Duke women’s lacrosse season ends in NCAA loss to No. 2 Maryland :: WRALSportsFan.com

–No. 13 Duke fell to second-seeded Maryland 19-6 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Second Round at College Park, Md.

With the loss, the Blue Devils close their season 16-4 on aggregate. His 16 wins are tied for third most in program history.

Duke was outscored 37-13 and lost the draw, 18-10, for the game.

The Blue Devils were led by graduate student Catriona Barry with three points on two goals and an assist. She closes her Duke career with 193 career points to rank 11th in program history. His 93 points this spring are the third in Duke history.

Sophomore Katie Keller added two goals, while senior Anna Callahan added two points and Katie DeSimone one.

Maryland got off to a 4-0 start midway through the first quarter as they connected on four of their five shots. Barry found Keller charging towards the cage for a nice scoop to put the Blue Devils on the board (4-1) at 6:24 just before a Maryland foul set up Duke’s first free position attempt of the daytime. DeSimone settled on the eight-yarder and ripped one just past Terp keeper Emily Sterling. Trailing by two (4-2) at 5:13, Barry reduced Duke to one point with his 55th goal of the season (4-3).

With the Terps holding a 5-3 at the quarter break, Maryland extends their advantage to 6-3 45 seconds into the second period. Barry fired Duke again from within two, putting a fine in the back of the net for his second of the game and Anna Callahan fed Keller 90 seconds later to keep the Blue Devils within striking distance at 7-5. The Terps responded in a big way, going 8-0 up to close the half in the lead, 15-5.

Maryland extended their lead (16-5) to start the third before both offenses struggled to find a rhythm. Callahan connected on a free position attempt for her 22nd goal of the year to finish the third frame with Maryland leading, 17-6. The Terrapins scored two goals to close out the contest in the final 15 minutes.

Senior Sophia LeRose started in goal and had six saves between the posts. Graduate student Chase Henriquez added two on the bench.

The Terrapins were led by Libby May with five goals.