Women's Lacrosse NCAA ACCtion: Saturday, May 15

May 15, 2010

No. 1 Maryland Easily Advances
The storied Maryland women's lacrosse program picked up win No. 40 in NCAA Tournament play as the top-seeded Terps routed Marist, 20-5, Saturday at Ludwig Field.

Maryland (19-1) reaped the benefits of 10 different goal scorers, led by five from sophomore Karri Ellen Johnson. The Annapolis, Md., native has now scored in all 42 games she has appeared in as a Terp, a number that ranks as the third-longest streak in NCAA Division I. Sarah Mollison and Amanda Spinnenweber added hat tricks on the day while newly-crowned Atlantic Coast Conference Most Valuable Player Caitlyn McFadden added two.

The Terps, who moved to 8-2 all-time in NCAA first round action, outshot MAAC champion Marist, 29-6, en route to a commanding 11-2 lead through 30 minutes of play. Johnson completed a hat trick in the first half and Spinnenweber added two goals to pace the Terrapin attack. Maryland jumpstarted the game with four unanswered goals and went on to outscore the Red Foxes 7-1 in the final 18 minutes of the period. 

Tar Heels Down Navy, 18-5, In NCAA Opening Round
The University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first six minutes of the game and defeated Navy, 18-5, in the NCAA Tournament opening round on Saturday afternoon at steamy Fetzer Field. The victory improves Carolina to 16-2 this season. Navy, making its first NCAA Tournament appearance in its third year as a varsity program, drops to 17-4.

Becky Lynch had three goals and three assists and Megan Bosica had three goals and two assists for the third-seeded Tar Heels, who advance to next weekend's quarterfinal round to face the winner of the game between sixth-seeded Virginia and unseeded Towson, to be played in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday. UNC will host the quarterfinal game next weekend at a time to be determined by the NCAA.

In addition to the output of Lynch and Bosica, Laura Zimmerman and Corey Donohoe each had three goals and one assist for UNC. Senior All-America and Tewaaraton Award finalist Jenn Russell, who saw several of her shots hit the goal pipe, had two goals. Sarah Kuonen had two goals, Emily Garrity and Kara Cannizzaro had one goal apiece and Kristen Taylor had an assist.