Lacrosse roundup (April 15): Whittle sets Maryland career goals mark in win over Ohio State

From Sun staff reports

Senior attacker Megan Whittle scored her 268th career goal with 24:16 remaining in the first half to become the Maryland women's lacrosse team's all-time goal leader Sunday, as the No. 3 Terps earned a 20-5 win over Ohio State (5-9, 1-4 Big Ten).

"First off, incredibly happy for Megan Whittle on becoming our program's all-time goals leader," coach Cathy Reese said. "I'm proud to have been a part of her journey and been able to watch her grow from the beginning. Overall, nice win by our team today in battling some tough weather conditions and producing a solid 60 minutes of lacrosse. I think we saw a lot of great plays on both sides of the field today from many contributors."

With her first goal, on a free position, Whittle, a McDonogh graduate, passed Terps great Jen Adams to earn sole possession of the career-goals lead at Maryland. Whittle would add goals 269 and 270 for a hat trick.

"When I committed to Maryland, I always dreamed of this moment," Whittle said. "I couldn't have done it without my teammates and my coaching staff. I'm just so excited about this."

Junior attacker Caroline Steele (Severn) tied a career-high with seven points on five goals and two assists for the Terps. Sophomore midfielder and junior attacker Jen Giles (Mount Hebron) had four points and Kali Hartshorn notched four goals. Junior midfielder Meghan Siverson added three goals.

The 20 goals tie the most Maryland has ever scored in a Big Ten game, after doing it last season against Michigan and Rutgers .

Junior goalie Megan Taylor recorded six saves, with only five goals allowed, a .545 percentage. Taylor has been key on a Maryland defense that has held opponents to 10 goals or less in eight of the past nine games, all wins.

Maryland (14-1, 4-0) will face No. 14 Penn State on Thursday at 7 p.m., televised live on the Big Ten Network.

State women

No. 6 Towson 17, William & Mary 5: Natalie Sulmonte scored four goals and Carly Tellekamp added three to lead the Tigers over the host Tribe (4-10, 0-3 Colonial Athletic Association).

Freshman Hannah Hobbes scored her first career goal while redshirt freshman Rachel Florek made two saves for Towson (12-2, 4-0), which extended its winning streak to seven games while picking up its fifth consecutive road win.

Nation women

No. 1 Stony Brook 20, New Hampshire 6: Kylie Ohlmiller had three goals and seven assists to lead the Seawolves (14-0, 5-0 America East ) over the visiting Wildcats (6-8, 4-1). Ohlmiller has 224 goals and 220 assists for 444 career points, needing just two points and five assists to break both NCAA Division I individual career records.

No. 4 James Madison 15, Elon 3: Katie Kerrigan set a program record with eight assists to lead the Dukes (13-1, 4-0 CAA) over the host Phoenix (2-10, 1-2).

No. 5 North Carolina 22, Canisius 3: Ela Hazar had four goals and three assists to help the Tar Heels (11-3) to a rout of Golden Griffins (8-7) at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse , N.Y.

No. 11 Stanford 17, Oregon 9: Kelsey Murray and Dillon Schoen combined for nine goals and Allie DaCar made 10 saves to lead the Cardinal (12-4, 7-2 Pac-12 ) to a win over the visiting Ducks (8-7, 4-5).

No. 17 Colorado 18, California 11: Darby Kiernan became the career assists leader for the Buffaloes (11-4, 8-1 Pac-12) and set the school's single-game points (10) and goals (seven) record in a victory over the host Golden Bears (6-10, 2-7).

Notre Dame 10, No. 19 Duke 9: Savannah Buchanan scored the winning goal with under a minute to play to lift the host Fighting Irish (8-7, 3-4) to a win over the Blue Devils (7-7, 2-4).

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