Unseeded Maryland upset top-seed Syracuse with a 6-5 overtime victory in the NCAA Quarterfinals at Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon. The defeat ended SU’s campaign for a 12th national title as the Orange finishes the season with a 15-2 record. CitrusTV’s David DeGuzman reports.
The loss also broke Syracuse’s streak of NCAA quarterfinal victories, which stands at 25. The last time SU lost in the quarters was against North Carolina in 1981.
Seniors Jeremy Thompson and Jovan Miller each scored two goals for the Orange while goalie John Galloway made 11 stops. Miller scored the game-tying goal with 1:05 remaining in regulation.
Grant Catalino’s goal was his 10th game-winning goal and second to come in overtime for the Terrapins, who reach the national semifinals for the first time since 2006.
Seven seniors move on to play lacrosse professionally in Major League Lacrosse after being drafted in January. Miller, goalie John Galloway and long stick midfielder Joel White will play for the Rochester Rattlers. Thompson and attackman Stephen Keogh was drafted by the Hamilton Nationals. The Boston Cannons will feature defenseman John Lade and midfielder Josh Amidon.
Galloway and White are nominees for the Tewaarton Trophy, awarded to college lacrosse’s player of the year. The winner will be announced on June 2.
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