Maloney, Terhune Help Tigers Win Home Finale vs. BSC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Senior midfielder Grace Maloney and senior defender Bailey Terhune made the most of their final appearance at Stewart Field on a Saturday afternoon.

Maloney recorded career highs with six assists and 10 points, while Terhune set personal records with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers to help Colorado College roll to an 18-5 victory over Birmingham-Southern.

"They are tremendous players," head coach Susan Stuart said. "Bailey is having a standout season and Grace has been rock solid since she arrived at CC."

The Tigers improved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The final eight games of the 2012 season will be played on the road, making this year's Senior Day one of the earliest in program history.

"It's just another game, especially this year because it's so early in the season," Terhune said. "It's nice that we can have a big win, but at the end of the day everyone just wants to play well and win."

Senior attacker Leslie Jacoby finished with two goals and an assist, while senior attacker Kelsey Morell set up one score.

For a little more than 28 minutes, however, the game was anything but a rout. The Tigers took a trio of one-goal leads, but each time the Panthers answered to tie the contest.

Junior attacker Ellie Cole put CC ahead to stay when she scored off a feed from Maloney with 1:38 remaining in the first half and freshman attacker Madeline Scherer doubled the Tigers' lead on a free-position goal with 32 seconds to go.

The two goals in a span of 66 seconds also was an indication of what was to come during the final 30 minutes.

Maloney scored the first of her four goals 43 seconds into the second half and junior midfielder Ginna Oates scored on a free-position shot 2:03 later to give Colorado College a 7-3 lead.

Senior midfielder Chelsea Van Voorhis struck for her third marker to cut BSC's deficit to three goals with 26:49 to play, but the Tigers countered with an 11-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Maloney had a hand in seven of those tallies, scoring three times and assisting on three other scores. She set up Cole for the second time to ignite the run with 24:40 remaining and had the dish on Terhune's goal with 3:55 to play that wrapped up CC's scoring.

"In the first half, we were playing individually instead of as a team," Maloney said. "In the second half, we scored a lot of beautiful assisted goals. It was much prettier lacrosse. We've proven we are a really good 30-minute team, but we can be an even better 60-minute team if we come out and play every minute."

Cole finished with three goals and an assist, while freshman attacker Virginia Logue scored her first two goals and set up two more. Scherer and freshman midfielder Leigh Nicholl each added a pair of goals.

Junior goaltender Abby Fink stopped six shots for Colorado College, which finished with a 39-12 advantage in total shots and a 24-19 edge in ground balls.

"It was a group effort," Stuart said. "Everyone realized we weren't playing to our potential. It's much more fun when you play as a team as opposed to whatever it was we were doing in the first half."

Senior Katie Bates made 13 saves for the Panthers, who slipped to 6-4 overall and 0-2 in league play.

Colorado College returns to action next Saturday at Adams State College in the first of four consecutive non-conference games.

2012-03-31



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