Griffin had 5 goals, while Maddie McSally tallied 17 saves.
A 10-0 first half run put the game out of reach.
Maryland dropped its third game in a row.
Shannon Kavanagh scored eight goals for the Gators.
Catie May, Brindi Griffin and Kali Hartshorn combined for 11 goals in the rout
The Terps return only one starting defender from last year’s title-winning squad.
The Terps didn’t have the legs to keep up with Wake Forest — despite numerous second half chances.
Ei Crognale and Isaac Ngobu starred as the Terps advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
“We grew into the game, and certainly were the worthy winners.”
“He knows exactly what he’s dong in there. He’s played there his whole life and he has a professional mentality.”