Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Thursday, March 25

March 25, 2010

No. 2 Terps Blast No. 8 Stanford, 20-8

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Ten different Terps scored Thursday to lift the No. 2-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team past No. 8 Stanford, 20-8.

Of the ten Maryland goal scorers, seven were multiple offenders, led by four from Karri Ellen Johnson and three from Laura Merrifield. Johnson, a sophomore Tewaaraton nominee, also tallied a game-high seven draw controls, the majority of which led to Maryland goals.

Following a Stanford goal by Julie Christy with 1:17 elapsed in the match, Maryland (9-0, 3-0 ACC) went on a devastating 10-0 run, highlighted by a pair of goals each from Merrifield and Johnson. Stanford, which came into the game averaging over 31 shots per game, managed only six looks at goal in the first half.

After the Cardinal's first goal, Maryland did not allow another Stanford score until 5:26 as the squads exchanged goals three times, ending with Johnson's fourth goal of the period with less than 30 seconds remaining in the half to make the score 13-4.