BALTIMORE, Md. – Junior Will Snider’s game-winning goal in triple overtime was the difference as the No. 3 Maryland men’s lacrosse team defeated No. 7 Johns Hopkins, 8-7, in arguably the greatest game in the rivalry’s storied history.
With the win, the Terps secured their fourth consecutive Big Ten regular season championship, in addition to their fourth straight win over Hopkins.
The Terps will be the No. 1 seed in next weekend’s Big Ten Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich., as they await for their semifinal opponent.
It was the first triple overtime game in the 116 all-time meetings between the teams.
Snider scored the winner with 3:11 remaining in the third overtime, in addition to the game-tying goal with 2:26 remaining in regulation to send the game to extra frames.
Senior goalkeeper Dan Morris was incredible in the cage for Maryland, tying a season-best with 13 saves. Freshman Logan Wisnauskas led all players with four points (3g, 1a), while Tim Rotanz had two goals and an assist.
It was a back-and-forth affair from the very outset as Maryland and Hopkins traded first quarter goals twice, including Justin Shockey’s first career tally.
Wisnauskas scored his first of the game to give the Terps a narrow 3-2 halftime advantage, as the Terrapin defense held the Blue Jays scoreless for a span of 27:36.
Hopkins led throughout the second half, however, stretching its lead to two goals with 9:51 remaining in the game.
As Morris made save after save down the stretch, the Terps hung tough as Wisnauskas brought the deficit to one with 3:32 remaining and Snider followed suit with the tying goal.
It was Maryland’s first time coming back from a fourth quarter deficit of two goals since the 2015 NCAA Tournament against Yale.
Junior Austin Henningsen won 7-of-11 faceoffs, including 4-of-5 in the fourth quarter.