Maryland University's second-ranked lacrosse team rallied from a four-point, fourth-period deficit in regulation then outscored Washington-Lee, 5-3, in overtime to earn a 17-15 triumph today at Wilson Field.

The Terrapins improved their record to 7-0 while sixth-ranked Washington-Lee dropped to 8-3.

The Generals took a 7-3 halftime advantage and kept the four-point lead into the fourth period as each team registered three third-period goals.

Washington-Lee had a two-player advantage for the initial 43 seconds of the fourth period but could not score. Maryland's defensive stand sparked the Terrapins and they scored four the Terrapins and they scored four consecutive goals in a 4 1/2-minute span to tie the game at 10-all with 11 minutes remaining in regulation.

Jack Dudley's goal with 7:37 left gave the Generals their last lead, 11-10, Maryland's Lance Kohler scored with 4:14 left and teammate Pete Worstel added another goal to give the Terrapins a 12-11 advantage with 3:40 to play. Dudley sentthe contest into overtime with a goal at 1:10 in regulation.

Forty-seven seconds into overtime. Maryland's Kevin Boland scored. Greg Rumpf added another Terrapin goal 46 seconds later to give Maryland a 14-12 margin.

Chris Kearney scored Washington-Lee's fourth extra-man goal of the game, and second in overtime, with 40 seconds remaining to narrow Maryland's lead to 16-15. Boland took Bob Boncillo's fourth assist of the game and scored with five seconds left.

Maryland, which got a 45-yard goal from Billy Gould in the fourth period, was penalized 13 times for 9 1/2 minutes. The Generals were penalized twice for 1:30.