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What wasn’t unique was Friday’s outcome. The local lacrosse rivalry might have arrived at an indefinite hiatus, basketball-related squabbling perhaps shelving the rivalry for some time to come.

Yet the final scheduled meeting between the two, though, was decided like so many others – with Maryland winning in a rout. The Terps improved to 10-2 all-time against the Hoyas, with Maryland winning six of the regular-season meetings in the last 10 years by at least five goals.

That included a 20-8 pummeling last year in College Park, a game nearly emulated before Maryland yanked its starters while the Hoyas left in their first-teamers at the end and wound up with a respectable margin.

“I didn’t expect this in a million years,” Tillman said. “There was no way I expected this game to be what it was last year.”

Instead, Cummings played a big part in ensuring the Terps would retain Beltway bragging rights for the next year and probably longer.

“I definitely had opportunities, and I was thankful I finished them, but I also had some that I missed, and I can definitely improve,” Cummings said.

He likely will – and, as usual, make Maryland better along the way.