COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Freshman midfielder Kali Hartshorn led the Terps with six points as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (14-0) defeated No. 7 Princeton (9-2) 18-12 Wednesday evening at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
“We came out strong and had a great opening 10 minutes of the game,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “This is our final nonconference game of the regular season, and to get a win over a top-10 opponent is great.”
Hartshorn scored five goals and added one assist while junior attacker Megan Whittle also scored five. Sophomore midfielder Jen Giles posted four goals and one assist while senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg tallied three goals and one assist.
Stukenberg and sophomore defender Julia Braig each caused three turnovers and had five ground balls.
The Terps scored six straight goals within eight minutes of the opening draw, including three from Hartshorn. Whittle notched her third as Maryland took a 9-2 lead at 11:40. Stukenberg tallied her first goal on a free position at 3:04 before the Tigers scored two straight as the Terps took a 12-6 lead into halftime.
Whittle and Hartshorn scored early in the second half and Stukenberg posted two straight goals as Maryland went ahead 16-7 at 19:43. Princeton scored five of the last seven as Maryland's last two goals came from Giles.
Hartshorn also led the Terps with five draw controls while Stukenberg had four.
Sophomore goalie Megan Taylor finished the game with 11 saves and two ground balls.
The Terps host Ohio State in their home finale on Saturday at noon. Maryland will honor seniors Lindsay Biondi, Nadine Hadnagy, Emily Kift, Theo Kwas, Deb Milani, Bairre Reilly, Zoe Stukenberg, Morgan Torggler and Caroline Wannen before the game.