Maryland tops Ohio State in NCAA men's lacrosse championship

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Maryland tops Ohio State in NCAA men's lacrosse championship

In a battle between two strong Big Ten men’s lacrosse teams, Maryland stood tall against Ohio State and won 9-6 to take home the program’s first NCAA championship since 1975.

It also gave Maryland the rare pair of lacrosse titles in 2017 as Maryland’s women’s team also won an NCAA title on Sunday.

Maryland’s men had lost in the NCAA title game nine times before this win. Their last title victory? It was a 20-13 win over Navy in 1975.

On Monday, Ohio State opened the scoring to lead 1-0 but Maryland’s defense proved to be too much for the rugged Buckeyes, who were making their first appearance in the NCAA title game. This season, the two teams had met twice before and both games were decided by one goal.

Back then, Ohio State (16-5) beat Maryland (16-3) 11-10 in OT and then lost to the Terps 10-9 in the finals of the Big Ten tournament in Columbus.

Here’s the full complete NCAA.com lacrosse bracket.

Watch every goal in order below.

FIRST HALF

 

SECOND HALF

 

 

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