No. 20 Maryland Opens Season in Style
Jan. 28, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland water polo team turned in a pair of strong performances Saturday during opening-day action of the Terrapin Invitational.
After downing Marist, 15-7, in the first game of the two-day, five-team tournament, the 20th-ranked Terps (2-0) posted an impressive 14-6 victory over No. 14 UC San Diego (2-1), their first-ever over one of the major California programs.
Maryland received contributions throughout its roster with 10 players scoring against the Red Foxes and eight lighting the lamp vs. the Tritons.
Senior Shelby Reyes helped key the win over UC San Diego with 13 saves, including 11 during a close first half.
"Our goalkeeping was stellar in both games," Maryland head coach Carl Salyer said. "Once Shelby got going and got into a groove she was very sharp."
After a close opening eight minutes, the Terps took a 5-4 lead, one they did not relinquish, on Rebecca Gerrity's goal with 7:25 left in the second quarter.
Maryland went on to score four of the next five goals and never looked back.
"The defensive effort was the key," Salyer said. "We held them to one goal in the second half. We made some adjustments at halftime. It was all about team defense and that transitioned to team offense. We really did a good job of reading the situations."
Maryland took advantage of exclusions in both games. The Terps scored six goals against UC San Diego with the extra attacker and seven vs. Marist.
Maryland registered the first five goals of the game with Campbell tallying a pair in the first quarter.
Marist (0-2) cut the deficit to 8-4 late in the second quarter before the Terps scored twice in the final minute before halftime.
Tobin scored with 45 seconds left and senior captain Christine Goetsch added an exclusion goal with 4 seconds on the clock.
The Red Foxes never got closer than five goals in the second half.
Ermakova had two goals against the Red Foxes.
The Terrapin Invitational closes out Sunday with three more games.
Maryland will play eighth-ranked San Diego State, which won both its games (15-1 over Marist and 13-7 over Wagner) Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. at Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium.
The Terps will play Wagner at 3 p.m., the last of eight games over two days.
Terrapin Invitational - Day One ResultsSaturday, Jan. 28
Eppley Recreation Center
No. 20 Maryland 15, Marist 7
1st 2nd 3rd 4th F Maryland (1-0) 5 5 2 3 15 Marist (0-1) 1 3 2 1 7Maryland Goals: Campbell 3, Tobin 3, Ermakova 2, Goetsch, Lewis, Hoshko, Gerrity, Smith, Respondek, Ruth
Marist Goals: Hamby 2, Puccino, Desaulniers, Levien, Kline
Maryland Saves: Stein 7, Reeves 1
Marist Saves: Thomas 6
No. 14 UC San Diego 11, Wagner 6
1st 2nd 3rd 4th F UCSD (2-0) 3 5 1 2 11 Wagner (0-1) 1 3 1 1 6UC San Diego Goals: Bartow 4, Lizotte 2, Daniels, Biehle, Tran, Bates, Brooks
Wagner Goals: Beck 2, Robinson, Greenough, Hannings, Hoshko
UC San Diego Saves: Taylor 8
Wagner Saves: Karbach 8
No. 8 San Diego State 15, Marist 1
1st 2nd 3rd 4th F SDSU (1-0) 5 3 5 2 15 Marist (0-2) 0 1 0 0 1SDSU Goals: Poland 5, Moreno 2, Ford 2, Pezzolla 2, Miller, Hermann, Long, Burgess
Marist Goals: Crabtreee
SDSU Saves: Campoli 7, Kilngfus 2
Marist Saves: Thomas 7, Humphries 2
No. 20 Maryland 14, No. 14 UC San Diego 6
1st 2nd 3rd 4th F Maryland (2-0) 4 5 1 4 14 UCSD (2-1) 4 1 1 0 6Maryland Goals: Lewis 2, Robinson 2, Gerrity 2, Ermakova 2, Goetsch, Hoshko, Tobin, Respondek, Campbell, Ruth
UCSD Goals: Lizotte 4, Gonzales 2
Maryland Saves: Reyes 13
UCSD Saves: Taylor 11
No. 8 San Diego State 13, Wagner 7
1st 2nd 3rd 4th F SDSU (2-0) 3 3 4 3 13 Wagner (0-2) 1 1 2 3 7SDSU Goals: Poland 4, Burgess 3, Ford 2, Pezzolla 2, Moreno, Hermann
Wagner Goals: Beck 2, Burdge 2, Robinson, Poole, Hoshko
SDSU Saves: Campoli 6, Kilngfus 2
Wagner Saves: Karbach 5
Maryland Invitational - Remaining Schedule
Sunday, Jan. 29
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