No. 9 Maryland Tops No. 12 Johns Hopkins, 12-10

April 9, 2005

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Acacia Walker scored five goals, including four in the second half, to lead ninth-ranked Maryland to a 12-10 victory over No. 12 Johns Hopkins in front of 1,014 fans at Ludwig Field Saturday afternoon. Delia Cox added four points on three goals and one assist, and defender Greta Sommers helped limit Johns Hopkins' Mary Key to just one goal on the day.

"It was important for us to bounce back after the Georgetown game and get a win against a good team," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "It was tough, but the kids found a way to win."

The game's opening minutes were played at a frenetic pace, with the two teams combining for seven goals in the first 12 minutes. The Terps (8-5) held onto a slim 4-3 advantage through the game's next 17 minutes before Annie Wagner tied it with a goal with 1:24 left in the first frame. Johns Hopkins (7-3) goalie Lauren Riddick helped limit the Terps to just four goals in the first half with seven saves.

Cox gave Maryland its first two-goal lead of the day after back-to-back scores to open the second half. Megan Voight scored on a pass from Mary Key at 22:41, but Walker answered back with a free-position shot to make it 7-5. The Blue Jays' Sarah Walsh answered with an unassisted goal at 19:49, but that was as close as Hopkins would get as Maryland went on a critical 3-0 run to push its lead to four. Walker took a feed from Krista Pellizzi and then made a nice one-on-one move in front of the net to spark the run, and Pellizzi and Katie Doolittle each converted on free-position shots to give the Terps a 10-6 advantage with just over 16 minutes left in the game. In that spurt, Annie Collins came off the circle to control two draws for the Terps.

The Blue Jays got back to within two after a pair of Walsh goals in just over a minute, but Walker countered with a pair of goals of her own to make it 12-8 with 11:47 left. Key, who came into the game with 30 goals on the year, scored her first goal of the day on a free-position shot at the 9:55 mark and Katie Stamper added a score with 8:20 left, but the Terps were able to control possession throughout the game's remaining minutes to secure the victory.

Maryland goalie Kirah Miles made nine saves on the game, including six in the second half and one from point-blank range with 24 seconds left in the game.

Walsh had a career day for the Blue Jays, coming off the bench to lead all scorers with six points on five goals and one assist. JHU leading scorer Mary Key was limited to just one goal and two assists on the afternoon. In the cage, Riddick finished with 10 saves.

The Terps controlled possession winning 16 of 24 draws on the afternoon. Walker controlled five herself, and Collins and Sommers each had three. Sommers, charged with marking Key most of the afternoon, also scored a goal and had one caused turnover.

Maryland also benefited from nine free-position shots, converting six.

The Terps return to action next Saturday in their ACC regular season finale at North Carolina at 1 p.m.

Scoring                    1     2      F
#12 Johns Hopkins (7-3)    4     6      10
#7 Maryland (8-5)          4     8	12
Maryland: Acacia Walker (5-0-5), Delia Cox (3-1-4), Katie Doolittle (2-1-3), Greta Sommers (1-0-1), Krista Pellizzi (1-0-1); Johns Hopkins: Sarah Walsh (5-1-6), Mary Key (1-2-3), Katie Stamper (2-0-2), Meagan Voit (1-1-2), Lauren Swarzmann (0-2-2), Anne Crisafulli (0-1-1)

Maryland: Kirah Miles (9-10-60); Johns Hopkins: Lauren Riddick (10-12-60)