Feb. 24, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Maryland women's lacrosse team travels to Durham, N.C., for a matchup against No. 2 Duke. The Terps are coming off two-straight wins after dropping the opener against No. 1 Northwestern. Duke enters the ACC opener with a 2-0 record.
The Terps (2-1) will look to snap a two-game losing streak against the Blue Devils on Saturday. Maryland has not defeated Duke in Durham since 2000.
The Maryland-Duke game will not be broadcast, and no GameTracker will be available.
Last season against the Blue Devils, Duke raced out to a 7-1 lead before withstanding a Terrapin comeback to win 10-7 in College Park. Annie Collins led Maryland with two goals and one assist, while Katie Doolittle and Jessica Dorney added a goal and an assist apiece. That was the last game Delia Cox did not score a goal for the Terps. (Read the complete recap.)
Last Time Out
Delia Cox scored a game-high five goals to help lead the fifth-ranked Maryland Terrapins past George Mason, 13-6, in women's lacrosse action Wednesday night in College Park. The Terps broke the game open with a late run in the first half and went on to out-score the Patriots 8-4 in the second to collect the victory.
Kelly Kasper and Krista Pellizzi each finished with three points. Katie Doolittle added a pair of goals, and for the third straight game, Magor scored a goal and an assist. Magor and Cox also helped Maryland to a distinct 13-8 advantage in draw controls.
The Terrapin defense helped force 13 of the Patriots' 27 turnovers, and the Patriots were just 14-24 on clears. Buote finished the game with eight saves, one shy of her career high.
Scouting The Blue Devils
Duke, the 2005 ACC regular season and tournament champs, is 2-0 this year and ranked second in the country.
The Blue Devils are led by Katie Chrest, the 2005 ACC Player of the Year and Tewaaraton Trophy winner. Just two games into her senior season, she is tied for Duke's career goals scored lead (161). She leads the Blue Devils with nine goals this season.
Megan Huether, a two-time All-ACC first team selection, is in her fourth season as a starter for the Blue Devils. She was the IWLCA Goalkeeper of the Year last season. This year, she has a 5.28 GAA and has 11 saves in two games for Duke.
Kristen Waagbo, a third team Inside Lacrosse preseason All-American, is tied for the team lead with nine points on seven goals and two assists. Carolyn Davis and Caroline Cryer lead the team with five assists each.
The Blue Devils have not scored a free-position goal this season (0-1). Duke has not allowed a free-position shot in two games. After the game against Duke, the Terrapins will have already played the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the country.
MD-Duke Recent Results 2/26/05 at Maryland L, 7-10 2/29/04 at Duke L, 7-9 3/18/03 at Maryland W, 9-8 (ot) 3/1/02 at Duke L, 8-9 3/2/01 at Maryland W, 18-11 4/22/01 at Orlando1 W, 7-6 1-ACC Tournament