Fourth-Seeded Maryland Rolls Past Boston College in ACC First Round, 21-8
April 27, 2006
BALTIMORE - Maryland got goals from 10 different players as it downed Boston College, 21-8, in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse championship at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday.
Delia Cox led the Terrapin effort with four goals and two assists. Kelly Kasper and Brooke Richards each had three goals, while Katie Doolittle, Krista Pellizzi, Becky Clipp and Katie Princiotto had two apiece. Casey Magor, Mollie Reese and Kate McWilliams rounded out the scoring for Maryland with one goal apiece.
Fifth-seeded Boston College got a pair of goals from Margot Spatola and Lauren Fitzpatrick and single goals from Shauna Culhane, Emily Hannigan, Jenna McCabe and Katherine Wagoner.
Cox and Princiotto got the scoring started, each scoring within the first three minutes to stake Maryland to a quick 2-0 lead.
Boston College answered with Fitzpatrick's first goal of the afternoon, but Maryland rattled off a 10-0 run over the next 21 minutes to blow the game open. Richards scored all three of her goals in the spurt.
Wagoner scored for the Eagles with 1:02 remaining before halftime to make the score 12-2 in favor of the Terrapins.
Spatola opened the scoring just 3:29 into the second half on a free position shot, but Maryland countered with goals from Kasper, Pellizzi and Clipp in a six-minute span to push the Terrapin lead back to double digits.
Boston College would score three of the game's next four games, but Maryland again had an answer, scoring five consecutive goals before the Eagles notched the final two of the game in the last four minutes of play for the final margin.
Fourth-seeded Maryland advances to face the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils in the Friday's second semifinal match. The contest is set to begin at 5:30 p.m.