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Terps pick up another dominant win

Zoe Stukenberg scored twice as Maryland stayed unbeaten with a 15-5 victory over Ohio State.

Zoe Stukenberg scored twice as Maryland stayed unbeaten with a 15-5 victory over Ohio State.

Another balanced offensive effort led to another blowout victory for the No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team. Taylor Cummings led Maryland with five goals as five Terps had multi-goal games in the 15-5 victory over Ohio State.

Molly Wood was able to put Ohio State on the board first with a goal just 32 seconds into the game, and a free position shot by Christine Easton get the Buckeyes a two-goal lead just less than four minutes after the opening draw. But the Buckeyes would not be able to continue their early punch.

It took Maryland 15 minutes to score, but the Buckeyes were held without a goal for the next 20 minutes. Meanwhile, Maryland scored four-straight goals to take the lead.

Megan Whittle scored the first goal at 15:54 and just two minutes later she scored again. that was her 47th goal of the year. Maryland had two chances to score soon after, but Ohio State goalie Katie Frederick saved two free position shots. Maryland would not have to wait long to take the lead, though. At 9:28, Jen Giles scored her 14th goal of the year. Then, Cummings scored her first to double Maryland’s lead with a free position goal just a few minutes later.

Maryland hit their stride towards the end of the first half as Giles scored again at 6:00, Taylor Hensh netted a free position goal at 5:39, Whittle completed her hat trick at 1:58 to put the Terps ahead 7-4 at the break. Rainey Hodgson scored two goals in the final seven minutes of the first half to end their long scoring drought and to inch closer, but Maryland completely took over after halftime.

Ohio State was shutout for the first 22 minutes of the second half as the Terps pulled away for the big win.

Cummings scored back-to-back goals just a minute apart early in the second half to put Maryland up 9-4. she then assisted Zoe Stukenberg’s goal that gave Maryland a 10-6 lead with 19:26 remaining in the game. Those two hooked up again with Stukenberg scored her second goal with 14:55 remaining.

Cummings then scored a free position goal and off a pass from Stukenberg just 32 seconds part at Maryland went ahead by 10 goals with 12:08 remaining.

Cian Dabrowski scored one more goal for Ohio State, but the game was long over at that point. Caroline Steele scored with 31 seconds left for Maryland.

Cummings (5), Whittle (3), Hesh (2), Stukenberg (2) and Giles (2) all had multi-goal games for Maryland. The Terps out-shot Ohio State 42-14, out-scooped them on ground balls a dominant 21-3, and forced five Buckeyes failed clears as they stayed perfect at 14-0.

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Corey Johns

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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