Terps high BC to win 14th girls’s lacrosse title


BALTIMORE — Brindi Griffin and Grace Griffin every scored three objectives, and Maryland gained its 14th nationwide championship in girls’s lacrosse with a 12-10 victory over Boston Faculty on Sunday at Johns Hopkins.

Caroline Steele added two objectives for Terrapins, who have been showing within the title recreation for the sixth time in seven years.

Megan Taylor, solely the second goalie ever to be a finalist for participant of the 12 months within the sport, completed with 10 saves for Maryland (22-1).

Kenzie Kent had 5 objectives and an help for Boston Faculty (22-2).

Sam Apuzzo added three objectives and an help for the Eagles, who have been taking part in of their third straight NCAA nationwide championship recreation. The Eagles additionally misplaced to Maryland 16-13 in 2017 and fell to James Madison 16-15 final season.

A pair of consecutive objectives by Griffin gave Maryland an Eight-Three lead with Three:12 left within the first half.

The Terrapins’ protection was dominant and brought about 4 turnovers within the opening 30 minutes.

Griffin’s third objective gave Maryland a 10-5 lead with simply over 20 minutes left within the recreation. The Eagles later closed it to 11-Eight on a objective by Apuzzo with 12:30 remaining.

Maryland celebrates the 14th girls’s lacrosse championship in class historical past after edging Boston Faculty 12-10 on Sunday. Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire

Nevertheless, Jen Giles scored twice to offer the Terrapins insurance coverage. Kent scored her fifth objective with Three:30 remaining, which lower the margin to 12-10, however that was as shut as Boston Faculty would get.

Maryland’s Cathy Reese, who was chosen because the Huge Ten Coach of the Yr for the fourth time in 5 years, picked up her 301st win.

Maryland improved to 14-1 all time towards Boston Faculty. The Eagles’ solely victory got here final 12 months within the nationwide semifinals, ending the Terrapins’ streak of 5 consecutive appearances within the title recreation.

The introduced attendance was 9,433, the fourth-highest attendance for a girls’s lacrosse NCAA championship recreation.

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