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Slow start barely bothers No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse in 14-3 rout of No. 7 Michigan

Slow start barely bothers No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse in 14-3 rout of No. 7 Michigan

The formula had a familiar ring to the Maryland women’s lacrosse team: strong goaltending plus opportunistic offense equals positive results.

And for the first 11 minutes, visiting Michigan employed that strategy to near perfection. But as the No. 7 Wolverines learned, maintaining that level of play is an entirely different matter as the No. 2 Terps rolled to a 14-3 thumping before an announced 6,540 at Maryland Stadium on Saturday evening.

Maryland improved to 14-0 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten, tagging Michigan (13-1, 3-1) with its first loss. But it did not begin easily for the Terps, who extended their home winning streak to a program-record 84 games.

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