The Terps have won three straight games ahead of Friday's test against No. 6 Penn State.
Terps coach Meghan Ryan Nemzer often calls on Morales to fill in as an offensive and defensive presence in Maryland’s midfield. Nemzer has repeatedly called Morales her “utility player."
The Terps are unbeaten in their last six games and have won three in a row.
The Terps held an opponent without a shot for the first time since 2014 and logged their most shots in a game since 2015 in the dominant victory.
Ava Morales, who entered in the 30th minute, scored the game-winner against Towson.
Morales' first goal of the year in the 52nd minute was all the Terps needed to break a three-game tie streak.
The Terps recorded their second clean sheet of the season but couldn't find a breakthrough against the Rams.
Through four games, Meghan Ryan Nemzer has leaned on the Terps' first-year players to play meaningful roles.
The Terps need to be more intentional about closing out games, per coach Meghan Ryan Nemzer.
Terps freshman Lisa McIntyre scored her first two career goals but also committed a costly penalty.