Now. 3 Terps Rally In Fourth Quarter, Best No. 23 Ohio State 4-2 In Big Ten Opener

COLUMBUS, OH — Now. 3 Maryland opened Big Ten play with a dramatic, come-from-behind win over No. 23 Ohio State thanks to a trio of fourth quarter goals.

The Terps found themselves down 2-1 early in the fourth quarter, but found the back of the net twice in a 1:10 span to grab the lead for good and Danielle Van Rootselaar added a late insurance goal.

With the win, the Terps moved to 7-0 on the season with four of those victories coming against ranked opponents.

Breaking Down The Action

  • The Terps earned two early penalty corners, but the first quarter ended in a scoreless tie.
  • Van Rootselaar scored the first goal of the game, executing off a penalty corner.
  • Ohio State tied it up shortly after off a Hallie Brost goal and the two teams went into halftime knotted at one apiece. The Terps outshot the Buckeyes 13-3 in the half and put seven shots on goal to Ohio State’s one.
  • The Buckeyes went up one early in the third quarter thanks to a penalty corner deflection off the stick of Sarah Charley.
  • Belle Bressler sparked a couple of opportunities for goals late in the third quarter but the Terps could not capitalize.
  • The Terps pulled even early in the fourth as Hope Rose capitalized on a penalty stroke for her team-high seventh goal.
  • Just over one minute later, the Terps grabbed the momentum and the lead as Leah Crouse snuck behind the defense and the goalkeeper to tap the ball off a nice feed from Van Rootselaar.
  • Van Rootselaar added her second goal of the day late in the fourth to put the game officially out of reach.

Series History

  • The Terps have dominated the Buckeyes throughout the series and now hold an 18-0 advantage.

Notable Numbers

  • 7: The number of penalty corners the Terps earned to Ohio State’s two.
  • 11: The Terps took 11 more shots than the Buckeyes and 20 total (11 of which were on goal).

Up Next

  • The Terps will stay on the road and face the Princeton Tigers in New Jersey on Tuesday at 4 pm.

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