The Terps tied the match at 16 entering the final bout, but heavyweight Parker Robinson couldn't close it out.
The Terps suffered shutouts twice last season, once to then-No. 7 Minnesota and another to then-No. 3 Iowa.
The new uniforms consist of loose-fitting shorts and a form-fitting shirt.
The Terps fell to Rider, Kent State and Old Dominion.
Jaron Smith won by injury default to secure the meet for the Terps.
The Terps had a number of close bouts against the Panthers.
The Terps had a handful of close matches that didn't go their way.
“I wish I had the answer to it. If I did, maybe we could fix it a little better."
Jaron Smith's win over a ranked foe was the highlight of the defeat.
After falling behind 15-4, the Terps rallied to pull within three — but they ultimately came up short.