COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Led by offensive career highs from seniors Zoe Stukenberg and Caroline Wannen, the No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team (5-0) took down Boston College (6-3), 21-13, Wednesday evening at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
“I think tonight we went on runs of great plays and not-so-great plays,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “We executed really well on offense. I thought it looked smooth, and we had a lot of different scorers and a lot of good looks. I think we fought hard for the entire game, and so did Boston College.”
Stukenberg tied a career high with five goals while setting new personal bests with four assists and nine points. Wannen posted a career-high eight points (5G, 3A), all in the second half.
Maryland hit 21 goals in a game for the first time since March 20, 2012. The Terrapins tallied 13 second-half goals.
The Terps began the game on a 4-0 run with two goals from Hartshorn. After the Eagles responded with four to tie the game, Whittle tallied her second of the game on a free position. Boston College scored once more but Stukenberg, Steele and Hartshorn responded with goals in less than two minutes.
The Eagles scores the last two goals of the first half as Maryland took an 8-7 lead into the break.
Maryland opened the second half with six straight goals, led off by senior defender Nadine Hadnagy’s second career goal. Wanne and Stukenberg combined for three of the next four goals. The last five goals of the streak came within 1:28.
The teams traded goals, and Steele, Wannen and Stukenberg finished the game’s scoring.
Defensively, Stukenberg led the Terps with two caused turnovers while Stukenberg and senior defender Morgan Torggler each picked up four ground balls. Stukenberg and Hartshorn each notched six draw controls.
Sophomore goalie Megan Taylor finished the game with seven saves and two ground balls.
The Terps return to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex Saturday to host No. 4 Syracuse at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.