staff, staff, May 24, 2015

The Maryland women's lacrosse team has completed its defense of the NCAA crown.

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The top-seeded Terrapins rallied past second-seeded North Carolina, 9-8, Sunday night in Philadelphia.

Maryland trailed, 6-3, at halftime before scoring six of the game's final eight goals.

The crown marks Maryland's 13th national championship and the program's first of the back-to-back variety since 2000 and 2001.

Big Ten teams have combined to win nine national championships during the 2014-15 academic year, matching the conference's single-season record (1999-2000).

The Maryland men's lacrosse team plays Denver in the NCAA final at 1 p.m. ET Monday.