#3 Maryland Too Much For Bears in 19-6 Loss
March 10, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, MD - The #3 Maryland women's lacrosse team (5-0) used an 8-0 run to close out the game to hand the Bears (1-3) a 19-6 loss on Saturday afternoon. Junior Ali Holland (Garden City, NY) led Brown with two goals, while freshman Molly McCarthy (Scituate, MA) notched a goal and two assists.
Maryland controlled the game throughout, allowing just nine shots in each half while peppering junior Melissa King (Pepper Pike, OH) with 54 total shots.
Maryland jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held that advantage until freshman Meghan Markowski (Northport, NY) scored Brown's first goal with 14 minutes left in the first half. The Terps responded emphatically, however, and went on a decisive six goal run during the next five minutes to grab a 9-1 lead with 9:16 left in the first half.
Brown fought back before the halftime whistle as it scored the last three goals of the frame to cut the deficit to 9-4. Molly McCarthy had a hand in two of the goals with a goal and an assist, while junior Mimi DeTolla (Stony Brook, NY) and sophomore Jesse Nunn (Worton, MD) also scored.
The Bears sliced into the lead even more after the half as Holland recorded a free position goal to make it 9-5 just three minutes in. The Terps added two more goals before Holland scored again for Brown to cut the deficit to 11-6 with 21:28 to go.
But that was as close as Brown would get, as Maryland scored eight straight goals to end the game.
King posted 15 saves, while Markowski had a team-high three caused turnovers. After four straight road games, the Bears return to Providence to host Temple at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16th. The game is the first of four straight home games for Brown before it heads into the 2007 Ivy schedule.