Ikeda, Rambo, Raffa guide Maryland to key top-10 victory against Princeton
Maryland counted a convincing win against a top-10 opponent to earn NCAA.com Men’s Lacrosse Team of the Week honors for games played March 3 through March 9.
The Terrapins (4-1) trounced then-No. 10 Princeton 11-4 behind a hat trick from sophomore Matt Rambo and resistance steered by Big 10 Defensive Player of the Week Casey Ikeda.
Maryland led 3-2 at halftime, but used a six-goal run, including three goals over the span of 1:26 and two goals from Jay Carlson that came just nine seconds apart, to open a commanding 10-3 lead.
The run was keyed by All-American faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa, who won seven of nine faceoffs in the third quarter and 13 of 20 during the game.
Maryland visits No. 15 Villanova Saturday, March 14.
No. 13 Harvard (4-1)
Harvard delivered a trio of home victories, winning convincingly against Quinnipiac, Penn State and No. 20 Holy Cross. Devin Dwyer matched program records for points and assists in a game against the Crusaders. The junior totaled four goals and eight assists.
No. 18 Brown (4-0)
Brown’s offense lit up the scoreboard in road wins at Hartford and Michigan. The Bears outscored their two opponents 39-20 with sophomore Dylan Malloy combining for 14 goals in the span. Brown and Harvard meet in Providence, Rhode Island, Saturday.