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 are on a five-game winless streak; their last victory came on Aug. 27.
In first regular season Big Ten loss since 2021, Maryland men’s soccer’s offensive struggles continued
The Terps were held scoreless for the third time this season.
Micah Seger's giveaway helped the Nittany Lions score the game-winner.
The Terps started their defense of the regular season Big Ten championship with one point instead of three.
The Terps started this year against three ranked squads and a team receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches top-25 poll.
The No. 20 Terps missed a penalty kick after conceding one of their own as they dropped their first game against the Cavaliers since 2019.
Copetti's 72nd minute penalty was saved as the Terps were shut out for the second time this season.
Copetti transferred from a smaller program to Maryland last season, but he's already stepping into a leadership role for the Terps.