From coach Alex Clemsen’s perspective, handball offers his wrestlers a chance to see the sport of wrestling in a different light.
The Terps' dazzling season ended in College Park against the Huskies after falling behind by five runs early.
The Terps will take on the Huskies again on Monday with a spot in the super regionals on the line.
The Terps fell behind early and will face elimination on Sunday.
The Terps had 20 hits and were powered by an 11-strikeout performance by starting pitcher Ryan Ramsey.
The Terps outscored the Fighting Illini, 20-13, in Saturday’s two-game, 19-inning affair.
The Terps notched their best record under coach Alex Clemsen at 7-12, but went winless in conference play for the sixth straight season.
Led by a pair of home runs from Matt Shaw, the Terps leveled their series with the Patriots.
Trinity Schlotterbeck pitched over four shutout innings to boost the Terps to victory.
None of Kyle Cochran, Dominic Solis or Jaron Smith managed to earn themselves a spot on the All-America team.