Last year, Tufts’ trip to the NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse title game was totally new; the Jumbos had never before advanced beyond the second round of the tournament.

After scoring the first NCAA team title in school history in 2010, Tufts certainly knows what it’s getting into in Sunday’s championship rematch against Salisbury (Md.).

“It could be a positive,” longtime Jumbos coach Mike Daly said. “Or it could be a negative, for all we know. At the end of the day, we’re just trying to keep our circles pretty closed and make sure we’re focused on the important things.”

Tufts, which practiced at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday to prepare for Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday night, has won six straight, and nine of 10.

Salisbury is 20-1 on the season.