The Terps were held to four hits in the season-ending defeat.
Sammi Woods didn't know who the Terps were before Mark Montgomery's offer. She's now their starting shortstop and leading the program's resurgence.
The Terps gave up two runs in the sixth inning and failed to score apart from Ameila Lech's one-run homer in the third inning.
Sunday's final inning against the Hawkeyes showed the the Terps' recent struggles in closing out games.
The Terps have lost four of their last five games.
Trinity Schlotterbeck and Keira Bucher combined to allow just three hits as the Terps evened up the weekend series.
The Terps held a 3-0 lead heading into the seventh inning but ceded four runs to lose the first of their two games Wednesday.
The Terps give up almost four more runs against power-conference opponents than to non-Power Five opponents.
The Terps defeated North Dakota earlier on Friday in their home-opener.