The Terps are looking to open Big Ten play with a win and improve to 10-0.
The Terps and Fighting Illini open Big Ten play Saturday in College Park.
“These are the kind of losses that make us realize we just have to keep going as a program.”
“It’s something we have to work through, and that’s kind of been a theme of the season for us — constant adversity with injuries.”
Without Rivas, the Terps' back-row defense struggled.
“Our ultimate goal was to make the tournament, and that’s not going to happen this year, but we’re trying to build a program,”
Adalee Broadbent and Alyssa Poarch each scored twice.
Right-hander Hunter Parsons allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings.
Lee started 4-for-27, but is now hitting a team-best .301.
With the help of sloppy Illini defense, the Terps posted four ninth-inning runs.