May 1, 2004
BALTIMORE, MD - In a battle of the No. 3 and 4 ranked teams, Maryland used a 7-2 second-half rally to top Loyola, 12-7 on Diane Geppi-Aikens Field Saturday afternoon. The No. 3 Greyhounds fall to 13-3 while the No. 4Terrapins improve to 13-4.
Maryland came out of the gates strong with a goal to start the game off in just 34 seconds by Jessica Dorney. Laura Warren made it 2-0 for the Terps with her goal 3:29 in. Jaclyn Borrone gave Loyola a tally just over a minute later for a 2-1 score. Talia Shacklock tied things up at 5:38 when Rachel Shuck hit her storming the cage from behind the net. The squads exchanged goals, Maryland's by Delia Cox and Loyola's from Sydney Greene, for a 3-3 score 11 minutes into the contest. The Terps made a slight run with a goal by Coppedge at 11:37 and another by Brooke Richards at 19:23 for a 5-3 lead. But Loyola answered back with two goals of its own to close the first half. Katie Guarino took a pass from Kristi Korrow off a free-position at 21:37 for a 5-4 score and Greene added the equalizer at 26:20 on a pass from Jen Schuerholz for the 5-5 halftime tie.
After nine scoreless minutes to start the second half, the Terrapins blew the game open, scoring five straight goals and holding Loyola scoreless for over 25 minutes for a 10-5 lead. Maryland had five different goal scorers in the run. Kourtney Porcella ended the drought at 55:51 with a pass from Korrow at the 12-meter for a 10-6 score. Maryland nabbed two goals in the last minute, the third of the day for both Coppedge and Richards to make the score 12-6 with just 22 seconds remaining. Shuck scored as the clock ran out, with the pass from Porcella for the 12-7 final.
Leading scorer, Greene led the Greyhounds with two goals. Borrone, Shuck, Porcella, Shacklock and Guarino all recorded goals against the Terps while Korrow had two assists and Borrone, Porcella, Schuerholz and Shuck all had one.
Maryland was led by Coppedge and Richards; each with three goals and an assist. Warren and Cox each had two goals and an assist in the win.
Loyola starting keeper Kim Lawton kept things in control in the first half with 10 saves and Cindy Nicolaus stopped six shots in the second half for the Greyhounds. Kirah Miller recorded 14 saves for Maryland.
The Greyhounds host Syracuse in the regular season finale next Saturday, May 8. That game is also a part of a double header with the men's team. The men will face off at 1:00 against Johns Hopkins with the women's game to follow.