The Terps surrendered two goals in the final six minutes of the loss to Missouri State.
Jon Koka's winning strike came with 35 seconds left as the Bears and Terps traded three goals in the final 7 minutes.
The Terps will take on Missouri State in the opening round of the tournament.
The Terps snuck into the tournament after finishing the season on a 4-1-2 run.
The Terps suffered a litany of injuries in the lead up to their Big Ten tournament defeat on Wednesday.
The Terps were struck down in the Big Ten tournament's semifinals.
Padilla has seen an uptick in his minutes toward the end of the season.
The Terps' keeper registered four saves and came up clutch in penalties.
Mike Heitzmann's strike helped the Terps walk off the Scarlet Knights with a 5-4 edge in penalties.
Two Terps also made the all-freshman squad.