No. 6 Maryland Rallies Past No. 9 Dartmouth, 13-8

March 21, 2006

Box Score

March 21, 2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The sixth-ranked Maryland Terrapins bounced back from an early 5-1 deficit to defeat No. 9 Dartmouth, 13-8, Tuesday afternoon at the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex. Delia Cox scored three goals for the sixth-consecutive game and added an assist to help lead the Terrapins past their first ranked opponent of the season.

"I'm just really proud of our effort," head coach Cindy Timchal said. "Not only were we able to defeat a very good team in Dartmouth, but we did so overcoming some adversity early on. Once we started hustling and winning some draws, that settled us down on both ends of the field."

Sophomore Kelly Kasper contributed a complete game with two goals, one assist, three groundballs, two draw controls and three caused turnovers. Junior Krista Pellizzi also contributed to the offensive cause with three goals on the afternoon. Maeve McKew scooped a team-high five groundballs, and Becky Clipp picked up four. In goal for the Terps, Allie Buote finished the game with 10 saves and was credited with a groundball and a caused turnover. After giving up five quick goals in the first seven minutes of the game, the Maryland defense allowed just three scores over the final 53 minutes of action.

The Big Green (3-2) jumped out to an early lead winning the first three draws of the game and converted those possessions into scores to go up 3-0 in the first four minutes of action. The Terps (6-3) won the ensuing draw, and quickly moved the ball into the offensive zone where Cox connected on a long pass to Pellizzi for a goal at the 25:37 mark.

Dartmouth won the next two draws, and again promptly maximized its possession with goals from Annie Lebovitz and Kristen Zimmer to stake the Big Green out to a 5-1 lead with 23:22 left in the first half.

The Terps called a timeout, which sparked a 4-0 run to end the half. Cox scored two of those goals, and Casey Magor and Katie Doolittle each scored on rebounds in front of the net to tie the game at 5-5 heading into the half.

Maryland started the second half with a pair of goals, the first of which came on an errant Dartmouth pass back to goalie Devon Wills that ended up in the net for a score. The Big Green won the next draw, but Allie Buote made a save on a Sarah Szeffi shot which started the Terps in transition that ended when Katie Princiotto corralled a loose ball and scored for Maryland in the 32nd minute of play.

Dartmouth ended a nearly 30-minute scoring drought when Szefi took a feed from Kristen Barry to make the score 7-6 with 24:54 left in the game. Maryland won the game's next five draws, managed to keep the Big Green off the board for another 16 minutes, and tallied five more goals to pull away. Kasper notched a pair of free-position goals in the run, Pellizzi scored twice and Cox added another to give Maryland a 12-6 lead with just nine minutes left.

The Big Green won the draw after Cox's goal, and Szefi took advantage of the possession with a free-position goal in the 52nd minute. Kasper pulled down the next draw, and the Terps began to work on the clock. Kasper worked just inside the restraining line, fought through a pair of Dartmouth defenders and found Magor around the crease where she put away her second goal of the game at the 6:19 mark.

Each team then traded four possessoins over the next six minutes before Szefi intercepted a pass deep in Maryland's defensive zone and promptly put it away for her team-high fourth goal of the game to complete the scoring.

Dartmouth out-drew Maryland 8-3 in the first half, but the Terps fought back to win the draw control battle in the second half, 7-5.

The Terps will be back in action this Friday against another ranked opponent in No. 16 Penn State as part of the ACC/ALC Challenge. That game, which starts at 7:30, will be preceeded by North Carolina vs. Ohio State at 5 p.m. All games will be at the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex. Visit this page to follow this weekend's ACC/ALC Challenge.

SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  Tot
Dartmouth...........  5  3 -  8
Maryland............  5  8 - 13

Dartmouth SCORING: GOALS: Szefi, Sarah 4; Zimmer, Kristen 2; Pittman, Jen 1; Leibovitz, Annie 1. ASSISTS: Douthett, Whitney 2; Barry, Kristen 1; Szefi, Sarah 1.

Maryland SCORING: GOALS: Delia Cox 3; Krista Pellizzi 3; Kelly Kasper 2; Casey Magor 2; Katie Doolittle 1; Katie Princiotto 1; TEAM 1. ASSISTS: Delia Cox 1; Kelly Kasper 1.

Dartmouth GROUND BALLS: Wills, Devon 5; Douthett, Whitney 4; Hazel, Casey 3; Szefi, Sarah 3; Barry, Kristen 2; Smith, Andrea 2; Zimmer, Kristen 2; Cuneo, Lizzy 1; Labrum, Kate 1; Leibovitz, Annie 1; Morgan, Catharine 1; Pittman, Jen 1.

Maryland GROUND BALLS: Maeve McKew 5; Becky Clipp 4; Kelly Kasper 3; Martha Raver 3; Lauren Cohen 2; Delia Cox 2; Katie Doolittle 2; Casey Magor 2; Krista Pellizzi 2; Allie Buote 1; Meghan Higgins 1; Kate McWilliams 1; Katie Princiotto 1.

Dartmouth TURNOVERS CAUSED: Zimmer, Kristen 4; Pittman, Jen 3; Barry, Kristen 2; Cuneo, Lizzy 2; Smith, Andrea 1; Szefi, Sarah 1; Wills, Devon 1. Maryland TURNOVERS CAUSED: Kelly Kasper 3; Lauren Cohen 2; Delia Cox 2; Allie Buote 1; Becky Clipp 1; Krista Pellizzi 1; Katie Princiotto 1; Martha Raver 1.

SHOTS - Dartmouth 25; Maryland 29. SHOTS ON GOAL - Dartmouth 18; Maryland 22.

TURNOVERS - Dartmouth 24; Maryland 18.

CLEARS - Dartmouth 10-17; Maryland 15-21.

GOALIES - DARTW: Wills, Devon (60:00 minutes, 22 shots-9 saves, 13 GA); MD: Allie Buote (60:00, 18-10, 8).

Start time: 1:01 pm Finish time: 2:42 Length of game: 1:41 Officials: Lynn Cron; Patty Daly; Fran Trumbo.

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