Feb. 25, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. - Sophomore Beth Glaros scored a game-high four goals but the No. 2 Maryland women's lacrosse team fell short at No. 2 Duke 10-9 Saturday.
The Terps (3-1, 0-1 ACC) picked up goals from freshman Kelly McPartland (3), and Tewaaraton Watch List nominees Karri Ellen Johnson (1) and Katie Schwarzmann (1). Reigning ACC Defensive Player of the Week Iliana Sanza and Johnson combined for six of Maryland's 12 draw controls.
Maryland erased an early five-goal deficit with seven unanswered goals, including five to tie the game heading into halftime. Following a pair of Glaros' goals to kick off the second half, Duke (4-2, 1-0 ACC) answered with a 5-0 run including two free position goals from Taylor Trimble.
Glaros narrowed the Blue Devil lead to 10-8 with a goal at 4:18. A late McPartland score made it a one-goal contest with seven seconds remaining but the Terps would get no closer.
The Terps outshot Duke 20-15. Six of the Blue Devils' 10 goals came via free position shots.
It was only the fifth loss for Maryland since 2009 and the first in regular season conference play since 2010. The Terps' last three losses have been decided by one goal.
Maryland returns to action Friday when it plays host to Virginia at 7 p.m.