How worried should Maryland be after Saturday's 10-8 loss to No. 4
Not at all. I think Maryland has great senior leadership. I think they’re a team that has played in the last two national championship games. The cast of characters that played in those two games, many of them are still on this team. I think they’re a hungry team with seniors like the Bernhardt brothers. [Goalkeeper] Niko Amato is a redshirt junior, [attackman] Owen Blye is a senior. There are four-year guys like [attackman] Kevin Cooper that have been around for so long and have seen their seasons end on that Monday. I think they’re a dialed-in bunch of guys. They have a great coach in
Would it be fair to say that the 15-8 victory over Virginia this past Saturday was a must-win game for Johns Hopkins?
Johns Hopkins plays a strong enough schedule that if they had lost to Virginia and then they beat Maryland down the road, North Carolina and Loyola, they were going to be a big-time player in the national championship race. But I thought based on where they've been the last few weeks, they needed that type of signature win. More than just getting a W on their schedule, it was to prove to themselves that they had what it takes to rebound after having their backs against the wall. So I think from an emotional and mental standpoint, they needed that win. I don't think they needed that win in terms of a mathematical projection to getting to the playoffs because their schedule is so strong down the stretch.