Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, April 12
April 13, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior Kelly Kasper scored four goals and classmate Lauren Cohen had two goals and two assists to lead the No. 3 Maryland women's lacrosse team to a 10-8 win against No. 9 North Carolina on April 12 at Fetzer Field. Senior Allie Buote was stellar in goal for the Terrapins with 10 saves.
Sophomore Caitlyn McFadden chipped in with a goal and an assist as did freshman Sarah Mollison.
Maryland built a 4-1 lead through the first 11:38 of the game behind a pair of goals from Kasper and the strong play of Buote. McFadden scored the first goal of the game when she was taken down in the fan trying to make a break towards goal. She connected on her free position to give the Terps the lead.
Buote then made consecutive saves as she stopped a tough shot on the ground by Megan Bosica and then turned away a free position shot by Jenn Taylor.
The Terps took advantage of Buote's play in the cage as they scored in transition after the free position save. Kasper made the most of an opportunity as her defender slipped. Kasper ran around her and beat Amanda Barnes to put Maryland up 2-0.
DURHAM, N.C. - No. 8 Duke came out strong on Saturday afternoon in Koskinen Stadium and never looked back, blowing out Boston College 16-6 on senior day. The dominant Blue Devils were led by five goals each from junior attacker Carolyn Davis and sophomore midfielder Danielle Kachulis.
The game marked the last regular season home game for the Blue Devils and featured a postgame ceremony honoring the team's seven seniors. It was Duke's fourth straight home game and first contest against an unranked opponent since March 11, a swing that spanned six games.
It was all Duke early and throughout the match, as the Blue Devils scored two goals in the first 1:03, gave up one to the Eagles 2:25 in and then scored the next 10 goals over 30:43 to run out to a 12-1 lead with 26:52 remaining in the second half.
Davis paved the way offensively in the first stanza, hitting paydirt four times on eight shots and picking up three draw controls. Freshmen midfielders Sarah Bullard and Emma Hamm would each tally their two goals in the first, and junior attacker Megan Del Monte registered two of her game-high three assists before halftime.