No. 6 Women's Lacrosse Cruises Past Boston College, 23-10
Feb. 24, 2008
WALTHAM, Mass. - Senior Kelly Kasper established a new career high with six assists and tied her personal best with nine points to lead No. 6 Maryland to a 23-10 victory against Boston College on February 24. Her performance comes on the heels of yesterday's six-goal showing at UMass which was also a career high.
Senior Lauren Cohen chipped in with five goals and an assist while classmate Dana Dobbie also had five goals to go along with five draw controls. Sophomore Caitlyn McFadden had two goals and an assist while senior Allie Buote was credited with seven saves in the cage, including six in the first half.
As a team, Maryland fired off 40 shots for the second-straight game.
The Terrapins started by scoring the first six goals of the game in the first nine minutes. Kasper had a hand in the Terps' first four goals with three assists and a score of her own. Buote and the Maryland defense held the Eagles scoreless for the first 13:42 of the game with Buote making three point-blank saves in that stretch.
Lauren Fitzpatrick finally ended the Maryland scoring run with her unassisted goal at the 16:18 mark and then Jenna McCabe scored on a pass from Lauren Costello to cut the deficit to 6-2 midway through the first half.
Maryland put five more unanswered goals in the back of the net to push its lead to 11-2. The Terps used five different scorers in that span, including freshman Laura Merrifield's first goal in red and black. Maryland would end up pushing its lead to 10 goals, 15-5, before the halftime break.
The Terps did not let up to start the second half and scored the first three goals to extend its cushion to 18-5. Kasper fed Cohen for the first goal just 19 seconds in and then Kasper took one in for herself before Dobbie converted on a free position with 25:12 left in the game.
Boston College (0-1, 0-1 ACC) could only get as close as 11 when Fitzpatrick scored to make it 19-8 with 18:28 on the clock. She scored three of the Eagles' goals to lead the team while Costello dished out three assists and added a goal of her own. Maura Mahoney and Jenna McCabe both scored a pair of goals as well.
The Terps (2-0, 1-0 ACC) head to Durham next Saturday, March 1 to take on No. 3 Duke at noon.