Feb. 26, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Fourth-ranked Duke raced out to a 7-1 first half lead and withstood a second half rally by No. 7 Maryland to defeat the Terps, 10-7, Saturday afternoon 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.
The Blue Devils jumped on Maryland early with goals from Kristy Dirks and Kristen Waagbo in the first two minutes of action. Maryland's Brooke Richards scored for the Terps on an assist from Doolittle at 25:24, but Duke closed out the first half with five straight goals from five different Blue Devils. Maryland was out-shot 23-11 in the first half as it took a 7-1 lead into the second half. Duke goalie Megan Huether's six first half saves helped limit the Terps to one goal.
The Terps rallied back, though, scoring five unanswered goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half to cut Duke's lead to 7-6. Collins helped the Terps with two goals and an assist in that run, and Doolittle, Kelly Kasper and Greta Sommers also added goals for Maryland.
Duke's Katie Chrest ended the Blue Devils scoring drought, finding the back of the net at 14:52 on an assist from Leigh Jester. The two teams traded opportunities for the next nine minutes, but the Blue Devils were able to push its advantage to three goals after Jessica Adam's goal with just over five minutes remaining.
Jessica Dorney scored a free-position goal at 2:56 to make the score 9-7, but Duke was able to win the ensuing draw and melt the clock until Chrest tacked on a late goal to seal the victory. Chrest led all players with four points on three goals and one assist.
"I think we just ran into a great Duke team today," head coach Cindy Timchal. "I am very proud of the way we fought back in the second half - that shows that this team has a lot of character. We can learn from this game and get better."
For the game, the Terps were just 2-of-7 on free-position shots. Kirah Miles stopped nine shots for Maryland. Duke's Huether made seven saves on the game.
Maryland will be back in action on Tuesday, March 1, when they travel to Richmond to play the spiders at 3 p.m.
Scoring 1 2 F #4 Duke 7 3 10 #7 Maryland 1 6 7Maryland Scoring (G-A-P): Annie Collins (2-1-3), Jessica Dorney (1-1-2), Katie Doolittle (1-1-2), Kelly Kasper (1-0-1), Brooke Richards (1-0-1), Greta Sommers (1-0-1)
Maryland Goalie (GA/SV): Kirah Miles (9/10)
Duke Scoring (G-A-P): Katie Chrest (3-1-4), Kristen Waagbo (2-1-3), Leigh Jester (1-2-3), Stefanie Sparks (1-1-2), Jessica Adam (1-0-1), Kristy Dirks (1-0-1), Rachel Sanford (1-0-1)
Duke Goalie (GA/SV): Megan Huether (7/7)