By Ivan Torres
Coming off back-to-back shutout loses, the Terps looked to get back in the win column and gain some momentum before the Big Ten tournament.
The lack of offense displayed certainly matched Ludwig’s “blackout” theme as the Terps and Indiana Hoosiers played to a 0-0 draw.
Indiana had the momentum early with a couple of quick shots within the first 10 minutes but Maryland’s counterattack was finding holes in the defense causing the Hooisers to pull back.
Indiana employed a 5-4-1 formation that rarely pressed and, because of this, most of Maryland’s shots came from outside of the box.
“We got impatient on shooting a couple shots from too far that had no chance,” Maryland head coach Ray Leone said. “We were in a good space in which we could have done something different but we got a lot of corners and got some threats. I can’t be disappointed in their effort.”
Tonight marked the third straight game and sixth straight half in which Maryland failed to score.
We definitely had a lot of shots tonight but we need to focus on putting them on target,” said Maryland forward Alyssa Poarch. “I give credit to Indiana’s defense. They played well tonight and didn’t allow us to do that.”
Maryland currently stands at ninth in the conference standings with three games left.
The Terps play their last home game of the season Sunday against Purdue.
“We were definitely happy to get the one point but we were wishing for three so I think going into the game on Sunday, we need to have the winning mindset a view it as a must win,” Poarch stated.
Maryland ends its regular season with trips to Michigan State and Michigan.