Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Tuesday, March 4
March 5, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Allie Buote was credited with 10 saves and classmate Dana Dobbie recorded three goals, an assist, and six draw controls as the No. 5 Maryland women's lacrosse team beat No. 2 Virginia, 8-5, on March 4 at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.
The Terps, now in their second season under the guidance of Cathy Reese, have won all three games in which they have played an opponent ranked No. 1 or No. 2 at home in the past two seasons and have done it in three different locations. Last season, Maryland defeated No. 2 Duke, 19-18, on March 3 at Ludwig Field and then knocked off No. 1 North Carolina three weeks later at Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd Stadium, 8-6.
Dobbie snatched up six of the Terps' 11 draw controls on the night while Virginia had just four. Senior Lauren Cohen recorded two goals and an assist while classmate Katie Pumphrey notched four ground balls and three caused turnovers on the defensive end.
The Terps jumped right out of the gate and scored 30 seconds in as senior Kelly Kasper won the game's first draw and then sophomore Caitlyn McFadden found the back of the net to put Maryland on top. Dobbie won the ensuing draw and Maryland was deliberate on the offensive end, found its shot, and scored as senior Katie Princiotto hit an open Dobbie to put the Terps up two.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Despite a team-high four points from senior attacker Kady McBrearty, the Virginia Tech women's lacrosse team dropped a 12-8 decision at No. 12 Vanderbilt on Tuesday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn.
Tech (1-5) was led on the attack by McBrearty, Jenna Reich and Caitlyn Wier. McBrearty scored two goals to extend her career-high scoring streak to 18 games and also dished out two assists. The Alexandria, Va., native has led or tied for the team lead in points in all six games this season.
Reich recorded her first multiple-goal game of the season with a season-high two goals, while Wier equaled her career and season-best with a pair of scores, both coming in the second half.