Maryland Lady Terrapins outlast Rutgers, 14-12. College Park, Maryland played host to a battle between two rated teams in D1 Women’s Lacrosse. The #23 Rutgers Lady Scarlet Knights (3-6) waged a nice comeback but fell short against the #9 Lady Terps off Maryland (6-3) in a Thursday evening battle.
The squads exchanged goals for the first 12 minutes and were tied up, 3-3. Catie May (2g,2a) started the festivities for Maryland with just :57 played. Hannah Hollingsworth (3g) had an answer at 23:18 but, Maryland went up, 2-1 off Hannah Werther (4g) marker one minute later. Lauren Ellis (1g) for Rutgers and and Libby May (3g,2) kept the back and forth going.
Marin Hartshorn (3g,5a) got it tied again before Maryland would go on a run with Hannah Werther getting a pair for her first-half hat trick, Beindi Griffin (3g,1a), Werther’s 4th and Hannah Leubecker (1g) put the Terps in front, 8-3. Hartshorn added a pair for her hatty followed by Hollingsworth and with :29 left Cassidy Spills (3g) brought Rutgers back to an 8-7 disadvantage at the half.
Griffin and Catie May made it 10-7 but Julia Lytle (2g) and Spilis countered. Libby May (2g,2a) and Shaylan Ahearn answered to put the Terps in front, 12-9. Rutgers got hot and suddenly it was 12-12 when Lytle, Spilis and Hollingsworth hit rope 3:47 apart. Ahearn and Griffin slammed the door on the 14-12 victory.
We just stuck to our game plan and played for one another,” said Rutgers head coach Melissa Lehman. “This team has a ton of fight, and I’m proud of the way they battled and chipped away one goal at a time. To come back in the second half and tie it up late is a testament to the belief they have in one another.”
And Another Thing
Shots on Goal favored Rutgers, 23-18 as well. Turnovers had Maryland with 17 and the Knights 20. Ground balls were 23-18 The Terps. Hartshorn enjoyed a career-high with her eight-point contest. Maryland Lady Terrapins outlast Rutgers.