Maryland Lady Terrapins Outlast Rutgers

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.

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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.

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