COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Penn women's lacrosse team lost to top-seeded Maryland, 13-5, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament yesterday.
The Quakers took an early lead on a goal by Lindsey Smith just 4:34 into the game. But the host Terrapins scored the next four goals in the next 10-plus minutes.
Penn (13-5) rallied to close the gap to 4-3 on goals by Tory Bensen, off a Nina Corcoran pass). Corcoran scored 54 seconds later for the Quakers.
Bensen scored her second goal of the game but it came after two Terps goals.
Maryland (20-1) scored 21 seconds in the second half for a 9-4 lead. The game was scoreless for 10 minutes before Bensen scored her third goal of the game. It would be the only Penn goal of the second half, while Maryland scored five second-half goals.
Penn is 10-10 in NCAA games. Senior Tory Bensen's three goals gave her eight in NCAA games, eighth among Penn players. Bensen scored 43 goals this season, tied for third all-time by a Penn player. Her 83 career goals ranks 11th all time at Penn.
Nina Corcoran's five career assists ranks fourth by a Penn player.
The Quakers won their first-round game over Canisius on Friday, 9-4, to advance to play Maryland.