With capacity restrictions lifted, the Terps have enjoyed an advantage as fans pack campus venues.
Freshman Caden Stafford scored the lone goal of the match, opening his Terp career on a high note.
The Terps surrendered two goals in the final six minutes of the loss to Missouri State.
Jon Koka's winning strike came with 35 seconds left as the Bears and Terps traded three goals in the final 7 minutes.
The Terps will take on Missouri State in the opening round of the tournament.
The Terps haven't lost since Cirovski shifted from his favored 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2 formation.
"If we keep playing like this, I won't be surprised to see us in the national championship.”
The Terps' victory was coach Sasho Cirovski's 400th career win.
"We think we're trending in the right direction."
Fielding an inexperienced lineup, the Terps gave up two penalties and a host of fouls against the Scarlet Knights.