Senior Duo Paces #1 Terps Past Penn

March 30, 2013

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Seniors Alex Aust and Katie Schwarzmann combined for nine goals as the No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team stayed perfect in 2013 with a 15-10 victory against Penn Saturday.

Aust notched a game-high six goals and one assist to lead Maryland (13-0, 3-0 ACC) as it kicked off a four-game homestand. Schwarzmann netted a hat trick and added three draw controls and three ground balls. Kelly McPartland and Beth Glaros pitched in with two goals apiece.

The Terps were able to bolster 10-5 advantage at the half, courtesy of a massive draw control edge. Maryland won the category 12-3 through the first 30 minutes and was able to control possession for the vast majority of the stanza.

Maryland's attack put together two separate scoring runs in the first half - a 4-0 drive to start the game and five unanswered goals in a three minute period in-and-around the seven minute mark - led by Aust, who recorded four goals in the period. The Quakers capped the half with three goals, including one at the buzzer.

Penn gained some ground early in the second period with improvement on the draw and cut the Terps' lead to four with 18:55 left, but Aust tacked on two additional goals and the Quakers would get no closer.

Taylor Cummings led the Terps in draw controls with six. Maryland shot nearly .500 - sticking 15 of 31 attempts on the day.

"I thought we had moments where we did a little better defensively but now we need to work to have more consistency with what we are doing and we need to get to the full 60 minutes of it," head coach Cathy Reese said. "I give a lot of credit to Penn. Those girls came out fighting. When they were driving, they were driving super hard to goal, and it was hard for us to stop."

Maryland is set for a key conference battle next Saturday against North Carolina at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.