COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior Nicole Rupnik scored her first goal of the season and senior Emily Finn made a career-high 21 saves, but Bucknell lost 4-1 in a road game at No. 9 Maryland on Sunday. The Bison dropped to 3-6 after playing their third consecutive game against a nationally-ranked opponent.
Rupnik’s goal tied the game at 1-1 just 2:32 into the second half. She is Bucknell’s 12th player to score a goal this season, which is tied for the most in the nation with Northwestern.
Bucknell was able to tie the game with that goal thanks to an outstanding effort by Finn in the opening half. She made 12 saves, and senior Stephanie Dressler added a defensive save to keep it a one-goal game (1-0) at the break.
Kyler Greenwalt scored the lone goal for Maryland in the first half at the 18:40 mark. She also scored the game-winning goal in the 40th minute.
Maryland’s final three goals came in a span of four minutes as Lein Holsboer tacked on a pair of goals at the 43rd and 44th minutes.
Sarah Holliday made two saves to pick up the win in goal. The Terrapins have won four straight games, including wins over Towson, Louisville, and Indiana, to improve to 5-2.
The Bison are back on the road when they travel to play a non-conference game against Drexel on Sunday at noon.