COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior attacker Caroline Wannen and junior attacker Megan Whittle each had five points as the No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team (15-0, 4-0 B1G) defeated Ohio State (4-10, 0-5) 18-9 Saturday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
“It was great to get a win as we honored our seniors today,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “This is such a special group, and it’s been really cool to see them grow in their four years at Maryland.”
Before the game, the Terps honored Lindsay Biondi, Nadine Hadnagy, Emily Kift, Theo Kwas, Deb Milani, Bairre Reilly, Zoe Stukenberg, Morgan Torggler and Wannen. The 2017 senior class has posted an 81-3 overall record in their careers so far, including an impressive 42-0 record in College Park.
Wannen had two goals and three assists while Whittle had four goals and one assist. Freshman midfielder Kali Hartshorn also scored four goals and sophomore midfielder Jen Giles finished with one goal and three assists.
Senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg impacted the entire field as she had two goals, four ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers.
The Buckeyes started scoring at 25:55 before two straight goals from Whittle gave Maryland a 2-1 lead at 23:34. Whittle completed a hat trick at 17:38 and recorded her 50th goal of the season at 5:49 as the Terps took a 9-3 lead. Giles and Wannen posted the final two goals as Maryland took an 11-4 lead into halftime.
Ohio State again started the scoring in the second half and the Terps didn’t score for nearly 11 minutes before three straight goals from Wannen, Taylor Hensh and Brindi Griffin put Maryland up 14-5. Hartshorn scored three of the last four Maryland goals in the last 10:51, and Kwas assisted Reilly’s goal at 9:21. The Buckeyes notched two goals in the last five minutes but Maryland held on for the 18-9 win.
Sophomore goalie Megan Taylor made seven saves while Kift finished with three.
Maryland is back in action next Thursday, April 20, at No. 6 Penn State at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.