By Ryan Homler
The no. 1 Maryland Terrapins Women’s Lacrosse team took down no.11 Penn on Wednesday night in College Park by a score of 11-7 to improve to 8-0 on the season.
The Terps, who recorded their third consecutive win over a ranked opponent, were once again lead by a stout defense. Sophomore goalie Megan Taylor, who missed the last game with an injury, returned to the starting lineup tonight and looked as healthy as ever.
Taylor only allowed seven goals, recorded 12 saves and finished with a save percentage of 63 percent. Maryland has now held opposing offenses to single digit goal totals in three of their last four contests.
On offense, it was a relatively quiet night for the Terps. Eleven goals is no easy feat, but Maryland’s offense had come into tonight’s game on fire averaging 18.25 points per game in their last four contests. Three goals a piece from sophomore Jen Giles and freshman Kali Hartshorn along with two scores from junior Megan Whittle were just enough to help the Terps continue their impressive start.
The Penn attack was led by junior Caroline Cummings and her three goals while senior Emily Rogers-Healion added two of her own. Senior goalie Britt Brown recorded 12 saves and finished with a save percentage of 52 percent.
The Terps will now take a short trip down south as they prepare to take on James Madison in Harrisonburg, Virginia on Saturday at 2 p.m.