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Maryland and UVA go head-to-head for the 2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship
Maryland and UVA go head-to-head  for the  2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship

The unseeded Maryland Terrapins outmuscled defending national champions, Duke Blue Devils, last Saturday in the semi-finals to propel them into the 2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship.

They take on ACC rival and 7th-seeded Virginia Cavaliers at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Monday, May 30th. This game could change history as no team seeded lower than five has ever claimed the national title. The Terps are hungry for a win since they haven’t won a championship game since 1975.

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant Jr.’s famous saying, “Offense wins games, but Defense wins Championships,” could give the Terps an edge, as they are the fourth best defense in the country. They allowed only seven goals per game this year compared to Virginia’s young backfield giving up an average of 10 goals a game. MD senior attackman Ryan Young and Grant Catalino could easily manipulate the Hoos weak defense but need to control ACC player of the year, Steele Stanwick, in order to come out victorious.

You can catch the game in Baltimore or watch today at 3:30 on ESPN.