Women’s Lacrosse No. 3 defeats Penn, 15-11

COLLEGE PARK, MD — Maryland’s No. 3 women‘s lacrosse continued its undefeated season Wednesday night with a dominating 15-11 win over Penn at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. Second year forward Eloise Clevenger collected his first career hat trick, scoring three goals.

On a cold, rainy night in College Park, seven different Terrapins (8-0) found the bottom of the cage. Krissy Kowlaski made eight saves for the Quakers (4-4), who were coming off a 10-7 win at Georgetown.

Hannah Leubecker recorded his fourth straight game with a hat trick – the sixth of the junior’s last seven games. His season-high five goals paved the way for the head coach Cathy ReeseClevenger’s team, followed by Clevenger’s three.

First-year student Jordyn Lipkin followed up his five-point performance against No. 12 Rutgers on Sunday with two goals. It was his fifth multi-goal game of the season.

Break down the action

  • Maryland controlled the game early, scoring the first three goals on the board. The Terrapins led 7-1 after the first quarter, with a pair of their scores coming off Leubecker’s stick.
  • Penn scored three goals in three minutes in the second quarter to put it under three. The Terps responded with a trio of their own and headed into halftime with an 11-5 advantage. Their 11 goals came on 18 shots.
  • Leubecker scored his fourth goal early in the third quarter. It was the only score either side had in those 15 minutes.
  • After Penn was scoreless for about 22 minutes, Keeley Block found the back of the net early in the fourth. The Quakers added two more in 20 seconds and moved closer to four. The Terrapins added some insurance, but Penn wouldn’t leave and kept Maryland as close as possible until the final buzzer.

Rory keeps roaring

  • Fifth year transfer Aurora Cordingley the meteoric start continued, as the transfer from Johns Hopkins scored two goals and added four assists.
  • She now has 32 goals for the season.

following

  • Maryland has a quick turnaround after this midweek game. He hosts No. 21 James Madison on Saturday.
  • This will be the Dukes’ fourth game (5-4) against a Big Ten school this season. They beat Ohio State and lost to Penn State and Rutgers.
  • The action will begin at noon and will air on Big Ten Plus.

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