Penn State women's lacrosse dominated by top-seed Maryland in Final Four

Things got off to a positive start for Penn State when Maria Auth scored to give the Nittany Lions an early 1-0 lead.

"We graduated two national players of the year last year, and there were a lot of questions about what this group was going to be capable of", Reese told the media before the team traveled to Boston.

Whittle, Hensh, and Zoe Stukenberg each joined the hat trick club before O'Donnell finally put a halt to the Terps' rally with her third goal. "Megan, on offense, has just got such great speed and can create offensive opportunities for us out of any situation".

But it was hard to ignore the swagger of Maryland's veterans, perhaps emboldened by what happened last May, as they dominated the Nittany Lions, 20-10, in soggy conditions at Gillette Stadium. The victor will play No. 3 Ohio State (15-4) or unseeded Towson (12-4) in Monday's Memorial Day championship.

Those who know Belichick understand that he's a simple man. We've come out on the good side on some and not on the good side on others. It is also the most given up in single-half all season and just the second time Penn State has allowed 10 or more goals in a half.

Top-seed and undefeated Maryland made the Nittany Lions its latest victim, picking apart Penn State's defense and stifling its offense en route to a resounding 20-10 victory in the national semifinals at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the home of the New England Patriots. The Nittany Lions advanced to the semifinals after upending Princeton 14-12 this past Sunday in the quarterfinal round.

  • Julie Sanders