Maryland Women’s Lacrosse nabs sixth win over ranked opponent

The Maryland Women’s Lacrosse team continued their undefeated campaign in 2017 as they took down No. 15 Virginia 16-11 at Klockner Stadium.

This game was closer than most have been for the Terps, with the Cavaliers up 4-2 with ten minutes remaining in the first period. Maryland then showed why it is the top-ranked team in the country.

The Terps took over to end the first half, going into halftime leading 7-6. The highlight of the half was when Caroline Steele scored, and just 11 seconds later Megan Whittle did the same.

Steele finished with a career high seven points, as she recorded five goals and two assists. Two Maryland players had four points, Whittle who scored three times with one assist, and Zoe Stukenberg who assisted three times while scoring once.

The score was all even at ten with 14 minutes to play, but Maryland went on a quite the streak. They scored six consecutive goals in just over ten minutes to put the game out of reach.

Brindi Griffin, who has really burst on the scene as of late, was a big reason for the Terps’ late success. She scored twice in under 90 seconds to extend the lead to five.

Megan Taylor did not have her best game of the season with just a .476 save percentage, but did come up big when it mattered most. She recorded seven of her ten saves in the second half, and allowed just one goal in the last 14:30.

Maryland, now 12-0, will now travel up to Piscataway to face Rutgers. The game against the Scarlet Knights will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday as Maryland tries to stay perfect.

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