Switching to a 4-4-2 formation didn't help the Terps, as they surrendered five goals to the Nittany Lions.
The Nittany Lions' midfielder netted her three goals all in the first half, and the Terps had no answer.
The Terps are still searching for their first Big Ten win in almost two years.
The graduate student has been a dynamic player for the Terps, tying for the lead in points this season despite only playing four games.
The Terps are hoping to put together more complete performances as they look for their first conference win since 2019.
Hope Lewandoski's early goal wasn't enough for the Terps to overcome the Illini.
Hailey Rydberg and Alyssa Walker netted goals for the Hawkeyes as the Terps struggled to mount an attack.
The Terps are currently on a six-game winless streak with matches against Illinois and Iowa set for the weekend.
The Terps conceded late goals in two of their recent matchups.
The Terps had the lead in the final minute, before a goal from the Wildcats' Francesca Docters forced the game to overtime.