W. Lacrosse Falls to No. 1 Maryland, 14-4

Home loss to underfeated Terrapins ends careers of five graduating seniors

In its final game of the year against the No.1 Terrapins, the Harvard women's lacrosse team scored the first two goals of the contest, but it could only manage two more in the rest of the match.

Maryland (18-0) used two streaks of five unanswered goals to close its undefeated season with a 14-4 victory.

The loss was the third straight for the Crimson (6-9, 1-6 Ivy).

Harvard got on the board early in the first half when senior Lauren Corkery fed a pass into junior Heather Gotha who beat Terrapin goaltender Alexis Venechanos for the early 1-0 lead.

"We were focused and confident before the game," Gotha said. "They had only beaten Dartmouth and Princeton by one goal so we knew we could play with them."

Harvard extended its lead to two when senior Ali Harper picked up a rebound behind the net and wrapped around the goal to score.

"Our energy level was really high in the beginning," Corkery said. "We knew we'd have to come out strong."

But Maryland regrouped after a timeout and senior Quinn Carney got the Terrapins on the board at 18:55.