The Griffins, Brindi and Grace, led the way and a second-half surge carried No. 2 Maryland to a 17-6 victory over host Penn State in women’s lacrosse Thursday. Brindi Griffin (McDonogh) had a goal and five assists and Grace Griffin (Liberty) scored four goals. The Terps improved to 9-0 1-0 Big Ten Conference and the Nittany Lions fell to 4-4, 0-1.
Maryland extended its three-point halftime lead with a 10-2 run in the second half. Caroline Steele (Severn) and Kali Hartshorn each had a hat trick for the Terps. Kayla Brisolari (Archbishop Spalding) and Maria Auth (North Harford) had two goals apiece for Penn State.
After going down 3-1 early, Maryland outscored the Nittany Lions 16-3 the rest of the game. Both Brindi Griffin's six points and her five assists were a career-best. Junior Lizzie Colson (Manchester Valley) recorded a career-high five groundballs while Hartshorn had a season-best 11 draw controls in a 19-6 advantage for the Terps in the circle. In addition to Colson's five groundballs, she posted six draws and two caused turnovers.
For the ninth time in nine games, Megan Taylor (Glenelg) had above a .500 save percentage, posting eight saves to only six goals allowed, at .571 percentage. In the second half, Taylor only allowed two goals and notched six saves, a .750 save percentage.
Down 3-1, Maryland scored six of seven to end the first half, with Grace Griffin making two. Maryland went on a 10-1 run to begin the second half. The Terps allowed nine shots on goal in the second half, forcing 17 Penn State turnovers and only allowing two through.
Maryland travels to No. 6 James Madison Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Bucknell 11, UMBC 10, 2OT: Sarah Dohler (McDonogh) scored the game-winner with 2:13 left in the seconds overtime to lift the host Bison (3-6) over the Retrievers (2-8). Olivia Docal scored her fourth goal with 22 seconds left in regulation for a 10-9 UMBC lead. Tace Sutherland had the tying goal for Bucknell with one second left.
No. 9 Michigan 15, Ohio State 10: Adriana Pendino had five goals to lead the Wolverines (11-0, 2-0 Big Ten) past the host Buckeyes (6-4, 0-2). Sara Dickinson had four goals and two assists for Ohio State. Michigan extended its one-point lead with a 7-3 run in the second half.