Sandy Lanahan scored two goals and assisted on Lynn Frame's winning goal as Maryland's women's lacrosse team erased a 3-2 halftime deficit to defeat Ursinus, 5-4, giving the Terrapins their first AIAW national championship.
Lanahan's second goal, with 10:49 to play, broke a 3-3 tie and set a Terrapin season record for goals, 54.
Sue Morely tied the score for the Grizzlies 29 seconds later. But, with just under eight minutes to play, Lanahan spotted Frame cutting down the middle and fed her to the decisive goal.
The Terps played keep away the rest of the game as Maryland goalie Marylynne Morgan made 20 saves.
Maryland, without Judy Dougherty and Sally Schofield, who scored 100 points between them this season, played the strong defense that enabled them to reach the finals. Orginally ranked last among eight Divison I teams, Maryland upset three-time defending champion Penn State in the opening round and scored a 5-3 victory over previously unbeaten Harvard in Friday's semifinals.
Maryland, outshot, 34-16, finished its season with a 12-3 record. Ursinus ended at 16-4.
In the Division II title game, Delaware beat Lehigh, 8-4. Trenton State beat Franklin and Marshall 7-6, to win the Division III championship.