March 2, 2005
Norfolk, Va. - Facing a 2-1 halftime deficit, Maryland roared back scoring five goals in the first four minutes of the second half on its way to a 13-6 win over Old Dominion Wednesday afternoon at Foreman Field. Acacia Walker scored a career-high five goals, including three in the first five minutes of the second half to help lead the Terps to victory.
"We again got off to a slow start, which is something we are going to have to get over," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "Our team showed resiliency, though. We were able to get on a roll in the second half and take control of the game."
For the second straight game, Maryland (1-1) fell behind early. Old Dominion's Ashley Stanwick scored an unassisted goal and Kelly Kimener connected on a pass from Sarah Lautenbach to give the Lady Monarchs (0-1) a 2-0 lead. Jessica Dorney countered for the Terps with a score on an assist from Brooke Richards with 19:50 remaining in the game, but did not get another goal despite holding a 10-4 advantage in shots.
Walker helped ignite the Terps' second half run along with freshman Kelly Kasper. Walker went for five goals in the second half, including three in the first five minutes of Maryland's key second half run. Kasper had a goal and an assist during that stretch, Delia Cox chipped in a goal and Annie Collins and Mollie Reese contributed assists to stake Maryland out to a 6-2 lead with just over 26 minutes left in the game.
Kimener helped Old Dominion cut into Maryland's lead with an unassisted goal at 24:53. The Terps responded with another 5-0 run over the next six minutes to put the game away. Kasper netted a pair, and Walker, Cox and Dorney each tallied goals to stretch Maryland's lead to 11-3.
The Lady Monarchs mounted a run towards the end of the game with goals by Kristen Traux, Kimener and Katie Veneziale, but it wasn't enough. Kasper and Walker tacked on late goals for the Terps to seal the victory.
Walker's six points (5g, 1a) matched a career high for the midfielder. Kasper finished the game with five points on four goals and one assist. She also led Maryland with five ground balls and five caused turnovers.
Old Dominion was paced by Kimener's hat trick. Michelle Gannon started in goal and made five saves in 34 minutes of action. Sara Larson went the rest of the way for the Lady Monarchs, also stopping five shots.
Maryland will return to action tomorrow at Richmond at 3 p.m.
#7 Maryland (1-1) 1 12 13 Old Dominion (0-1) 2 5 7Maryland Scoring (G-A-P):Acacia Walker (5-1-6), Kelly Kasper (4-1-5), Delia Cox (2-0-2), Jessica Dorney (2-0-2), Annie Collins (0-2-2), Mollie Reese (0-1-1), Brooke Richards (0-1-1), Meghan Higgins (0-1-1)
Old Dominion Scoring: Kelly Kimener (3-0-3), Ashley Stanwick (1-0-1), Kristen Traux (1-0-1), Katie Veneziale (1-0-1), Sarah Lautenbach (0-1-1)
Old Dominion Goalkeeping (GA/Svs/Mins): Michelle Gannon (6/5/35), Sara Larson (7-5-25)