Balanced Offense Leads #1 Terps Past JMU

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March 25, 2017 || Harrisonburg, Va.

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Four Terps scored hat tricks as the No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team (9-0) beat James Madison (6-5) 16-11 Saturday afternoon.

“We were able to get a lot of good looks on offense today, which led to a lot of players having success on that side of the ball today,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “We got a lot of people playing time today, and it was a good outing for us.”

Senior midfielder Zoe Stukenberg, junior attacker Megan Whittle, sophomore attacker Caroline Steele and freshman midfielder Kali Hartshorn each scored three goals. Junior attacker Kacie Longo added two and sophomore midfielder Jen Giles and senior attacker Caroline Wannen each scored once.

Sophomore goalie Megan Taylor made sevens saves in just under 45 minutes in cage. In 15 minutes, senior Emily Kift made five saves.

Stukenberg scored first at 27:03 before James Madison tied the game at 26:39. The Terps tallied the next four goals, including two straight from Steele. Maryland scored four of the last five goals to take a 9-3 lead into halftime.

Giles and Longo notched goals to start the second half before the Dukes were able to rattle off three straight. Stukenberg scored her third goal at 14:40 and Hartshorn notched Maryland’s last two goals. James Madison finished the game with three consecutive goals.

The Terps return to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex to host No. 3 Florida on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.