After the Deacs took an early lead, Maryland scored two goals towards the end of the first half and two goals early in the second half to put the game away. Maryland dominated in every category, including penalty corners nine to two and shots 13 to five.
Katie O'Donnell, a candidate for Player of the Year, continued her success with the game-winning goal plus an assist, finishing with 21 goals and 26 assists. Susie Rowe will graduate having a goal an assist in the title game plus 28 goals and 18 assists on the year. Nicole Muracco had 25 goals on the season. The above three players accounted for 74 of Maryland's 115 goals.
It was quite a year for Maryland. When they had their full squad, they only lost once. Coach Missy Meharg earns her fifth national championship for Maryland. Congrats to her and the whole Maryland field hockey team.
(Photo credits: Maryland athletics)