Saturday, 23 September 2017

Top-seeded Maryland overwhelms High Point, 21-6, to reach NCAA women’s lacrosse quarterfinals – Baltimore Sun

Friday night, High Point’s women’s lacrosse team won the first NCAA tournament game in the program’s history. Sunday, No. 1 Maryland showed the Panthers just how much further they have to go.

The Terps, seeded No. 1 in the tournament for a fifth straight year, took a 10-goal lead late in the first half and rolled, 21-6, for their 64th straight victory at Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.

Maryland (20-0) will host No. 8-seeded Stony Brook in the quarterfinals Saturday at noon at the complex. The Seawolves (20-1) defeated Northwestern, 13-9, Sunday to advance to that round for the first time in program history.

In the offensive blitz against High Point, the Terps matched their season-high scoring output. Megan Whittle (McDonogh) led the way with five goals, while Zoe Stukenberg (Marriotts Ridge) had three goals and two assists. Kacie Longo (South River) scored a career-high four goals, and Caroline Steele (Severn) contributed two goals and two assists.

Despite the offensive outpouring, the Terps defense set the tone early. It forced a 90-second shot-clock turnover on High Point’s first possession, and Megan Taylor (Glenelg) made saves on the Panthers’ next two possessions.

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