March 12, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Seventh-ranked Maryland poured in 14 second half goals on its way to a 20-7 victory over Brown Saturday afternoon at the Lacrosse/Field Hockey Complex. Acacia Walker scored a career-high seven points on five goals and two assists while Delia Cox tallied four goals and Brooke Richards had two goals and two assists in the victory.
Maryland (3-2) continued its trend of strong second half play against Brown (1-2), outscoring opponents 42-20 on the season in the second half. Eleven different players scored goald for the Terps.
"We had a nice start, but then we weren't as connected the rest of the way," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "We came out in the second half and were hungry and sharp, and we played well at both ends of the field. We were causing turnovers, getting loose balls and then finishing."
The Terps jumped on the Bears early, scoring twice in the game's opening 1:30 on Jessica Dorney's behind-the-back goal and Cox's score off the ensuing draw control. Walker put the Terps in front 3-0, but Brown stayed in the game mounting a 4-2 run over the game's next 22 minutes.
After the Bears' Sarah Passano made the score 5-4 with just over a minute left in the first half, Brown won the following draw control but turned it over in its offensive zone with 37 seconds remaining. Walker scooped up the ground ball starting the Maryland break, and Mollie Reese connected on a pass to Richards to give Maryland a 6-4 lead heading into the half.
The Terps broke the game open early in the second half scoring eight unanswered goals in the half's opening 11 minutes. Cox accounted for three goals and Walker had two in the Terp run, and Meredith O'Brien and Krista Pellizzi each converted on free-position shots while Katie Doolittle finished on a feed from Becky Clipp.
Brown finally got on the board in the second half at the 13:34 mark when Jen Redd converted a free-position for the Bears. The Terps did not let up, though, going on a 6-0 run in the game's next 11 minutes. Lauren Cohen helped key that run with a pair of scores.
Brown scored two goals in the game's final minute as Mimi DeTolla and Redd found the net for the Bears.
Maryland vastly improved possession in the second half by controlling 12-of-17 draws in the game's final 30 minutes. The Bears had won 8-of-11 in the first half in keeping the game close. The Terps outshot Brown by a decisive 43-23 margin and forced 16 of Brown's 28 turnovers in the game. Greta Sommers led Maryland with three caused turnovers, while Megan Sommar, Walker and Doolittle forced two. Clipp scooped up a game-high seven ground balls for the Terrapins.
In addition to her career-high seven points, Walker also controlled six draws and grabbed four ground balls on the day for the Terrapins.
Kirah Miles stopped five shots in goal before giving way to Kate Capelle and Allie Buote. Capelle played six minutes stopping three shots, while Buote stopped three shots in just two minutes of action.
Maryland will be back in action on Monday as the Terps play host to Denver at 4 p.m. at the Lacrosse/Field Hockey Complex.
Brown (1-2) 4 3 7 #7 Maryland (3-2) 6 14 20INDIVIDUAL SCORING (G-A-P)
Maryland: Acacia Walker (5-2-7), Delia Cox (4-0-4), Brooke Richards (2-2-4), Jessica Dorney (1-2-3), Katie Doolittle (2-0-2), Krista Pellizzi (2-0-2), Lauren Cohen (2-0-2), Mollie Reese (0-2-2), Annie Collins (1-0-1), Meredith O'Brien (1-0-1), Becky Clipp (0-1-1); Brown: Jen Redd (2-0-2), Mimi DeTolla (1-0-1), Amie Biros (1-0-1), Sarah Passano (1-0-1), Caitlin Wolff (1-0-1), Kate Staley (1-0-1)