Blog Replay: Maryland Holds Off Syracuse for 11th NCAA Crown
|A physical battle saw Maryland able to out-pace the resiliant Syracuse squad for its 11th NCAA title, most of any program in women's lacrosse. (Bill Danielewski)|
A hard-fought, physical contest between the top two seeds in the NCAA tournament saw Maryland add another to its already record number of titles, topping Syracuse 15-12 in front of a record crowd at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Senior Beth Glaros scored five goals and added an assist to lead the Terrapins, who finished the year at a sterling 23-1. Sophomore midfielder and Tewaaraton finalist Taylor Cummings had three goals and an assist and was named Most Outstanding Player following the final whistle.
Early, it looked as if Maryland might run away with the game, as the Terrapins dominated possession and ran out to a 5-0 lead. But the Orange, playing in their second NCAA final in three years and looking for their program's first title, went on a four-goal run and the teams battled back and forth for momentum the rest of the way. Late in the second half, Maryland had built its lead to 15-8, but the Orange scored four straight once more to make it a three-goal gap with less than five minutes remaining, but Maryland was able to force turnovers late and run out the final minutes.
Katie Webster scored three for the Orange, while Kayla Treanor had two goals and an assist in the losing effort.
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