No. 1 Terps cruise to 8-0 by routing No. 9 ODU, 17-1 Attonio, Valentino power No. 3 Loyola over W&M

March 30, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Cathy Nelson scored a career-high four goals and added an assist yesterday to lead top-ranked Maryland to a 17-1 victory over ninth-ranked Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.

Noelle Mitchell scored her first career hat trick for the Terps (8-0). She had the first score just 13 seconds into the game, beginning a string of 15 straight goals by Maryland.

Old Dominion's goal came from Carly Brown with 6: 35 left to play.

Sarah Forbes, Dana Gwaltney and Sacha Newmarch each scored twice for Maryland, which is unbeaten in 62 regular-season games.

No. 3 Loyola 16, No. 5 William and Mary 6: Erica Attonio and Allison Valentino each scored a season-high three goals to power the host Greyhounds (5-0) to their third win against a ranked opponent.

The game was halted for more than hour because of a thunderstorm and when it resumed, Loyola turned a 3-2 lead into a 10-3 advantage with seven straight goals. Attonio had all three of her goals during the run.

The Greyhounds later scored six of the final nine goals to pull away from the Indians (3-2).

No. 4 James Madison 13, Towson State 9: The Dukes (7-1) got three goals and three assists from Megan Riley to hand the Tigers (4-2) their first home loss.

James Madison never trailed after Jen Ball scored with 25: 03 left JTC in the first half to put the Dukes ahead 2-1. James Madison led 6-3 at halftime and took control with three straight goals in the first six minutes of the second half.

The Tigers trailed by eight before scoring four times in the final minutes to narrow the deficit.

Sophomore Robyn Harry led Towson State with two goals and an assist.

Pub Date: 3/30/97

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