Terps face Duke Friday in tourney

Maryland wins blind draw for No. 1 seed in ACC

College Lacrosse

April 15, 2003|By Paul McMullen

Maryland's luck took a turn for the better yesterday morning, when the Terps won a blind draw for the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia all finished 2-1 in conference games, but the Terps won the draw conducted at conference headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. Maryland will meet Duke, which it manhandled, 19-6, on April 5, in Friday's 6 p.m. semifinal at Virginia's Klockner Stadium. The Cavaliers and Tar Heels will meet in the second semifinal, and the winners will come back for the championship Sunday at 3 p.m.

The Terps, No. 5 in The Sun/Channel 2 rankings, lost their fifth straight overtime game last Saturday, against Johns Hopkins. Last season Maryland lost twice in overtime to Duke, the second time in the semifinals of the ACC tournament.

FOR THE RECORD - The score and date of a Maryland men's lacrosse victory were reported incorrectly in Tuesday's editions. The Terps defeated Duke, 13-7, on March 2.
The Sun regrets the error.

Maryland last won the ACC tournament in 1998, in Charlottesville.

Today's schedule includes another big game for UMBC, which goes to Navy's Rip Miller Field for a 7 p.m. test that is the Eastern College Athletic Conference finale for both. It will be the third game in seven days for the Retrievers, but they're on a roll, as victories over Towson and North Carolina jumped them from No. 17 to No. 9 in the The Sun/Channel 2 rankings.

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