Friday, 18 August 2017

Women’s lacrosse tournament: No. 1 Maryland mounts comeback to beat Stony Brook, advance to semifinals – NCAA.com


COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Taylor Hensh scored with 2:14 remaining to give the Terps their first lead of the day as the No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team (21-0) came from behind to beat No. 4 Stony Brook (20-2) 13-12 in the NCAA quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.

“Credit to Stony Brook, they had a great season and came out and played very well today,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “I’m proud of the way this team grouped together and fought their way back to win today.”

Maryland advances to its ninth straight semifinals. The senior class went 46-0 in College Park in their four years as Terps.

Senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg led the Terps with five points (3G, 2A) while sophomore midfielder Jen Giles (2G, 2A) and Hensh (3G, 1A) had four.

The Seawolves went up 1-0 at 26:37 before pushing the lead to 5-1 10 minutes later. The Terps rattled off three straight goals from Brindi Griffin, Kali Hartshorn and Stukenberg to cut the lead to 6-5. After another Stony Brook goal, Stukenberg scored as the clock expired as Maryland went into halftime down one, 7-6.