After Louisville knocked off 1-seeded Northwestern, they would get their hacks against 2-seeded Maryland. But Maryland, who has just one loss this season, was too much for the Cardinals in their 3-1 victory. Jake Pace scored the second goal for Maryland just before the half, which put the Terrapins up for good while Patrick Mullins added the insurance goal. The Terrapins move on to face 3-seeded Georgetown in the national semifinals on Friday in Hoover, Alabama.
Maryland has reached the semifinals for the first time since 2008, when they went on to win the NCAA title. Since then, the Terrapins had previously been unable to advance past the quarterfinal round.
Their 19-1-2 record this season was good enough to win the Atlantic Coast Conference, the third time in five years Maryland has done so. Adding the fact that they won the ACC Tournament and this could be the best Terrapins team since the title run.
Maryland is the highest-seeded team remaining in the tournament, and having dispatched Brown, Coastal Carolina and now Louisville. The Cardinals defeated the Terrapins in last year's tournament.