No. 13 Terps Cruise Past Sonoma St., 17-8
March 22, 2012
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - The Maryland water polo team got back on the winning track Thursday on its annual spring break California trip.
"We had a slow start, but we played some good defense in the first half," head coach Carl Salyer said. "The offense kicked in during the second quarter."
After Sonoma's Laura Kune scored to make it 4-1 with 6:42 to go in the second quarter, Robinson took over, scoring the next four goals. Her strike with 7:46 left in the third made it 8-1.
The Terps, who had their season-best six-game winning streak snapped in their last contest, a tough 8-6 loss to then No. 15 UC Davis on Saturday, built the lead to 12-4 on Campbell's fourth goal with 16 seconds left in the third.
But Sonoma never got within seven goals the rest of the way.
Senior captain Christine Goetsch didn't hit the scoring column, but had a solid defense game.
"Christine was just rock solid in the defensive end," Salyer said. "She really shut down their two-meter player,"
Maryland continues their five-game road trip Saturday when it takes on the Pacific Tigers at noon PDT and then closes the journey out the next day with a 10:30 a.m. game against Santa Clara.
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ResultsThursday, March 22
Rohnert Park, Calif.
No. 13 Maryland 17, Sonoma State 8
1st 2nd 3rd 4th F Maryland (12-4) 3 4 5 5 17 Sonoma (7-15) 0 1 3 4 8Maryland Goals: Robinson 4, Campbell 4, Gerrity 3, Tobin 3, Respondek 2, Hoshko
Maryland Blocks: Reyes 11, Stein 2