Mollison Leads #1 Terps by Mids to Quarterfinals

The Terps then added two more goals to push the lead to 6-1. Sophomore Kathy Young then made a strong move towards goal and earned a free-position shot. Young deftly converted the eight-meter shot to pull the Mids within four.

The Terps then ripped off an 8-0 run that carried over into the second half to put the game out of reach and take a 14-2 edge. Maryland's Sarah Mollison, the 2011 ACC Player of the Year, helped spearhead the 8-0 run with five points. Mollison had four goals and four assists for eight points on the day, seven of which were in the first half.

Gennaro broke up the run with an unassisted goal five minutes into the second half and Young converted on her second free position goal to cut the lead to 14-4. However, Maryland ripped off three more goals to push the lead to 17-4.

Navy once again scored back-to-back goals, this time with sophomore Jasmine DePompeo netting a goal off an assist from Mandrin Hill, followed by an unassisted Young strike, her third of the day. The back-to-back goals for Navy coincided with a 10 minute scoring drought for Maryland, but the Terps netted two more goals in the final 4:10 for the 19-6 final.

With her two assists on the day, Mandrin Hill claims sole possession of the Navy school record for assists with 96. Mandrin Hill will also graduate with school career records for most games played (75), caused turnovers (84), ground balls (129). She is second all-time with 192 points (96 goals, 96 assists).

Young's hat trick was her ninth of the season and she also contributed two draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover.

Freshman Molly Hamilton controlled a game-high four draws for Navy and the Mids led the category against Maryland, 15-12. Sophomore Jen Eikenberg had a game-high four ground balls and also caused one turnover.

Mollison's eight points led Maryland and Katie Schwarzman also had two goals and three assists. Starting goalie Brittany Dipper allowed six goals and made six saves in 47 minutes of action.

Maryland held the advantage in both shots (26-20) and ground balls (15-9).

Notes: Saturday's game marked Timchal's 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance and her 43rd career game ... after four years of varsity play, Navy owns a 58-19 (.753) record ... Mandrin Hill and senior Katrina Nietsch will become Navy's first four-year letterwinners in program history ... Navy has won back-to-back Patriot League Championships and earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament after defeating Quinnipiac, 20-5, in an NCAA Play-In Game last weekend.

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