Virginia Struggles In Loss To Maryland, But Will Try To Use It For 2023 Fuel

Maryland has finally gotten rid of its postseason pest. The Virginia men’s lacrosse team was eliminated by Maryland, 18-9, in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals in a championship rematch from a season ago. Before this matchup, the Cavaliers held a five-game winning streak in the postseason over the Terrapins, which dates back to 2003.

After a strong start to the season, the Cavaliers faced some adversity after their first loss to Maryland, but they managed to get back to full strength. In the end, an unlucky draw of facing the Terrapins early cut the Cavaliers’ season short and ended their reign as two-time defending champions.

For UVA coach Lars Tiffany, it was clear to him before and now who the best team in the country is.

“We’ve been fortunate the last two full seasons in ‘19 and ‘21 to finish our seasons holding up the National Championship trophy,” Tiffany said. “It’s hard to not have the Final Four be a part of the Virginia lacrosse season. But there’s a reason it’s ended and it’s because we’ve just faced, in my opinion, the best team in the last 16 years.”