LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Patricia Janco scored a game-high four goals to lead a balanced offensive attack for No. 3-nationally ranked the University of Southern California which knocked off No. 20-ranked the University of Maryland by an 18-7 final score.
Allison Campbell and Katie Ermakova led the 20th-ranked Terrapins (12-11) in the scoring column with three goals apiece.
The Trojans (13-3), who won for the 22nd consecutive time at home, also got three goals from Kaleigh Gilchrist and two from Kristen Dronberger. Seven other players scored once for them.
USC extended a 5-3 halftime lead with an eight-goal outburst in the third period, including a pair from Gilchrist.
The Trojans went on a 9-0 run from the end of the second period to the last few seconds of the third when Ermakova scored for the first time.
Shelby Reyes posted eight saves for the Terps who ended their spring break road trip with a 3-3 record. All three of the losses came to teams ranked among the top 11 in the country.
Release courtesy Maryland Athletic Communications