Feb. 16, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It was a milestone-laden day for the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team as it routed Delaware 21-4 Thursday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
Head coach and former Terrapin All-American Cathy Reese won her 100th career game at Maryland and senior attacker Karri Ellen Johnson scored career goal No. 188 to move into sole possession of third on the Terps' all-time goals list.
"I'm just so proud to be an alum of this program," Reese, who is 100-11 with the Terps, said. "I'm proud of the girls that represent this program and I'm proud of the work they do every time they step on the field in continuing the great tradition of lacrosse we have here at Maryland."
On a night full of accomplishment, the Terps (2-0) were simply dominant. Brooke Griffin netted a game-high five goals, Johnson added four and Kelly McPartland and Alex Aust each tallied three to pace Maryland's devastating attack.
For the second consecutive game, Maryland began the match on a 9-0 run. The Terps commanded a hefty 14-1 advantage through the game's first 30 minutes and picked up a 10-goal cushion to initiate a running clock a mere 23 minutes into the contest. Brittany Dipper tallied three saves in the first half to lead Maryland defensively.
The Terps were a perfect 9-for-9 in clears and held Delaware (0-1) to 7-for-13. McPartland and Iliana Sanza each secured four draw controls as Maryland won the battle 20-7.
Maryland had a total of nine of players tally goals. Kristy Black and Johnson picked up three assists apiece to help guide an attack that is averaging 20 goals per game through the first two contests of the season. Johnson's goal with 13:35 remaining vaulted her past Kelly Amonte-Hiller for third all-time in career goals at Maryland.
"I'm really happy with the way we played today," Reese said. "We wanted to take control of the tempo of the game. Once we were able to get the ball in our offensive end I thought we did a good job of controlling the game".
The Terps return to action Sunday when they face Penn State in their first road game of the year.