Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, February 21

Feb. 21, 2010


No. 2 Terps Down No. 18 Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Caitlyn McFadden scored six goals as the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team rallied from an early first-half deficit to drop No. 18 Penn State, 17-9, Sunday.

The Terps trailed by three heading into the locker room at the half but erupted for 14 second-half goals, including four from McFadden.

In addition to McFadden, Karri Ellen Johnson, Sarah Mollison, Katie Schwarzmann and Merrifield put up multiple-goal showings with two apiece. Johnson also added a team-high five draw controls, four ground balls and two assists to spark Maryland to its first road win of the 2010 season.

Defensively, Maryland put on a clinic in the second half, allowing only three goals from a Nittany Lion offense that came into the match averaging more than two goals per contest. Senior Katie Gallagher picked up a game-high three caused turnovers and sophomore Brittany Dipper notched her second win of the year with four saves in the cage.

Strong Second Half Sends Duke Past William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Duke University women's lacrosse team used a 9-1 run in the second half to overcome a three-goal deficit en route to a 16-9 victory over William & Mary on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Albert-Daly Field.

The match was a tale of two halves for the Blue Devils as Duke trailed 6-4 heading into the intermission as William and Mary outshot the Devils 16-15 and forced 14 Duke turnovers in the opening frame. The second half was a different story with Duke taking 19 shots to just nine by the Tribe and committing seven turnovers to 10 by William and Mary.

Duke once again displayed a balanced offensive attack as nine different Blue Devils recorded at least one goal in the contest. Senior Lindsay Gilbride led the way with four goals and an assist, followed closely by sophomore Kat Thomas with three goals and an assist and juniors Sarah Bullard and Virginia Crotty with two goals and an assist apiece.

Sophomore Mollie Mackler earned the win in goal, making a career-high 15 saves, including several crucial stops in the second half.

Tar Heels Improve To 3-0 With 19-7 Win At Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Junior Corey Donohoe had four goals and two assists, sophomore Becky Lynch had three goals and two assists and senior Kristen Taylor scored three times as the fourth-ranked University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team overcame a sluggish start and won 19-7 at the University of Richmond on Sunday afternoon.

Trailing 4-2 with 12 minutes to go before halftime, Carolina tore off eight consecutive goals to grab a 10-4 lead at halftime. UNC eventually scored 10 straight goals in the run and outscored Richmond 17-1 during a 33-minute stretch between the two halves before allowing a pair of late Richmond goals to close the game with a 19-7 win.

In addition to the output of Donohoe, Lynch and Taylor, Carolina got two goals and an assist from senior All-America Jenn Russell, two goals each from junior Kaitlyn Messinger and sophomore Laura Zimmerman and single goals from senior Megan Bosica, junior Sarah Kuonen and freshman Emily Garrity.