#1 Terps Run Past Michigan, 20-7

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April 1, 2017 || Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Ten different Terps scored goals as the No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team (11-0, 2-0 B1G) routed Michigan (4-9, 1-2) Saturday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

“We were able to get a lot of people playing time, and I think everyone did a great job,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “It’s great when a lot of people can get significant playing time and contribute to the win. We hosted our annual Type 1 Diabetes Awareness game, raise some money and support a great cause.”

The Terps wore blue warmups and socks for the team’s third annual Type 1 Diabetes Awareness game. Reese’s oldest son, Riley, has Type 1 Diabetes. Last season, Maryland raised more than $15,500 after raising more than $12,000 in their first effort in 2015.

Junior attacker Megan Whittle and sophomore midfielder Jen Giles each had three goals and one assist while freshmen Kali Hartshorn and Brindi Griffin also chipped in hat tricks. Junior attacker Taylor Hensh found the back of the net twice and senior attacker Caroline Wannen, junior attacker Kacie Longo and freshmen midfielders Nikki Sliwak and Hannah Warther each scored once.

Senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg led the Terps with three assists. Stukenberg and senior defender Nadine Hadnagy each caused two turnovers.

Giles scored twice and Wannen added a goal as Maryland took a 3-0 lead at 22:22. Michigan responded with back-to-back goals, but the Terps scored 10 straight to take a 13-2 lead into halftime. Hartshorn tallied all three of her goals within 3:23 in the run while Giles completed her hat trick at 11:04.

Michigan scored two of the first three goals to start the second half. Whittle, Griffin and Steele posted three straight, and Sliwak scored her first career goal at 11:31. Warther notched the final goal of the game at 1:05 off a pass from Sliwak.

All three Maryland goalies saw action vs. the Wolverines. Sophomore Megan Taylor made six saves while allowing just two goals in the first half. Senior Emily Kift and junior Emma Moss split time in the second half and both made two saves.

Maryland goes on the road to face No. 17 Virginia (7-4) next Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m.