Elder's 6 goals lift Terps women, 11-5

April 27, 1994|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer

Maryland's Betsy Elder scored more goals than No. 4 Loyola's entire attack as she led the unbeaten No. 2 Terrapins women's lacrosse team to an 11-5 victory yesterday at Curley Field.

A senior attack wing from Severna Park, Elder tied her career best with six goals and added an assist as she continued to move up Maryland's all-time scoring lists. She stands second in goals with 146 and third in points with 185.

Yesterday, Elder was only the most effective player for the Terps (9-0), who outshot the Greyhounds 30-17.

"This was a great time to step up as truly one of our greatest players," said Maryland coach Cindy Timchal. "She had the openings. Most teams have been double- and triple-teaming her, so she's had to give up the ball."

Early on, Loyola (15-2) answered all of Maryland's goals, but with the score tied 3-3, Elder took over. She scored three goals in four minutes, including two on feeds from Kelly Amonte to give the Terps a 6-3 lead with 16 minutes left in the first half.

Before Elder hit her streak, Greyhounds goalie Linda Ohrin had turned back Maryland and set Loyola moving on transition. But the Greyhounds came down and turned the ball over, as they did much of the afternoon.

Ohrin, who had a sensational afternoon with 17 saves, couldn't do much to stop Elder one-on-one.

"On the fast break with Betsy Elder, she takes it and she runs and guns," said Ohrin. "We pull on one side with her, the other side opens up. She either takes it to the goal or she dishes off. That's what makes her such a good player."

The Greyhounds -- who have never beaten the Terps -- pulled within two goals on Betsy Given's underhanded shot with 11:24 to go in the half. But Maryland answered that nine seconds later when Sarah Forbes fed Karen MacCrate right off the draw.

Theresa Ingram's goal gave the Terps an 8-4 halftime edge. Maryland continued to dominate possession in the second half, and Elder had a hand in all three goals.

Yesterday's loss ended the Greyhounds' regular season. Maryland still has meetings with No. 8 Penn State and No. 1 Princeton.

Maryland .. 8 .. 3 .. -- .. 11

Loyola .... 4 .. 1 .. -- .. 5

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