The Terps had 16 service errors against Howard — more than they had in any match last season.
The Terps battled a Bison squad that made the NCAA tournament in 2018.
Pritchard had 12 kills in game one and 25 in game two.
Erika Pritchard notched a match-high 25 kills against Kansas State.
“That’s been a stated goal for us since I got here," coach Adam Hughes said.
Pritchard played all 32 matches in 2018 and was a first team All-Big Ten recipient after the season.
The Terps are slated to play 12 matches against teams that were selected to the 2018 NCAA tournament.