News Release, UM Terps
COLLEGE PARK, Md. —The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team capped off a perfect regular season with a 19-12 win over No. 23 Johns Hopkins to win their fifth-straight Big Ten Outright Regular Season Championship.
Since the Terps entered the Big Ten in 2015, Maryland has never lost a regular season conference game, now standing at 28-0 in Maryland’s five years in the league. Dating back to whenCathy Reesebecame head coach in 2007 and the Terps were in the ACC, Maryland has won the regular season championship in 11 of 13 seasons.
“So proud of my team for how we’ve handled and responded every bit of the way this season,” said head coachCathy Reese. “Happy for our girls that they get to celebrate and enjoy being Big Ten Regular Season Champions.”
Graduate studentErica Evansled the effort offensively with a season-high seven points with six goals and one assist as well as a groundball and caused turnover. All of Maryland’s scoring was done by five players, all with hat-tricks as juniorKali Hartshornposted four goals, seniorsJen GilesandCaroline Steeleeach had three goals and two assists and juniorBrindi Griffinnotched three goals and one assist.
Maryland secured 19 draw controls led by a career-high 10 by juniorLizzie Colsonand eight by Hartshorn. The Terps only turned the ball over five times, opposed to the Blue Jays 13 and caused eight, led by two from seniorJulia Braig.
Down 1-0, Maryland went on a five goal run with two from Evans, and one apiece by Steele, B. Griffin and Giles. After Hopkins responded with two straight, B. Griffin and Giles got two more. Maryland led 8-5 at the half. Giles had four first half points with two goals and two assists.
Hartshorn had all four of her goals in the second half to lead an 11 goal effort. Steele had four second half points with two goals and two assists as well the duo got the Terps out to their biggest lead at 19-10 before finishing the game with a 19-12 advantage.
With the win, Maryland capped off their fourth undefeated regular season in the past five seasons at 17-0.
The Terps now will head to the Big Ten Tournament at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore where they are the No. 1 seed. Maryland will play No. 4 Penn State on Friday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.Print Friendly Version