Each week, The Baltimore Sun publishes a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Maryland freshman defenseman Goran Murray, who shut out Johns Hopkins junior attackman Zach Palmer in the Terps' 9-6 win April 6 and will attempt a similar performance in Saturday's NCAA tournament quarterfinal.
How were you so effective against Palmer in the regular-season meeting?
I just played the game, played our scheme. I moved my feet and ran with him. That's just the main thing that I try to do in almost every game. Just run with who I'm playing.
What's your strategy against Palmer this time?
I'm just planning to do the same thing. I hope our defense works and clicks the way we did in the last game to get that 'W.'
You've shadowed opponents' top attackmen, including Virginia senior Steele Stanwick, Colgate junior Peter Baum and Lehigh junior David DiMaria. How does it feel to be Maryland's shutdown defender?