No. 2 Terps Outscore Georgetown, 10-7
April 15, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland senior Cathy Nelson scored four goals and the Terps overcame a 4-4 halftime tie, and outscored the 11th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas, 6-3, in the second half to collect their 11th straight win. The win improves Maryland to 11-2 overall while Georgetown falls to 6-5.
The Hoyas opened the game early with two quick goals by Lauren Hilsky and Sarah Oglesby before Maryland could get on the scoreboard. Freshman Quinn Carney scored at the eight minute mark, and Nelson answered a minute later off of a free position shot. Nelson would score once more before the half.
The Terps broke the halftime tie three minutes into the second half and the Terps would never look back, outscoring the Hoyas 6-3 in the second half. The Terps completely shut down the Hoya attack for 20 minutes, as the Hoyas scored at the 36 and 38 minute marks and would not score again until the last minute.
The difference in the game was the foul differential--Maryland recording 28 to Georgetown's 12. Five of Georgetown's seven goals came off of free position shots.
Georgetown goalkeeper Chris Lindsey recorded 18 saves and was effective in shutting the Terp attack down in the first half. Maryland's Alex Kahoe had 10 saves.
The Terps now travel to Charlottesville, Va., for the 1998 ACC Tournament. The Terps will meet No.1 seed North Carolina in the first semifinal at 1 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday.
1 2 FINAL Georgetown 4 3 7 Maryland 4 6 10
Goals: GT - Oglesby 2, Stewart 2, Hilsky, Stanwick, Baer. Md.-Nelson 4, Mitchell 2, Carney, Adams, Jenkins, Newmarch.
Assists: GT - Keating, Oglesby. Md.- Sommar 2, Newmarch
Shots Total Georgetown 30 Maryland 37
Goalies: GT - Lindsey (60 minutes, 10 goals allowed, 18 saves). Md. - Kahoe (60 minutes played, 7 goals allowed, 10 saves).
Groundballs Total Georgetown 35 Maryland 30