UMBC Keeps Upsetting No. 1 Teams, This Time In Men’s Lacrosse

UMBC — The University of Maryland, Baltimore County — did the unthinkable during the 2018 NCAA Tournament, knocking off No. 1 overall seed Virginia in the opening round. It was the first time in the history of March Madness that a No. 16 seed was able to knock off a No. 1 seed.

Over the weekend, the Retrievers pulled out some magic again.

During a Friday night men’s lacrosse game between UMBC and No. 1 Albany, the Retrievers proved to be the top dogs and came away with a stunning 11-7 victory over the Great Danes.

UMBC entered the match on a four-game losing streak and with a lowly 2-7 record, but they proved that Retrievers teams will always show up when it’s against the No. 1 teams. Albany, meanwhile, was undefeated entering the game and riding a 31-game regular season conference winning streak.

Naturally, UMBC’s Twitter account brought out some heat to celebrate the big win.

Got this stuck in our heads for some reason

— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) April 7, 2018

They even said hello to the Alabama football program.

.@AlabamaFTBL hello

— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) April 7, 2018

Just saying hello, we've be having some fun with No.1 teams lately, we don't have a football team, though

— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) April 7, 2018

Well played, UMBC.

Not only are their basketball and men’s lacrosse teams on point, they’ve got a savage leading the social media team.

If you want to see some of the highlights from the Retrievers’ impressive upset of the top-ranked Great Danes, check them out below:

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