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No. 9 Maryland comes from behind at home to beat No. 18 Michigan

Maryland beat the Wolverines on Friday night by a final score of 2-1. Senior Welma Luus scored both goals for the Terrapins.

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No. 9 Maryland field hockey (7-3) put a stop to No. 18 Michigan's six-game win streak on Friday night with a 2-1 victory at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park.

Michigan (6-3) initially took the lead with a redirection goal from Sina Lampe with 19:32 left in the first half. It was Lampe's second goal of the season and put the Wolverines in the lead.

Maryland responded seven minutes later off of a well-designed penalty corner. The ball found senior Sarah Sprink in the middle. She passed to the right corner where senior Welma Luus was ready with the tip-in goal. "We knew their left cover and their post player were very far inside," said coach Missy Meharg. "Welma is very good at that from her tennis days... It's something we have been working hard on."

Maryland scored their second goal in controversial fashion. Emma Rissinger took a free hit ahead of the location of the foul, but was not called back by the referees. The play resulted in Luus' second goal of the game and the eventual game-winner. Michigan protested, but because the play in question did not occur within 25 yards near the goal, the referees were not allowed to review it.

"If you are going to use video referral and you are only going to have it for television, which we have agreed to do that in the Big Ten, then know the rule," said Meharg. "Once it gets inside the 25 yard area, that's the only time you can call a referral. So they were trying to get a referral for the foul back there, which is not a referral."

Maryland will play Michigan State (3-5) at home on Sunday.