Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, February 24
Feb. 24, 2008
Senior Kelly Kasper established a new career high with six assists and tied her personal best with nine points to lead No. 6 Maryland to a 23-10 victory against Boston College on February 24. Her performance comes on the heels of yesterday's six-goal showing at UMass which was also a career high.
Senior Lauren Cohen chipped in with five goals and an assist while classmate Dana Dobbie also had five goals to go along with five draw controls. Sophomore Caitlyn McFadden had two goals and an assist while senior Allie Buote was credited with seven saves in the cage, including six in the first half.
As a team, Maryland fired off 40 shots for the second-straight game.
The Terrapins started by scoring the first six goals of the game in the first nine minutes. Kasper had a hand in the Terps' first four goals with three assists and a score of her own. Buote and the Maryland defense held the Eagles scoreless for the first 13:42 of the game with Buote making three point-blank saves in that stretch.
Lauren Fitzpatrick finally ended the Maryland scoring run with her unassisted goal at the 16:18 mark and then Jenna McCabe scored on a pass from Lauren Costello to cut the deficit to 6-2 midway through the first half.
The Duke women's lacrosse team overcame a trying first half to run away with an 18-8 victory over William & Mary on Sunday afternoon at Albert-Daly Field. The Blue Devils used another solid effort by goalkeeper Kim Imbesi and big offensive outputs by midfielder Jess Adam and sophomore Lindsay Gilbride to gain their fourth victory of the season.
Duke appeared to be cruising early in the first period, taking leads of 4-1 and 6-2 over the Tribe in the first 18:03. However, William & Mary battled back by notching three of the final four goals of the half to cut the Blue Devils' lead to 7-5 going into the locker room.
Juniors Carolyn Davis and Megan Del Monte led the Duke offense in the first half, each scoring two goals. Adam contributed three assists and sophomore Gilbride hit paydirt twice in the first stanza, and the pair continued their tear in the second to help Duke blow the game wide open.
The Blue Devils scored nine of the first 10 goals and 11 of the total 14 put in by both squads in the second half. Freshman midfielder Emma Hamm scored two goals and one assist in the second period and finished the afternoon with two goals, two assists, three caused turnovers, three draw controls and three ground balls. Freshman attacker Christie Kaestner found the back of the net three times in the second half to aid the offensive effort.