McPartland Scores Four as No. 4 Terps Run by Virginia Tech

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Kelly McPartland led a balanced Terrapin attack with four goals as the No. 4 Maryland women's lacrosse team trumped Virginia Tech 19-5 Saturday at Ludwig Field.

Maryland (13-3, 3-2 ACC) benefited from a total of 10 goal scorers on the day. Kristy Black, Katie Schwarzmann, and Brooke Griffin all netted hat tricks and Alex Aust recorded three assists.

Fueled by the energy of the unveiling of their new Under Armour PRIDE uniforms, the Terps were absolutely dominant in the first half, topping Tech 11-0 in the period. Griffin led Maryland with three goals in the run. VT (9-6, 1-4 ACC) did not land on the scoreboard until the 25:50 mark in the second half.

The Terps capped the win, which cemented the third seed in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference championship next weekend, with six unanswered goals.

Brittany Dipper racked up five saves in limited action as all three Maryland goalies saw time in the cage. Freshman Erin Collins led the Terps on the draw with a team-high three. Megan Douty, Schwarzmann, and Shanna Brady each registered two caused turnovers.

“We were ready to play today,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “We just wanted to step on the field and execute what we've been working on and to get better from where we were on Wednesday night. We had our 'Maryland Pride Day' and the girls looked great and played great.”

The Terps travel to the ACC championship next weekend in Durham.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Virginia Tech fell to the No. 4 Maryland Terrapins, 19-5, Saturday afternoon at Ludwig Field on the Maryland campus. Tech took charge in the second half, but was unable to steal the momentum and overcome the early difference.

Kelly McPartland led the Terp offense with four goals on the day, while five different Hokies scored for Tech.

Despite numerous attempts, Tech (9-6, 1-4 ACC) was unable to get anything going in the first half, as Maryland (13-3, 3-2 ACC) held the Hokies scoreless for the second time this season. The Terps got out to a substantial lead, scoring 11 goals in the opening period. Brooke Griffin put away three for her team, while Alex Aust helped on three more.

The Terps outshot Tech 16-7 in the first half, as Tech was plagued by nine turnovers. The two teams were even on the draw as each won six to begin the game.

Senior Jessica Nonn finally broke through the Maryland defense and got the Hokies on the board five minutes into the new period after she got a hold of a loose ball after numerous Tech shots and went straight for the cage.

Junior Libby Rosebro kept things rolling for the Hokies when she put away a pass from freshman Meg Bartley. Bartley attempted to attack the goal, but was forced back behind the cage and quickly fired a pass at a crashing Rosebro for the score.

Two minutes later, senior Morgan Widlake struck again for Tech after grabbing a desperation pass from freshman Megan Will, who was falling after trying to make a play.

The third Hokie goal in ten minutes forced a Maryland timeout, but the stop in play did not phase Tech as it continued to attack and try to overcome the difference. Junior Brooke Martin made it a 12-4 game when she drove the left side and bounced a shot into the goal with just over 14 and a half minutes to play.

Maryland's Katie Schwarzmann broke up the Tech rally when she scored with 10 minutes on the clock, but freshman Jack Boissonneault teamed up with Rosebro to add another goal for the Hokies.

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2012-04-14



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