#4 Terps Host Villanova Saturday

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#4 Maryland (4-1)
March 18, 2017 || Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium || 4 pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 4 Maryland men's lacrosse team (4-1) returns to action at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium Saturday, March 18, when it hosts Villanova (2-4). The game is set for a 4 pm faceoff and will be broadcast on ESPNU.


3 - Maryland had three players named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List announced on Feb. 28, featuring seniors Isaiah Davis-Allen, Colin Heacock and Matt Rambo. All three players were USILA All-Americans in 2016.

4 - The Terrapins remain one of the nation's most lethal shooting teams, ranking fourth in the country with a .373 shooting percentage. Five of Maryland's top-6 goal-scorers are currently shooting better than 40%, including senior Dylan Maltz, who has scored on 10-of-18 shots (56%).

5 - Maryland's defense was stout against then-No. 4 Notre Dame in its last game, holding the Irish to just five goals on 16 percent shooting. The Terrapin defense held Notre Dame scoreless for the first 24:01 of the game and caused 13 total turnovers, including three by sophomore Curtis Corley.

6 - Head coach John Tillman has had immense success since taking over the program in 2011, advancing to five NCAA semifinals and four title games. The Terps also lead the nation during that time period in All-America selections (38) and Major League Lacrosse draft selections (26).

9 - Maryland is a perfect 9-0 all-time against Villanova in a series that dates back to 1994. The Terrapins have scored dougle digit goals in all nine metings, while Villanova has reached double-figures just once (2014). Senior Matt Rambo has six points on five goals in two games against the Wildcats.

11 - Junior Connor Kelly led Maryland offensively at Notre Dame with a pair of goals. It marked Kelly's 11th game with multiple points in his last 13 outings. In fact, 35 of Kelly's 63 points have come in his last 13 games (44 career appearances).

13 - Junior Dan Morris was sensational against then-No. 4 Notre Dame, making a career-best 13 saves and allowing just 13 goals for a .722 save percentage. Morris made 10 saves in a wild first half which included holding the Irish scoreless for a span of 24:01. He currently ranks second in the Big Ten with a .579 save percentage.

64 - Maryland's extra-man unit has been a strength in 2017, scoring on 64 percent of its opportunities to rank first nationally. Freshman Jared Bernhardt and junior Colin Heacock have each scored four man-up goals - individual marks that are tied for third nationally in the category.

169 - Maryland features one of the most prolific attack lines in the country, with Matt Rambo (61), Colin Heacock (59) and Dylan Maltz (49) combining for 169 career appearances. They have also combined for 364 points and 252 goals, with both marks leading all attack lines nationally.

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