For the second time in the last three contests, Maryland gave freshman Charlie Raffa more faceoffs than junior Curtis Holmes.
In the team’s 12-8 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on April 25, Raffa took 10 faceoffs, winning six. Holmes won 4-of-10. The disparity was much wider in the Terps’ 13-11 loss to Colgate last Saturday when Raffa went 12-of-24 and Holmes was 0-of-3.
As the team prepares to meet No. 7 seed Lehigh and junior Ryan Snyder (132-of-259 for 51.0 percent) in Sunday night’s first-round NCAA tournament game, Maryland coach John Tillman confirmed that he intended to go with the player having the most success on faceoffs.