Virginia vs. Maryland: Catalino, Amato Have Terps Ahead 1-0 After First Quarter

Considering 30 Seconds To Mars, fronted by Jared Leto, is ESPN’s go-to band for NCAA Lacrosse vignettes, it only makes sense that someone who’s name sounds like Jordan Catalano would score the first goal of the NCAA Championship game between the Virginia Cavaliers and Maryland Terrapins.

Grant Catalino got the Terps on the board first, making good on a feed from Haus to start the scoring at the 12:27 mark in the first quarter. Virginia’s man-to-man defense seemed to break down rather easily and they quickly went back to a zone.

From there, Maryland goalie Niko Amato basically took over. Virginia peppered him with shots for the rest of the quarter and he continued to turn them away. It seemed as though Virginia did get one goal in but it was called off for interference after the ball was knocked from freshman Amato’s stick while he was in the crease.

Virginia needs to figure out how to solve Amato, though they at least can take solace in knowing they’re only down one.

For more coverage of the game as well as in-game discussion, visit SB Nation’s college lacrosse blog College Crosse, Virginia blog Streaking The Lawn and Maryland blog Testudo Times.

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