Niven Hegeman's injury has forced coach Ray Leone to adjust his lineup.
The Terps' defense and goalkeeping struggled, while their attack improved from the loss to Virginia.
The Terps struck early in the second half but couldn't hold on late.
The Terps netted the first goal before conceding the next three.
UCLA enters Friday's matchup with a new head coach, while the Terps' roster is transformed from 2018.
The Terps outshot the Patriots 19-1.
Moore shifted from the defense to midfield.
The Terps may rotate goalkeeping options until one distinguishes himself.
The Terps are 1-1-0 after their loss to Virginia.
The Terps' starting lineup against the Cavaliers had just two regular starters from 2018.