By Layne Litsinger
The No.1 Maryland Terrapins women’s lacrosse team kept their perfect record as they beat in-state rival No. 18 Johns Hopkins by a score of 17-9. This was the Terps last nonconference scheduled game for the season. The last time these two teams clashed was in 2009.
Redshirt senior Brooke Griffin led the Terps with five goals. Junior Taylor Cummings had four goals, Freshman Megan Whittle and Sophomore Zoe Stukenberg each had three goals, while Seniors Kelly McPartland and Erin Collins each finished with one goal apiece.
The Terps were quick to get on the board, with McPartland feeding the ball to Cummings, who scored within the first minute of the game. Immediately after this, Griffin received a feed from Cummings and rolled the crease to score.
Hopkins then cut the lead with a goal from Freshman CeCe Finney at 25:48 left in the half.
But the Terps remained relentless by scoring three more times with goals from Cummings, Stukenberg and McPartland to make the score 5-1.
Hopkins kept them in the game scoring three more goals. Two came from Junior Dene’ DiMartino, and the other came from Senior Jen Cook.
The Terps followed back with four more goals. One highlight that happened was during a Hopkins goalie save by Senior KC Emerson, Cummings was able to check the ball out of the goalie’s stick, and Griffin was able to pick up the rebound and score on an empty net. At the end of the first half the Terps were dominating by a score of 9-4.
Opening up in the second half, Hopkins was quick to score with a goal by Sophomore Haley Schweizer at 27:18. The Terps immediately followed though with two goals from Whittle and a goal from Collins.
Hopkins tried to keep them in the game scoring four more goals, but the Terps kept Hopkins from every getting close to catching up by scoring five more goals. The game closed out at a final score of 17-9.
The Terps lead a very aggressive defense, causing there to be very few shots. Goalkeeper Alex Fitzpatrick made four saves and even picked up two ground balls.
The Terps finished their nonconference games with a record of 11-0. They also finished in the regular season with a record of 6-0. The Terps will host in-conference rival Michigan this Saturday at noon. It will be their Senior Day as well.