March 8, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sparked by scoring from 11 different players, No. 1 Maryland's offense caught fire Tuesday in a 21-2 thrashing of George Mason at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
The Terrapins (6-0, 2-0 ACC), who utilized all but two players on their roster, were led in scoring by freshman Amalie Trentzsch's three goals, including the first of her career. Seven players tallied two goals each including Kristy Black, Colleen Dawson, Danielle Kirk, Katie Schwarzmann, Sarah Mollison, Meris Walsh and Bria Phillips. In addition to Trentzsch, freshmen Jen Mendez and Walsh also tallied their first career goals in the Red and Black.
Maryland jumped out to an incredible 17-0 lead in the first half and did not allow a George Mason (1-4) shot until the five-minute mark. Nine of the Terps' 17 scores were assisted and Maryland capped the half with a devastating 29-4 shot advantage. The Terps did not play one of their regular starters in the second half and still managed to outscore the Patriots 4-2 in the final stanza.
Maryland caused 19 turnovers in the match, led by two each from Beth Glaros, Melissa Diepold, Elizabeth Hamilton, Mary Angstadt and Camilla Hayes, Trentzsch, and Mendez. Glaros also scooped up a team-high three ground balls.
"It was a good opportunity for us to get better as a team," head coach Cathy Reese said. "We were able to play everyone and got to see some good things from our bench which is really exciting for me as a coach because you are getting to look at people who are a part of the future of Maryland lacrosse. I think we had an opportunity to see some really good things out of some of them."
Brittany Dipper, Mary Jordan and Kasey Howard combined to allow only two Patriot goals. It is the second time this season the Terrapin defense has allotted just two opponent scores, dropping No. 16 Penn State 13-2 earlier this season.
Maryland, which has now won 16 straight games, returns to action Saturday for a contest against Syracuse at noon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.