By: Connor Hoyt
Losing streaks were at odds Thursday, when Maryland arrived in West Lafayette to square off against Purdue.
The Boilermakers, having dropped six consecutive games, played host to a Maryland team that had lost five in a row.
Following 78 minutes of gridlock, Purdue finally broke a 0-0 tie on Dannah Williams’ first goal of the season.
After a first half in which the conference foes recorded a total of two shots on goal, it looked as though a draw was imminent. Regardless of the outcome though, the Terps’ biggest setback was an apparent knee injury suffered by Jarena Harmon. Sophomore Cassie Phillips replaced Harmon, the team’s second leading-scorer, in the 33rd minute. The forward returned to the action in the 76th minute.
Rachel Egyed was in goal for the Terps, after she played wire to wire against Penn State Sunday. Egyed was tested in the second half, as Purdue took 13 shots in the period, three of which were on goal. Ultimately, the redshirt sophomore could only withhold the Boilermaker attack for so long.
Maryland returns to College Park this weekend for a Sunday showdown with Indiana. The Hoosiers have posted a 2-3-2 record in conference play, good for ninth place in the Big Ten. The Terps, at 1-7-0 in the Big Ten, now find themselves in last place.