Women's Lacrosse Falls to No. 2 Maryland, 20-7

April 13, 2007

Box Score

College Park, Md. - No. 2 Maryland outscored Loyola 12-1 in the first half en route to a 20-7 defeat of the 'Hounds Friday night in women's lacrosse action on Ludwig Field. The Greyhounds fall to 2-11 with the loss while the Terrapins improve to 13-1 with the victory.

The Terps scored the first six goals of the game in a 10 minute stretch. Lauren Cohen scored twice in the run while Kelly Kasper, Casey Magor, Krista Pellizzi and Katie Doolittle each scored once.

Loyola sophomore Colleen O'Keefe broke up Maryland's scoring in the first half with an unassisted goal in the 11th minute. O'Keefe scored by working her way towards the cage from the eight meter and rolling off her defender to get open and beat the Terps starting keeper Allie Buote for the goal.

Maryland scored the next seven goals, six in the remaining minutes of the first half and one 45 seconds into the second half, to take a 13-1 lead. Magor added two more goals while Dana Dobbie, Jenny Collins, Pellizzi, Doolittle and Cohen each scored once.

Senior Kate McHarg scored her first of five goals to stop the Maryland run after 33:37 of play when she won the draw control, came down field and took a long shot from the eight meter that found the back of the net for the 13-2 score.

Cohen and Katie Princiotto scored the next two Maryland goals before McHarg connected on her second and third goals for a 15-4 score after 44:23 of play.

Maryland's Caitlyn McFadden and Dobbie added two more goals for Maryland to set the score at 17-4 before O'Keefe added her second goal of the day off a pass from junior Maura Kenny for the 17-5 mark.

The Terps added another two-goal run with markers from Ali Perkins and Alex Marvis for the 19-6 score after 56:51 of play.

McHarg scored her fourth goal on a free-position with two minutes remaining before Mollie Reese scored the final Maryland goal with a minute on the clock for a 20-6 score. McHarg ended the game with her fifth goal, another free-position with 33 seconds remaining.

McHarg led the game with a season-high five goals. O'Keefe added two while Kenny was credited with the `Hounds only assist. O'Keefe also added a team-high five draw controls.

Cohen led the Terps with four goals while Magor followed closely with three.

Freshman goalkeeper Karen Nicolaus stopped 10 Maryland shots while three Maryland keepers combined for eight saves.

Loyola returns to action on Saturday, April 21 when they travel to Syracuse for their final BIG EAST game of the season.