The No. 5 Penn State field hockey team’s comeback fell short in a 5-4 loss to No. 6 Maryland on Sunday.
After Maryland’s Grace Balsdon scored to push her team ahead 5-2 at the 58:05 mark, Katie Dembrowski and Aurelia Meijer scored back-to-back goals to pull the Nittany Lions within one goal.
But the Terrapins held off the Nittany Lions for the win, clinching at least a share of the Big Ten title. Maryland improved to 6-1 in conference play, while Penn State fell to 4-2.
Meijer finished with three assists to go with her goal to lead the Nittany Lions offensively. Brooke Birosik and Madison Morano also had goals for Penn State.
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Penn State goalie Jenny Rizzo made four saves.
The Nittany Lions (12-2) return to action at Rutgers at 3 p.m. Friday.