April 2, 2010
Johnson, who has scored in all 33 matches she has appeared in at Maryland, scored a game-high four goals and added an assist for five points on the day. Black put three in the back of the net while Tewaaraton nominees Caitlyn McFadden and Sarah Mollison each added two scores.
Penn opened the match, which featured two of the four NCAA semifinalists from 2009, with a goal from Emma Spiro at 25:21 for the early lead before reigning Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week Katie Schwarzmann and Johnson put the Terps on top with 16 minutes remaining in the half. The Quakers tied the game back up with a free position at 10:15 before Maryland tallied the second lead change of the contest with a McFadden score assisted by Schwarzmann at 7:14. The Terps outscored Penn 2-1 to close out the period with a 5-3 advantage.
Johnson opened the second period with a pair of goals to give Maryland a decisive 7-3 advantage. Penn's Ali DeLuca stopped Maryland's 4-0 run with her Quaker-best 27th goal of the year at 21:18. A pair of scores from McFadden and Black pushed the Terps' cushion to five as the Terrapin defense held Penn to only one goal in the final 13 minutes while the offense tacked on three more goals to keep its record a perfect 12-0.
"Overall, I'm really proud of how we played," head coach Cathy Reese, whose team appeared in its first televised game this season on Friday, said. "We moved the ball really well and were able to pick up a lot of assisted goals. Defensively, we played really smart and were able to hold a very good Penn team to only six goals."
Mary Jordan, after earning a pair of wins in each of Maryland's last contests, garnered the start in the cage and made a pair of saves to move to 3-0 in 2010. The Terrapin defense held Penn to 13 shots in the match while causing six Quaker turnovers, led by three from McFadden. Maryland's defense has held 11 of its 12 opponents to ten or fewer goals this season while topping its sixth top-ten ranked foe.
The Terps move to 14-2 all-time against Penn and continue their three-game road swing with a critical ACC match at No. 3 North Carolina Saturday.