure the perfect season. To get here, the Terps steamrolled Vermont, 21-5, and Virginia, 18-9. Led by fifth-year Logan Wisnauskas with four goals, Maryland earned a 13-8 win over Princeton in the semifinals.
With a win Monday, Maryland would have its fourth title in program history. The previous three came in 1973, 1975 and 2017. The Terps were edged out by Virginia, 17-16, in last year’s final. Getting back here has clearly been on the mind for Maryland all season.
As for Cornell, it enters as the No. 7 seed in the tournament after taking down Ohio State, 15-8, and then Delaware, 10-8, in the quarterfinals. In the semifinal game, the Big Red took down No. 5 Rutgers, 17-10.
If Cornell were to hoist a title on Monday, it would be the first time since 1977. The Big Red’s previous two came in 1976 and 1971. The last time Cornell was in the final was in 2009 when it lost to Syracuse, 10-9, in overtime.
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