COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 3 Maryland men's lacrosse team (8-2, 2-0) is set to face its third opponent ranked in the top-11 nationally in a span of nine days as it travels to Piscataway, N.J., to take on No. 11 Rutgers (9-2, 1-1) at 7 pm on Big Ten Network. The Terps can become the first team to secure a spot in the 2017 Big Ten Tournament with a victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
1 - The Terrapins have lost just one time in 27 meetings against the Scarlet Knights in a series that dates back to 1931. Maryland has won eight straight games in the series, including last season's 14-8 victory in the Big Ten Tournament finals.
2 - Senior Ben Chisolm stepped up against No. 5 Albany with two clutch fourth quarter goals. Chisolm, who was a scout team member his first three seasons and had just three points to his name, has totaled nine points (5g, 4a) in 2017.
3 - Sunday's game marks Maryland's third game in a span of nine days during a critical week of the season. The Terps have already picked up a pair of top-5 wins during the week with victories over then-No. 1 Penn State and No. 5 Albany, and can add another big win to their resume with a win over No. 11 Rutgers.
5 - The Terps are 5-0 all-time on the road in Big Ten regular season action since the league's inception in 2015, including a 9-8 triumph at Rutgers in 2015. Maryland has won seven straight Big Ten regular season games, and nine straight overall including postseason play. The Terps are 11-1 overall in Big Ten regular season play.
6 - Maryland was excellent closing out quarters Wednesday against No. 5 Albany, scoring six goals in the final 2:00 minutes of quarter action. Of the six goals, three were backbreakers in the final 25 seconds (3 seconds - 1st quarter; 11 seconds - 2nd quarter; 23 seconds - 3rd quarter).
17 - Senior Matt Rambo has dominated Rutgers in three meetings over the last two seasons, totaling 17 points on nine goals and eight assists. Rambo has had a hat trick in all three meetings, and had an impressive six point (3g, 3a) performance in last season's Big Ten Tournament finals.
37 - Maryland is currently shooting at a 37 percent clip, which ranks second nationally and first in the Big Ten. The Terrapin offense has scored at least 10 goals in 19 of their last 20 games, and at least 12 goals in 14 of their last 15 games dating back to 2016.
45 - Senior attackman Matt Rambo has totaled 45 points (25g, 20a) in 10 games, and currently leads the Big Ten in points (4.5/g) and assists (2.0/g). By comparison, Rambo had just 27 points (19g, 8a) through 10 games last season, before going on to total 75 points. He needs 17 points to break Maryland's all-time points record and 16 goals for the scoring record.
184 - Maryland has one of the most seasoned & prolific attack lines in the country, with senior Matt Rambo (66), Colin Heacock (64) and Dylan Maltz (54) combining for 184 career appearances. The unit's combined 282 goals and 407 points are both top marks among all attack trios in the country.
800 - With Wednesday's win against No. 5 Albany, Maryland became the third program in Division I history to total 800 all-time wins. The Terps are currently 800-266-4 (.749) since their inception as a varsity program in 1924.