The Terps went winless in conference play for the first time since joining the Big Ten and look set to end their 22-year streak of consecutive NCAA tournaments.
The Terps finished the regular season below the .500 mark for the first time since 1993.
The Terps defeated the Midshipmen, but results elsewhere eliminated them from Big Ten tournament contention — likely ending a run of 22-straight NCAA tourney appearances.
An untimely collapse cost the Terps their first Big Ten victory of the season and lost them two points in the conference standings.
The Terps conceded twice in the second half and squandered an opportunity for their first Big Ten win of the season.
The Terps scored more than two goals for the first time this season in their goal fest against the Wildcats.
The Terps have missed four penalty kicks in nine games this season.
The Terps outshot Northwestern 15-10 in the 2-0 loss and registered seven shots on target, their most in a Big Ten game this year.
Friday night marked the Terps' third straight game without a goal and its fifth straight without a win.
The Terps started their defense of the regular season Big Ten championship with one point instead of three.