By Timothy Ryan
The Maryland Terrapins dropped their second straight game on Sunday, falling 3-2 in overtime at Northwestern.
The Terps let up two goals in the first 12 minutes of the game, one to junior defensemen Henry Herrill and another to junior forward Joey Calistri on a breakaway.
But Maryland responded in the 25th minute with a penalty kick goal from junior midfielder Mael Corboz to make it 2-1 going into the half.
The Terps launched seven shots in the first half while only giving up two, but both of Northwestern’s shots found the back of the net, while only one of Maryland’s ended up in the same destination.
It was more of the same in the second half, as the Terps took four corners and outshot the Wildcats 8-4.
Before the 85th minute, however, it looked like the Terps dominance in shot totals would go unrewarded. But then, with just under five minutes left in regulation freshman forward Jeroen Meefout scored from eight yards out to tie the game at two and send the contest to overtime.
The extra period did not last long though, as Northwestern junior midfielder Cole Missimo scored one minute into overtime to hand the Terps their fifth loss of the year.
The loss drops the Terps to 3-5-2 on the season and 1-2-1 in the Big Ten. Maryland will have a chance to end its losing streak on Wednesday at home against VCU at 7 p.m.