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No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse beats No. 6 Northwestern, 17-13, clinches share of Big Ten title

The No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team beat host No. 6 Northwestern, 17-13, on Thursday night to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship for the fifth straight year.

The game lasted over three hours after a lightning delay forced the teams to move indoors with 12:28 left to play and the scored tied at 13.

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Once inside the Ryan Fieldhouse, Maryland took over, scoring the game’s final four goals for its eighth victory over a top-10 opponent this season.

Despite trailing 1-0 for the first 11 minutes of the game, the Terps overpowered the Wolverines to remain unbeaten and grab sole possession of first place in the Big Ten.

Senior attacker Caroline Steele (Severna Park) scored five goals and graduate midfielder Erica Evans added four to lead the Terps, who remain undefeated at 15-0. Senior goalkeeper Megan Taylor (Glenelg) made 11 saves.

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Selena Lasota scored six goals for the Wildcats (9-4).

Maryland has two regular-season games remaining — at Georgetown on Wednesday and home against No. 17 Johns Hopkins on April 27 — before the Big Ten tournament begins May 3 in Baltimore.

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