5. Scott Ratliff » Maryland midfielder Drew Snider entered the finals with 10 tournament goals, notching a hat trick in the first three rounds, but the Loyola long-stick midfielder shut out the shifty senior, who didn't get a shot off until the 2:20 mark of the fourth quarter.
4. Shooting » After hitting 16 of 29 shots -- an NCAA semifinal record 55.2 percent -- in Saturday's win over Duke, Maryland scored on only three of 29 against Loyola (10.3 percent). Most of them were wide of the goal as sophomore Jack Runkel had to make only six saves.
3. Eric Lusby » The Severna Park graduate scored five goals each in Loyola's previous two tournament wins, so there was little excuse for Maryland not to check the red-hot sniper. But Lusby scored four times to establish a new NCAA tournament record with 17 goals.
2. No Plan B » After exploiting opponents' defensive midfielders in the tournament, Maryland stuck with the plan even though it wasn't working. Loyola short-sticks Josh Hawkins and Pat Lanconi gave little ground to John Haus and Mike Chanenchuk, who went a combined 1-for-17. It got worse as the game progressed. Maryland missed its last 20 shots over the final 40:40.
1. No attack » The Terps' starting attack combined for no goals and one assist and took a combined four shots, three by No. 1 scorer Joe Cummings and none by No.?2 scorer Owen Blye.
- Kevin Dunleavy