The Terps improved to 5-0 at home this season.
The Terps hope playing a difficult non-conference schedule will pay off as the Big Ten slate looms.
The Terps are looking to return to the top of the rankings. That starts with beating the Hoyas.
The Terps scored three first-half goals and held off a late charge from the Retrievers to remain undefeated.
Jon Koka's winning strike came with 35 seconds left as the Bears and Terps traded three goals in the final 7 minutes.
Padilla has seen an uptick in his minutes toward the end of the season.
Mike Heitzmann's strike helped the Terps walk off the Scarlet Knights with a 5-4 edge in penalties.
"We really played too safe, didn't take any risks."
Joe Ortiz's 72nd-minute finish was the difference as the Terps fall to 0-2.