April 29, 2000
BALTIMORE - Maryland juniors Allison Comito and Jen Adams combined for nine goals and four assists as the top-ranked Terrapins dispatched No. 5 Loyola, 12-4, in a women's lacrosse game played at Curley Field Saturday afternoon.
The Terrapins (17-1), who extended their nation's-best winning streak to 16 games, used a decisive 5-0 first-half run to turn a tight game early on into a comfortable 6-2 lead by halftime. Adams (four goals, two assists) had two goals in a 29-second span late in the half, and Comito (five goals, two assists) scored her second goal with 3:25 remaining to give Maryland a 6-1 advantage.
After Loyola's Stacey Morlang (team-high two goals) scored with 17:43 left in the second half to pull the Greyhounds (13-4) within 7-3, Comito and Adams contributed to a 4-0 Maryland run that put the game away for good. Adams found Comito on a fast break just eight seconds after Morlang's goal, and the Australian junior also scored on a behind-the-head shot off a feed from Comito with 10:35 remaining to give the Terrapins a 10-3 lead.
Kory Miller and Krissy Warnock also scored goals for Loyola, which was held to a season-low four goals and its fewest shots (23) since a loss at North Carolina March 12. The Greyhounds also committed 16 turnovers to just eight for the Terrapins and were handed five yellow cards, including two on senior captain Stephanie Sweet that forced Sweet out of the game with 7:15 left.
Quinn Carney added a goal and an assist for Maryland, which improved to 20-1 all-time against the Greyhounds and 8-0 all-time against Loyola at Curley Field. The Terrapins outshot the Greyhounds 37-23, including 20-11 in the second half.
Greyhound goalie Tricia Dabrowski kept her team in the game with 13 saves, including several point-blank opportunities in the second half. Senior Alex Kahoe had nine saves for the Terrapins, who improved to 141-5 against non-conference opponents in head coach Cindy Timchal's 10 years on the bench.
Maryland 12, Loyola 4 (April 29, 2000)
Maryland 6 6 12 Loyola 2 2 4
Loyola Goals: Stacey Morlang 2, Kory Miller, Krissy Warnock
Loyola Assists: Kory Miller, Lauren Peck
Maryland Goals: Allison Comito 5, Jen Adams 4, Quinn Carney, Christie Jenkins, Tori Wellington
Maryland Assists: Adams 2, Comito 2, Carney, Kristin Sommar
Shots: Maryland 37, Loyola 23
Saves: Maryland--Alex Kahoe 10, Loyola--Tricia Dabrowski 13
Groundballs: Maryland 27, Loyola 22
Draw Controls: Maryland 9, Loyola 9