With the cheers of the Maryland locker room in the background, Brown's Dylan Molloy hobbled to the interview room podium. Bears coach Lars Tiffany said the nation's most productive attack played with a broken foot Saturday in the second semifinal game, a 15-14 overtime win for Maryland.

Molloy said the decision to play was not made at game time, not for him, at least.

"I was going regardless," Molloy said. "Being on the sidelines is the hardest thing ever."

Despite his efforts, top-seeded Maryland continued its winning streak at Lincoln Financial Field, clinching its 16th straight victory and a ticket to the Division I men's lacrosse championship game.

Terps attack Matt Rambo, a La Salle High School graduate, passed the ball to Colin Heacock, who scored the winning goal less than two minutes into overtime.

Rambo scored one goal himself and made a career-high five assists. Heacock and Dylan Maltz led the team with three goals each. Nine players scored in the win.

"We kind of knew that's what needed to be," Maryland coach John Tillman said. "We weren't going to have one guy bring us home."

His Terrapins (17-2) took an early lead, but Brown (16-3) responded quickly with the help of Haverford School graduates Henry Blynn, who logged two goals and two assists, and Will Gural, who won 20 of 31 faceoffs, 7 of 8 in the fourth quarter.

Maryland held Brown scoreless for 21 minutes and 35 seconds mid-game. But goalie Jack Kelly kept the Bears in the game, making 10 saves in the third quarter alone.

The Terrapins will take on unseeded North Carolina at 1 p.m. Monday, marking the first time the women's and men's finals will feature the same two schools.

"I think our kids are mature enough to realize you don't come to Maryland to play in the championship," Tillman said. "You come to win the championship."

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