Maryland, the Cinderella of the 2012 NCAA Tournament in men's lacrosse, needed to knock off another top seed to get to the NCAA Tournament final. With a 16-10 win over No. 3 seed Duke on Saturday, the Terrapins did just that, advancing to their second consecutive championship game and setting up an all-Maryland affair in the final.
Drew Snider pumped in four goals for the Terps, Owen Blye added three, and Billy Gribbin and Kevin Forster each added two for a Maryland team that never trailed and led by two goals throughout the second half. After Duke closed to 10-8 early in the fourth quarter, the Terrapins responded with six straight goals in the next 11 minutes to put the game well out of reach.
Duke got two goals and an assist from Justin Turri and two goals from Robert Rotanz, but couldn't crack Maryland's defense, despite outshooting the Terps.
Maryland moves on to Monday's final, where the Terrapins get fellow Maryland representatives Loyola (Md.), the tournament's top seed.