Apr 19, 2014; South Bend, IN, USA; Maryland Terrapins fans hold up signs spelling Terps during the second quarter of the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Arlotta Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Terrapins Lacrosse and Baseball hope to exit the ACC with a bang

Both lacrosse teams are Final Four bound and the baseball team is headed to the ACC tournament.

It was a great weekend for the men’s and women’s lacrosse programs as well as the baseball program at Maryland.

Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams came away with victories and have punched their way in to the final four.

The Terps baseball program is ACC tournament bound for the first time since 2005 and it doesn’t seem like they want the season to end there.

Men’s Lacrosse

From being picked to finished last in the ACC to now making their 22nd appearance in the NCAA final four, these Terrapins have proved that they are an elite team.

On Saturday, the number seven seeded Maryland Terrapins played the Bryant Bulldogs in the NCAA quarterfinals. Maryland (13-3) played great lacrosse which helped them earn a 16-8 win over Bryant (16-5).

One of the highlights of the game came from senior Mike Chanenchuck who became the first Terp to register nine points in a game since 1979. Chanenchuck finished the game with five goals and four assists to help lead the Terps to the win in front of a record crowd of 13,519 at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.

Maryland will play the number six seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, May 24 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

Women’s Lacrosse

For the Maryland women’s lacrosse team, they’ve had their eyes set on one thing all season.

A national championship.

With Saturday’s decisive win over the Duke Blue Devils, the Terps are know headed back to the final four and are two wins away from their goal.

Taylor Cummings scored five goals to lead Maryland to a dominating 15-8 win against rival Duke Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship in College Park, MD.

Maryland will face the number five seed Northwestern Wildcats on Friday, May 23 at 7pm in the national semifinals at Towson Univiersity.

Baseball

Maryland baseball has seen a resurgence ever since head coach John Szefc took over last season. The Terps have won at least 30 games in his first two seasons as skipper.

The Terrapins have compiled a 34-19 record in 2014 which has helped them to earn their first ACC tournament appearance since 2005.

Maryland has been seeded sixth in this years tournament and will begin pool play on Thursday, May 22 at 11am against Virginia.

The Terps then face Florida State at 11 a.m. on Friday and finish out pool play Saturday at 3 p.m. against the North Carolina-NC State winner.

Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its pool Wednesday through Saturday (May 21-24). The two teams with the best records within their respective pools will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 25, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

The two pools winners will play Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for the 2014 ACC Championship.

Can the Terps make a run in pool play and find themselves in a position to win an ACC championship?  This will be the last opportunity for a Maryland team to win an ACC championship before they join the Big Ten.

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