The Maryland women’s lacrosse team beat Northwestern Sunday, 14-6, to win the Big Ten title. This is the second consecutive season that the Terrapins have beaten the Wildcats for the conference championship.
The Terrapins held a 6-4 lead at halftime but then scored 5 unanswered goals to put them comfortably ahead the rest of the way.
Maryland was seeded as the No. 1 team in the B1G going into the conference tournament for the second straight season, and just like last year, Northwestern earned the No. 3 seed.
Sophomore goalkeeper Megan Taylor made 16 saves for Maryland.
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— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) May 7, 2017
With the conference tournament win, the Terrapins are 19-0 on the season and earned the conference’s automatic bid to compete in the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Selection Show will air on NCAA.com tonight at 9 p.m. ET.
Maryland now has won both the men’s and women’s B1G lacrosse titles in back-to-back seasons.
Courtesy of bigten.org, below is the All-Tournament Team:
Shannon Fitzgerald, Johns Hopkins
Haley Schweizer, Johns Hopkins
Nadine Hadnagy, Maryland
Caroline Steele, Maryland
Zoe Stukenberg, Maryland
Megan Taylor, Maryland
Megan Whittle, Maryland
Nicole Beardsley, Northwestern
Lindsay Darrell, Northwestern
Christina Esposito, Northwestern
Ally Mueller, Northwestern
Kayla Brisolari, Penn State
Erika Spilker, Penn State
MVP – Caroline Steele, Maryland