Shannon Kavanagh scored eight goals for the Gators.
Catie May, Brindi Griffin and Kali Hartshorn combined for 11 goals in the rout
The Terps return only one starting defender from last year’s title-winning squad.
The Terps didn’t have the legs to keep up with Wake Forest — despite numerous second half chances.
Ei Crognale and Isaac Ngobu starred as the Terps advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
“We grew into the game, and certainly were the worthy winners.”
“He knows exactly what he’s dong in there. He’s played there his whole life and he has a professional mentality.”
Lacking its usual flowing attack, Maryland was forced to play a gritty, defensive game — a method they couldn’t sustain.
The Terps survived for 103 minutes, but fell on a Jack Maher penalty kick.
Nick Richardson and Jacob Chakroun stepped up as Maryland beat Northwestern 1-0.