Fear Of The Turtle Returns.


It’s back.

Yes ladies and gentleman, Division I lacrosse has returned to the field and this past weekend saw the number 2 ranked Maryland Terrapins travel 45 miles north on I-95 to take on the number 1 ranked and defending NCAA champions the Loyola Greyhounds.

The Terps spotted Loyola the first goal and then rattled off 5 unanswered goals. From there, the Terps never looked back leaving the home team and their fans to leave Loyola’s Ridley Athletic Complex saddened by a 12 – 10 loss.

We, of course, are not saddened by this at all.

Maryland is loaded this year with a better than average offense, a great defense and a great goalie. Time will tell if the team can reach its full potential, but the Terps are capable of playing for and winning the national championship in Philadelphia.

For us, even though they are far away, it is good just to see the sport back on the field. We had watched some games on television a few weeks ago, but the schedules of all schools are really kicking in. The fastest sport on grass is back.

Loyola is now 2 – 1 on the year. Maryland (3 – 0) should move up in the rankings (not that it matters) to number 1 and should be number 1 when they face hated ACC rival and perennial powerhouse Duke in Durham. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU starting at 11:00 AM on this Saturday.

Fear the turtle!

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