Maryland, Rutgers advance to Big Ten men's lacrosse final

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Maryland, Rutgers advance to Big Ten men's lacrosse final

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Maryland took down Penn State and Rutgers defeated Johns Hopkins to set up a meeting in Saturday's Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Championship.

The 2016 Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse semifinal round kicked off Thursday evening on BTN.

Maryland sophomore Connor Kelly scored a career-high four goals and Matt Rambo added three goals and two assists to lead the Terrapins to an impressive 16-9 win over Penn State in the first game.

The Terrapins’ senior goaltender, Kyle Bernlohr, had 12 saves in the victory. The No. 1-seeded Terps have now won 12 straight games, matching the program record set by the 1987 team.

In the second semifinal matchup,¬†Adam Charalambides scored five goals and goalie Kris Alleyne didn’t allow a goal in the final 14 minutes of action as No. 2 Rutgers defeated No. 3 Johns Hopkins, 14-12.

Rutgers now has 11 wins this season, which ties the program record for wins, which was previously set in 1986.

No. 1-seeded Maryland will take on No. 2 seed Rutgers in the Big Ten Tournament championship game at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Check out some of the top tweets and highlights from Thursday’s Big Ten men’s lacrosse semifinals below.

Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor

BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman covers football and men's basketball and provides original content for BTN.com. You can follow him on Twitter @BTNSean.

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