Feature Photo Courtesy of Maryland Athletics
Ten different Terps netted goals as Maryland rolled over the William & Mary Tribe to start the season on Saturday.
Jen Giles, Caroline Wannen and Kacie Longo led the team with two goals each, while freshmen Kali Hartshorn, Lizzie Colson and Hannah Warther all found the back of the net in their Maryland debuts.
Sophomore goalie Megan Taylor was rock solid in front of the net, making eight saves and recording a .727 save percentage on the day. In addition to holding the Tribe to just three goals, the defending Big Ten Goaltender of the Year scooped up three ground balls and forced two turnovers.
Maryland outshot the Tribe 35-21 on the day, holding their opponent to just seven shots in the second half.
After William & Mary’s Lindsey Jenks scored with 20:01 remaining in the first half to tie the game at two, the Terps scored 10 unanswered and kept the Tribe off the scoreboard until Alexandria Specht scored with 3:46 remaining in the second half.
The Terps’ strong defense was catalyzed by their ability to force turnovers, recording 18 in total.
In place of three-time Tewaaraton Award winner Taylor Cummings, who graduated in June, Hartshorn took the draws for the Terps in her collegiate debut. The freshman recorded four draw controls, while Zoe Stukenberg controlled three.
The season opening victory gave head coach Cathy Reese and the Terps their 38th consecutive regular season win, a streak that dates back to April of 2014.
The #2 Terps are back in action next Saturday when they take on the Georgetown Hoyas (0-1) at 1 p.m.