Sandoval wasn’t ready to give up on his time with the Terps despite initially deciding to move on when graduating last spring.
Any chance of back-to-back conference wins for the Terps after they notched their first in 63 matches on Friday was stomped early by the top-ranked Nittany Lions.
The Terps snapped a streak that's spanned since 2016 against the Boilermakers.
King Sandoval and Michael North both lost in their first bouts back.
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 Dominic Solis and Kyle Cochran, the Terps put up an improved showing at the tournament compared to previous years.
The Terps finished in 13th, their best performance at the Big Ten championships since 2018.
After going winless in conference play this season, the Terps are hoping for a different outcome in the postseason.
The senior Terps succeeded in what could be their last duals for the program.
The Terps went down early, but scored 18 unanswered points to take a commanding lead over the Eagles.