Feb. 19, 2014
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - In its second consecutive game against a ranked opponent, the Boston University women's lacrosse team suffered an 18-8 setback at No. 2/3 Maryland on Wednesday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. BU falls to 0-2 on the season while Maryland, last year's NCAA national runner-up, improves to 3-0.
Freshman Taylor Hardison led the Terriers with two goals and an assist while senior Sydney Godett also notched a pair of goals. Redshirt sophomore Mallory Collins posted a goal and an assist while junior Kelsey Marafioti also found the back of the net.
Classmate Elizabeth Morse and sophomore Ally Adams each scored their first goals of the season. Senior Christie Hart led the Terriers on the defensive end with five ground balls and three caused turnovers.
Freshman Caroline Meegan played all 60 minutes in goal for the Terriers and finished with 12 saves.
Maryland was led by six points from Brooke Griffin (4g, 2a) while Taylor Cummings also had four goals and an assist. Seven other players tallied at least one point for the Terps.
Maryland held a commanding 21-7 advantage in draw controls while the Terriers edged the Terps in ground balls, 17-16. Maryland outshot BU, 36-15.
The Terps jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first three and a half minutes of the game before Morse netted her first goal of the season with an assist from Collins. Maryland then scored eight unanswered goals before Godett closed out the half with a pair of tallies for the Terriers.
Maryland extended its lead to 17-3 in the first 10 minutes of the second half but BU ended its drought with a goal from Marafioti that was assisted by Hardison. The freshmen then went on to convert a free position attempt for BU to make it an 18-5 game with 12:55 to play. Hardison's goal was the first of four unanswered tallies for BU in the final 12 minutes of the game.
BU returns to action on Wednesday (Feb. 26) when the Terriers travel to Amherst, Mass., to face No. 11/13 Massachusetts. The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.