Feb. 21, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Maryland Terrapin women's lacrosse team has a pair of games this week, the first at home Wednesday night against George Mason at 7 p.m. at the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex. The game between the Patriots and Terps will be broadcast live on www.wmucsports.com, and GameTracker will be available on www.umterps.com.
The Terps picked up their first win of the season on Sunday against Ohio, 12-3, to even their season record at 1-1.
Delia Cox has six assists in just two games this year, matching her career high for assists in a season.
Lauren Cohen, in her first season primarily as a defender, is averaging 4.5 groundballs per game.
The three goals allowed were the fewest since last season vs. Denver.
Through two games, opponents are out-drawing the Terps 20-19.
Maryland and George Mason played a thrilling overtime game last year in Fairfax, Va. Kelly Kasper scored the game-winner in the third sudden victory period to give the Terps the 10-9 win.
George Mason is the third team to start their season against Maryland this year.
The Terps will look to snap a two-game losing streak against the Blue Devils on Saturday. Maryland has not defeated Duke in Durham since 2000.
After the game against Duke, the Terrapins will have already played the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the country.
Maryland cut down on its turnovers by seven against Ohio (24 vs. Northwestern, 17 vs. Ohio).
The Week That Was
The Terps lost to Northwestern, 13-8, Monday, and bounced back with a 12-3 win over Ohio on Sunday.
Leading just 4-1 at the half, the Terps scored three goals in the first three minutes of the second half to break the game open. Maryland outscored Ohio 8-2 in the second half.
Against the Bobcats, Brooke Richards, Delia Cox and Kelly Kasper each registered four points in the victory. Richards and Katie Princiotto tallied hat tricks as seven different Terps found the back of the net. Princiotto's scores were the first of her career.
Becky Clipp also added a score, the first of her career.
The Terp defense held Ohio scoreless for 35 minutes, and forced 19 out of OU's 29 turnovers in the game. Kasper led the team with five caused turnovers.
Allie Buote surrendered just three goals in 59 minutes of work and made four saves before giving way to Lynne Cooper in the final minute of action.
Scouting The Patriots
George Mason posted a 7-10 record in 2005, including a 5-2 mark in the CAA.
Sarah Bryant returns for her senior season with the Patriots. Last season she led the team in goals with 30 and points with 35.
The team's second- and third-leading scorers also return (Laura King: 25g, 1a; Christina Frank: 21g, 5a).
GMU's most significant loss was the graduation of goalie Meg Dentler. In addition to being a two-time All-American, Dentler had some big games against Maryland. She had 17 saves against the Terps in 2005 and 20 vs. Maryland in 2004.
Maryland is 4-0 all-time vs. George Mason.
Amy Bokker is in her ninth season at GMU. She is 61-70 with the Patriots.