Caroline Steele (Severn) had six goals and an assist to help No. 1 Maryland beat No. 15 Northwestern, 18-9, Thursday night.
The visiting Terps (17-0, 6-0) claimed the regular-season championship in the Big Ten. The Wildcats fell to 9-8, 4-2.
After two ties early in the game, Maryland went on a 3-0 run for a 5-2 lead with 10 minutes left in the first half. The Terps led 9-4 at halftime.
Steele had four goals and an assist in the first half.
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