With the return of key leaders on both ends of the field, coach John Tillman’s squad is poised to defend its Big Ten title.
The Terps suffered their fifth loss in the national championship game under coach John Tillman.
The Terps were dominant all game, holding the Blue Devils to a season-low five goals.
DeMaio needed just 39 seconds of overtime to claim a victory for the Terps and set a date with Duke in the semifinals.
Jared Bernhardt and Nick Grill were named the conference's offensive and defensive player of the year, respectively.
The Terps went on a 7-0 run in the second and third quarters, including a strike from goalie Logan McNaney.
The Terps scored eight unanswered goals in the third period to put the game away.
Fueled by a strong returning class and some experienced newcomers, the Terps are poised to compete at the top of the Big Ten.
The Terps raised $48,000 for charity.
“People don’t dream about being on scout team,” midfielder Roman Puglise said. “But those scout guys accept their role.”