But as the rest of us got very cold, the Terps suddenly got very hot. During their next 11 matches, they scored 20 goals and went 9-2.
That mark included an amazing run through the NCAA Tournament, during which Maryland didn't concede a single tally en route to winning the school's fourth NCAA championship in December.
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Issue 250: December 2018 / January 2019