Terps women rip Hoyas as Comito hits all net

6 goals on 6 shots paces 20th win in row, 21-9

April 15, 1999|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

WASHINGTON -- Another day, another victory for Maryland's No. 1 women's lacrosse team.

Yesterday, the Terrapins (13-0) made their hold on the nation's top spot look easy once again, cruising past No. 8 Georgetown, 21-9, at Kehoe Field for their 20th straight victory.

Another day, another Terrapins star.

Alison Comito scored six goals on six shots and finished with nine points -- just two shy of the school record. She had a career afternoon for both shots and points.

The sophomore scored five goals in the first half, often finishing off a devastating Terps transition. Three times, her teammates got her the ball well out in front of the Hoyas' defense for a one-on-one with goalie Bowen Holden.

"It wasn't all me," said Comito, of the assists from Quinn Carney, Kristin Sommar and Tonia Porras. "Our fast break seemed to be outrunning them. We were always a half-step ahead of them, and that's all you need, really."

While Comito drew the spotlight yesterday, there were plenty of top-notch supporting cast members, including Alex Kahoe with 14 saves.

Jen Adams, who has scored in 26 straight games, contributed five goals and two assists. This marked the fifth game in which Adams has scored five or more goals.

The four-time defending national champs began to romp late in the first half when they broke apart an 8-6 game with nine straight goals. Carney's goal with 14: 20 left in the game gave the Terps a 17-6 lead.

After Georgetown's Sheehan Stanwick scored on a free position, the Terps answered with four more goals to complete a 13-1 run and lead 21-7 with 2: 20 left.

The Hoyas (7-5) weren't far behind the Terps in shots, trailing only 34-31.

"We had some good opportunities that the goalkeeper came up big," said Stanwick, who led the Hoyas with four goals. "She's a strong keeper and a few of us weren't changing the level of our shots. We weren't mixing it up enough."

The Hoyas kept trying to slip shots high past Kahoe, but the second-team All-America goalie kept picking them off.

"She should be pretty used to that," said defender Porras, "because our team loves the high shots. Alex had a great game today."

Maryland 12 9 -- 21

Georgetown 6 3 -- 9

Goals: M--Comito 6, Adams 5, Carney 3, Sommar 2, Hobbs 2, Jenkins 2, McNamara; G--Stanwick 4, Elbe 2, Keating, R.Raneri, K.Raneri. Assists: M--Comito 3, Jenkins 3, Adams 2, Sommar 2, Carney, Porras, Martinez. Saves: M--Kahoe 14; G--Holden 11.

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Pub Date: 4/15/99

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