By Ryan Homler
The Maryland Terrapins women’s lacrosse team will put its undefeated record on the line Wednesday night against Boston College in College Park, Maryland.
The Terps look to take down the Eagles, who received a votes in the Inside Lacrosse polls this week, before their big matchup with No. 4 Syracuse Saturday.
No. 1 Maryland, who boast a 4-0 record, are coming off an impressive 18-7 win over Hofstra. Senior Zoe Stukenberg led Maryland with four goals while juniors Meghan Whittle and Taylor Hensh both added three of their own.
Maryland’s offense has been clicking all season.The Terps have scored 13 or more goals in every game this season,. They are also averaging just over 15 points per game, which ranks them seventh in the nation according to NCAA.com.
Stukenberg and sophomore Jen Giles could give Boston College’s defense problems all night, as Stukenberg has scored seven goals in her last two games. Giles has scored five. Whittle, who scored five goals in one game this season, is a constant threat to put the ball in the net as well.
The Terps defense has been impressive early in the season, thanks in large part to the play of sophomore goalie Megan Taylor
Taylor recorded 10 saves during the match, and propelled her to Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for the third time this season. Opposing offense’s have had a hard time figuring Taylor out.he has a .585 save percentage and only allows 7.23 goals per game, which is good enough for fourth and fifth in the nation respectively according to NCAA.com.
Boston College currently sits at 6-2 on the season after picking up a 20-11 win over Navy Saturday. The Eagles also have experience playing against ranked opponents as they defeated No. 15 Massachusetts by a score of 18-10 earlier in the season.
Sophomore Sam Apuzzo and senior Kate Weeks lead the Eagles’ offense, averaging 14.63 goals per game. Weeks, who has scored 30 goals on the season, and Apuzzo, who has put in 25 goals of her own, will look to be the better senior-sophomore duo on the field.They face off against Maryland’s duo, Stukenberg and Giles.
Maryland hosts Boston College Wednesday at 7.p.m. at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park.