Hartshorn and Terps steamroll Scarlet Knights

(Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics)

By Noah Gross

The No.1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team defeated Rutgers Saturday by a score of 20-8, improving to 13-0 on the season.

The Terrapins dominated the game from start to finish, scoring the first six goals of the game and not looking back. Maryland finished with a whopping 13 goals in the first half.

Kali Hartshorn, who paced the Terps with five goals, scored four times in the first half. The freshman added an assist, and finished another game with a stuffed stat sheet.

Junior Megan Whittle had another ho-hum game, tallying just four goals. All of those came in the first 20 minutes of the game as the bench got a lot of playing time late.

Maryland is a very deep team, and that depth has been used recently because the Terrapins have been blowing teams out. The starters have received some very well deserved rest.

Goalkeeper Megan Taylor did not play a single minute in the second half, after allowing five goals and recording three saves in the first half. Emily Kift and Emma Moss both received at least eight minutes of playing time.

Theo Kwas and Taylor Hensh both made the most of their extended playing time late in the game. Both finished with three points, Hensh with two goals and one assist, and Kwas with one goal and two assists.

The Terps have scored at least eleven goals in every game this season, which is a testament to how potent the offense is. In their last five games, they have scored at least 16 each time out.

Maryland and the Terps head back to College Park after a two-game stretch away from home. No.7 Princeton will travel to Maryland for a 7 p.m. showdown against the top-ranked team in the country Wednesday night.

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