April 27, 2006
BALTIMORE - Just six days after edging Boston College by two goals, the Maryland Terrapins rolled past the Eagles 21-8 in the first round of the ACC Tournament Thursday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium. With the win, the Terps advance to face the No. 1 team in the country Duke tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.
Ten different Terrapins notched goals, led by senior Delia Cox's four. Cox also added two assists for six points, making her the 12th player in Maryland history to record 200 points (204 career points). Kelly Kasper and Brooke Richards each notched hat tricks for Maryland.
"We knew how tough Boston College was because of just having played them, so we really played with good intensity," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "We came out from the start and didn't worry so much about them, but to try and play the best game we could."
The Terps controlled the game from the outset, allowing just two goals on four Boston College shots. Meanwhile Maryland converted on 12 of its 24 shots. Richards scored all four of her points in the first 30 minutes with three goals and an assist.
Kasper helped Maryland dominate possession helping the Terps to a 10-5 advantage in draw controls in the first half. Maryland also turned the ball over just four times.
The Terps did not let up in the second half, stretching its lead to 12 after Becky Clipp scored her second goal of the day on a free-position shot with 18:35 left in the game. The Eagles went on a 3-1 burst over the next three minutes, but the Terrapins outscored Boston College 5-2 over the last 15 minutes of the game. Mollie Reese scored a goal and an assist -- her first points of the season -- to help lead the way.
Up next for the Terps is Duke, the top-ranked team in the country. The two teams met earlier this season in Durham, with the Blue Devils winning 11-9. The first draw is set for 5:30 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium.