No. 8 Maryland (12-1, 3-0 Big Ten) atOhio State (9-4, 2-1 Big Ten) April 17, 2022
12:00 pm EDT
COLLEGE PARK, MD – The No. 8 Maryland women’s lacrosse team will look to remain undefeated on the road as they travel to Columbus to face the Ohio State Buckeyes. The game will air on the Big Ten Network at noon with Dean Linke and Maryland legend, three-time Tewaaraton winner Taylor Cummings on the call.
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The Terps are 12-1 so far in 2022, coming off a big 19-9 win at No. 12 Princeton.
The Terps fell behind 3-0 before scoring 19 of the final 25 goals to pick up their sixth road win and fourth top-15 win of the season.
Aurora Cordingley and Hannah Leubecker led the way with five goals apiece while Emily Sterling continued her strong play in goals with 10 saves. Eloise Clevenger and Libby May also totaled five points.
The Terps are 6-0 on the road this season, winning such games by an average of 10.5 goals. Maryland has won four straight away games by double digit goals.
RORY IS ROARING
Fifth-year transfer Aurora Cordingley is off to a record-breaking start as a Terp, currently leading the nation points per game (6.38 per game).
She also stands fifth in the nation with 33 assists. The Canadian National Team member has at least five points in 11 of 13 games, has at least six points in nine of the last 12 games and is the first Terp with two double-digit point games in a season since Alex Aust in 2013, tallying 11 (six goals, five assists) against Villanova (3/13) and 10 (four goals, six assists) against No. 7 Florida (2/26).
She has twice this season been named the IWLCA National Player of the Week and four times been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, both the most since three-time Tewaaraton winner Taylor Cummings in 2015.
Cordingley has recorded at least one point in 45-straight games dating back to April 25, 2018.
The first 32 of those games were at Johns Hopkins, where combined with her 13 games at Maryland, she has 25 career games with at least five points.
FIVE TERPS NAMED MIDSEASON ALL-AMERICANS
Five Terps were named Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-Americans on Thursday afternoon.
Defender Abby Bosco was named a first team selection, attacker Aurora Cordingley and goalie Emily Sterling were selected as second team selections and midfielder Shaylan Ahearn and attacker Hannah Leubecker were recognized with honorable mention distinction.
The Terps have the most all-americans on the list of any Big Ten school.
Goalie Emily Sterling has been a brick wall in net this season, currently leading the nation with a .557 save percentage and a 7.39 goals against average.
The junior has over a 50-percent save percentage in eight of 13 games this season and is saving at a .631 percent clip over the past four games.
Sterling was named the IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week this past week, has been selected as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week three times this season, including the past two weeks, and was selected as a Second Team Midseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse.
The Maryland women’s lacrosse program reached 750 wins last week, the first program in the sport to reach that milestone.
Head Coach Cathy Reese has been a part of the the program for 463 of those 750 wins, 75 as a player, 94 as an assistant coach and 295 as a head coach.
Currently in the 49th year of the program, Maryland has won 15 national championships. The all-time program record stands at 753-149-3.
Maryland leads the all-time series with Ohio State, 15-2 and has won six-straight against the Buckeyes dating back to 2015.
The Terps defeated Ohio State twice last year, including an eight point performance from Grace Griffin in game one and a then-career high 12 saves from Emily Sterling in game two.
The Terps have never lost to Ohio State in Columbus, standing 4-0 all-time.