Terp Women's Lacrosse Handles Ohio, 12-3

Feb. 19, 2006

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Brooke Richards and Katie Princiotto each registered hat tricks and the Terp defense smothered Ohio as No. 9 Maryland defeated the Bobcats, 12-3, Sunday afternoon at the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex. Seven different players found the back of the net for the Terps, and the Terp defense forced 19 turnovers in the win.

Richards finished the game with four points on three goals and an assist. Delia Cox and Kelly Kasper also helped pace the offfense with four points each. Kasper also added five caused turnovers in the winning effort.

"This was a good effort both offensively and defensively," head coach Cindy Timchal said as her team evened its record to 1-1 on the year. "Ohio was very patient, and we were able to be disciplined and maintain our poise."

Richards struck first for the Terps on their third possession of the game on an assist for Kasper at 27:49. Just under two minutes later, though, the Bobcats would even the score on a free-position shot by Kiersten McLouth.

Princiotto scored unassisted at 23:11, and Kasper scored on a free-position shot at 19:52 to give the Terps a 3-1 lead it would not relinquish. However, the Bobcats would slow the game down over the next 15 minutes by controlling the ball in their offensive zone. Allie Buote managed a save and the Terp defense capitalized on three Ohio turnovers to help keep the Bobcats off the board during that time.

The next goal in the game would not come until there were under five minutes left in the first half when Princiotto struck again on an unassisted goal, giving Maryland a 4-1 lead at halftime.

The Terps started the second half hot offensively as Richards scored twice in the opening two minutes and Cox added another quick score to stretch Maryland's lead to 7-1 with 27:22 left in the game. Casey Magor added another goal for the Terps on an assist from Cox before Ohio ended a 32-minute scoring drought on a goal by Shannon Hadaway in the game's 37th minute.

Maryland responded with a 3-0 run, including goals by Katie Doolittle and Kasper just :29 seconds apart. Ohio's Shannon Lynes scored a goal in the 47th minute of play on an assist from McLouth before Princiotto finished off the scoring with a goal in the 54th minute.

Ohio was just 14-24 on clear attempts, and turnoved the ball over 29 times, compared to just 17 turnovers for Maryland. In addition to Kasper's five caused turnovers, Maeve McKew forced three and four other players had two caused turnovers. Maryland also had the edge in groundballs, 33-26.

Buote played 59 minutes of action and made four saves before giving way to Lynne Cooper in the final minute. The three goals allowed was the fewest since holding Denver to the same amount last season (March 14, 2005).

Princiotto's three goals were the first of her career, and defender Becky Clipp also registered her first career goal in the victory.

The Terps will look to continue their winning ways this Wednesday, Feb. 22, against George Mason. The first draw from the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex will be at 7 p.m.

SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  Tot
Ohio................  1  2 -  3
Maryland............  4  8 - 12

Ohio SCORING: GOALS: Kiersten McLouth 1; Shannon Hadaway 1; Shannon Lynes 1. ASSISTS: Kiersten McLouth 1.

Maryland SCORING: GOALS: Brooke Richards 3; Katie Princiotto 3; Kelly Kasper 2; Delia Cox 1; Katie Doolittle 1; Casey Magor 1; Becky Clipp 1. ASSISTS: Delia Cox 3; Kelly Kasper 2; Katie Doolittle 1; Casey Magor 1; Brooke Richards 1.

Ohio GROUND BALLS: Jen Heup 9; Lindsey Marshall 3; Amanda Diehl 2; Devon Dow 2; Kari Fasick 2; Colleen Nevin 2; Lauren Roguski 2; Shannon Hadaway 1; Shannon Lynes 1; Kiersten McLouth 1; Katie Smith 1.

Maryland GROUND BALLS: Delia Cox 5; Becky Clipp 4; Lauren Cohen 4; Kelly Kasper 4; Maeve McKew 3; Katie Princiotto 3; Martha Raver 3; Megan Cassara 2; Katie Doolittle 1; Meghan Higgins 1; Mindy Jones 1; Alex Mavris 1; Mollie Reese 1.

Ohio TURNOVERS CAUSED: Jen Heup 3; Kelley Windle 1. Maryland TURNOVERS CAUSED: Kelly Kasper 5; Maeve McKew 3; Becky Clipp 2; Delia Cox 2; Katie Doolittle 2; Brooke Richards 2; Allie Buote 1; Lauren Cohen 1; Meghan Higgins 1.

SHOTS - Ohio 13; Maryland 30. SHOTS ON GOAL - Ohio 7; Maryland 24.

TURNOVERS - Ohio 29; Maryland 17.

FACEOFFS - Ohio 0-0; Maryland 0-0.

CLEARS - Ohio 14-24; Maryland 19-21.

GOALIES - OHIO: Jen Heup (60:00 minutes, 24 shots-12 saves, 12 GA); MD: Allie Buote (59:08, 7-4, 3) , Lynne Cooper (00:52, 0-0, 0).

Start time: 12:04 pm Finish time: 1:39 Length of game: 1:35 Officials: Mary Jane Schallas; John Federline; Fran Trumbo.

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