Maryland women defeat Dartmouth for 4th straight Jenkins scores four goals in 16-7 win for No. 4 Terps

March 26, 1998|By Bill Free | Bill Free,SUN STAFF

The No. 4 Maryland women's team brushed aside 12th-ranked Dartmouth, 16-7, yesterday at College Park for its fourth straight victory since beginning the season with losses to Duke and North Carolina.

"This is a totally different team from the one that lost those two games that weekend," said Maryland sophomore attacker Christine Jenkins, who scored a career-high four goals yesterday and added two assists. "We've grown a lot since then and are getting a lot more high percentage shots inside now."

Maryland coach Cindy Timchal said, "The championship game [NCAA] is the only one that matters. Nobody ever said you had to win the championship a certain way. If you win a national title, no one remembers how many losses you had."

While Maryland (4-2) was playing its sixth game, it was the season opener for Dartmouth, which played inspired lacrosse for the first 19 minutes in the first half and gained a tie at 4.

Sophomore Dartmouth midfielder Jacque Weitzel (Garrison Forest) scored off a pass from Jen Greene with 11: 13 left in the first half for a 4-4 tie, but Maryland reeled off five of the next six goals to take a 9-5 lead at halftime.

The Terps continued the assault in the second half with five straight goals for a 14-5 lead before Weitzel would end the run with her fourth goal of the game with 8: 24 remaining.

Maryland freshman attacker Quinn Carney scored three goals for the third time this season, and senior attacker Cathy Nelson (Mt. Hebron) and freshman attacker Jen Adams each had two goals.

College of Notre Dame 16, Messiah 10: Meghan Hill and Jen Jones scored five and four goals to power the Gators (2-3) past visiting Messiah (0-2). College of Notre Dame outshot Messiah, 27-18.

Men

Salisbury 14, Middlebury 9: Brian Smith scored all four of his goals in the second half.

Delaware 12, Mount St. Mary's 8: Junior Kevin Lavey scored four goals and had two assists.

Delaware never trailed in jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game.

Washington 16, St. Mary's 10: Senior attackman Andy Lopatin had four goals and one assist as the No. 5 Shoremen (4-2) dropped the visiting Seahawks (4-3).

Pub Date: 3/26/98

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