COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland Men's and Women's lacrosse teams will both be in quarterfinal action this Saturday with a chance at the Final Four on the line.
To get there, they both had come-from-behind wins.
The men's team beat 6th seeded Towson in overtime in first round NCAA tournament action.
Next up is the Terps former ACC rival, Virginia.
Head coach John Tillman realizes some reminiscing will go in with this match-up.
“We grow up and we watch some teams when we’re younger and then we kind of have those memories in mind," says Tillman. "And then when you see those two programs meet again it does bring up some cool memories and I think it gets people excited.”
Louis Dubick, a third generation Terps Lacrosse player, scored the game-winner in overtime.
"We know in overtime the longer it goes the more your heart pounds a little bit," says Dubick. "Luckily it was me Sunday, at Ohio State it was Jared and if we're lucky enough to be in same position Saturday, it'll be someone else on our team."
Like the unseeded men, the women, the top seed, had to come from behind to win which made for a pretty cool vibe on campus with both teams in the tourney.
Attacker Brindi Griffin gets excited talking about it.
"Getting to play with them, having double headers, sharing a facility and being in the training room together and making it this far, it's so exciting," says Griffin. "We both love supporting each other."
Women’s head coach Cathy Reese says the road to the Final Four won’t be easy.
"There's eight teams left playing and each team, when you're in this spot, you're fighting for your life," says the Terps head coach. "You're fighting for another chance to move on."
The women rallied from a 4-0 deficit after what was termed a “fiery” time out speech from Coach Reese.
Reese and the players say they hope to get off to a faster start Saturday against Denver.