Women's Lacrosse Defeats James Madison 14-11
April 5, 1998
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Maryland senior Cathy Nelson tied a career-high five goals, including two during a 7-0 Maryland spurt in the first-half, to lead the fourth-ranked Terrapins to a 14-11 victory over No. 8 James Madison in women's lacrosse action Saturday afternoon.
With the game tied 1-1 in the early stages, the Terps erupted for seven unanswered goals to take an 8-1 lead with 7:41 left before halftime. The Dukes cut the lead to 8-4 at intermission on goals by Amy Brew and Megan Riley in the final minute of the first half, but Nelson scored twice in the first five minutes of the second half to give Maryland a 10-4 advantage.
James Madison got as close as three goals down when Riley and Julie Martinez scored consecutive tallies to trail 13-10 with 1:51 left to play, but Nelson's fifth goal of the game in the final minute of play sealed the Maryland victory.
The Terps also received two goals each from Sascha Newmarch, Quinn Carney and Noelle Mitchell in the win. JMU was led by Riley, who had three goals and two assists, and Martinez, who added a hat trick and one assist.
Maryland goalie Alex Kahoe stopped 14 JMU shots for Maryland, who owned a 31-18 shot advantage for the game.
The victory was Maryland's eighth straight on the season and the 25th in 26 meetings between the two schools. Maryland travels to Towson on Wednesday, April 8 for a 4 p.m. contest.