No. 8 Maryland Surges Past Loyola, 14-9

May 7, 2005

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Jessica Dorney scored two goals and three assists on Senior Day to lead the eight-ranked Maryland Terrapins to a 14-9 win over Loyola Saturday on Senior Day. The Terps broke a 6-6 halftime tie with a 7-1 second half run, with three goals coming off the stick of sophomore Katie Doolittle.

"I was pleased with the energy that we came out with in the second half," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "Loyola played us very tough in the first half, but we were able to maintain possession and get momentum which was the difference."

In addition to her five points, Dorney also forced two turnovers, scooped three ground balls and had four draws for the Terps. Senior Greta Sommers caused four Loyola turnovers and added three draw controls and four ground balls in her regular season finale at Ludwig Field.

The first half went back and forth, as no team ever held more than a one-goal lead in the first 30 minutes of action. Kate McHarg was stellar for the Greyhounds, scoring three and assisting on another to help keep the game tied at 6-6 going into the intermission. Goalie Kirah Miles made five first half saves for the Terps, including a point-blank save on a Loyola breakaway.

Doolittle and Dorney helped spark the Terps in the second half, with each scoring a goal and Dorney also adding an assist in the first eight minutes of action to make the score 9-6. Bridget Zingler stopped Maryland's run with a goal at 20:19, but the Terps responded just 11 seconds later as Dorney and Doolittle hooked up again for a Maryland score.

Brooke Richards rolled the crease for her thrid goal of the day, and Casey Magor and Kelly Kasper tacked on goals to make the score 13-7 with just over eight minutes left in the game. Magor finished the game two goals and assist, and pulled down four draws herself. Kasper's hat trick against the Greyhounds was her third in four games. She has 14 points in the last four games for the Terps.

McHarg converted a free-position shot at 5:31 and Maura Kenny added another under a minute later, but Delia Cox added a late goal before the Terps ran out the clock for the 14-9 victory.

After losing three of the first four draws of the game, Maryland won the 13 of the game's next 17 to help control the game. The Greyhounds managed just eight shots in the second half, compared to 19 for the Terps.

Miles finished the game with nine saves before giving way to senior Kate Capelle for the game's final minutes. Krista Pellizzi came off the bench to provide two assists for the Terps.

Loyola was paced by McHarg's game-high six points on four goals and two assists. Goalie Cindy Nicolaus made eight second half saves for Loyola after replacing Kim Lawton at the intermission.

For the second straight game, Marlyand registered nine assists.

The Terps will learn of their NCAA fate tomorrow at 9 p.m. as the bracket is announced on CSTV. Maryland is looking for its 21st NCAA Tournament berth.

Maryland (12-6)    6   8    14
Loyola (5-11)      6   3    9

Maryland: Jessica Dorney (3-2-5), Katie Doolittle (3-1-4), Brooke Richards (3-1-4), Kelly Kasper (3-0-3), Krista Pellizzi (0-2-2), Delia Cox (1-1-2); Loyola: Kate McHarg (4-2-6), Rachel Shuck (0-3-3), Sydney Greene (2-0-2), Maura Kenny (1-1-2), Kate Fillippelli (1-0-1), Bridget Zingler (1-0-1)

Maryland: Kirah Miles (9-9-57), Kate Capelle (0-0-3); Loyola: Kim Lawton (3-6-30), Cindy Nicolaus (8-7-30)