Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Wednesday, March 31

March 31, 2010

No. 2 Terps Rally Past No. 7 Towson
No. 2 Maryland rallied from a five-goal first half deficit to drop intrastate rival No. 7 Towson, 12-10, Wednesday night.

Sarah Mollison led the Terps' late charge with three of Maryland's eight scores in the second stanza while the defense held Towson to a mere two goals in the final 38:22. Mollison finished the evening with a game-high four goals and six points, followed by Caitlyn McFadden, who tallied a pair of goals and dished out three assists. Young Terp standouts freshman Katie Schwarzmann and sophomore Karri Ellen Johnson added two goals apiece.

Maryland opened the game with a free position goal from McFadden at 24:38 but did not regain that lead until nearly 17 minutes elapsed in the second half. Following McFadden's score, Towson went on a 4-0 run before McFadden stopped the drive with a goal from a Mollison assist at 18:36. The Melbourne, Australia, native then nailed a free position two minutes later to cut the Towson lead to one before the Tigers scored four unanswered goals to push the score to 8-3. A powerful Laura Merrifield goal closed out the period and seemed to provide a glimmer of momentum on the Terrapin sideline heading into the half. 

No. 4 Virginia Cruises Past Old Dominion, 22-7
The No. 4 Virginia women’s lacrosse team used a balanced team effort, highlighted by 11 different Cavaliers who contributed a point to the attack, to defeat in-state rival Old Dominion, 22-7, Wednesday evening in Klöckner Stadium. The scoring output marks the most goals Virginia has scored in a single contest under head coach Julie Myers, and the most since the Cavaliers defeated in-state rival Richmond, 22-7, on April 5, 1994.

The Cavaliers were led offensively by senior All-American Kaitlin Duff’s career-high six goals and seven points, while senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein added a career-high four goals. Redshirt senior Whitaker Hagerman added three scores for the Cavaliers, while freshman Anne Thomas contributed a personal-best two goals and one point.

Old Dominion (2-4) was led by Saratu Dodo’s three goals.