UM women rally, 12-11

some face discipline

`About six' Terps await suspensions for violation of team rules

College Lacrosse

May 05, 2001|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF

Maryland's No. 1 women's lacrosse team remained undefeated last night with a 12-11 win over No. 4 Dartmouth despite the suspension or impending suspension of several players for violating a team rule.

According to a university source, "about six" Terps faced disciplinary action for "a violation of team rules." Each of those players must serve a one-game suspension although it is "the coach's decision" which game a player must sit out, said the source.

Only one regular starter was not in the starting lineup last night at Dartmouth.

Maryland (18-0) plays its final regular-season game tomorrow at Harvard (6-8) before heading home to play host to a first-round NCAA tournament game Thursday.

In a statement last night, Maryland coach Cindy Timchal said, "There was a violation of the student-athlete code of conduct by a number of student-athletes resulting in disciplinary action. There was not a violation of state law.

"It would be unnecessarily intrusive to the student-athletes to disclose the violation, disciplinary action or the names of those involved. The matter has been dealt with firmly and fairly. The student-athletes are regretful."

Last night in Hanover, N.H., the six-time defending national champs won their 38th straight game and 60th straight non-conference game.

The Big Green (12-3) became the first team this season to lead the Terps at halftime, 6-4.

Six minutes into the second half, the Big Green had increased its lead to 9-4. Then two-time National Player of the Year Jen Adams rallied the Terps.

The senior midfielder scored, fed Courtney Hobbs and then added two free-position goals to pull within 9-8. But the Terps did not take the lead until the final goal of the game.

Courtney Martinez scored the game-winner - only her second goal of the season - on a free position with 2:51 left after Adams contributed an unassisted goal to tie at it 11 with 4:28 remaining.

Adams finished with seven points to boost her career total to 419. She needs two more to break the 17-year-old record of 420 for most points in collegiate women's lacrosse history set by Delaware's Karen Emas.

Maryland 4 8 - 12

Dartmouth 6 5 - 11

Goals: M-Adams 6, Carney 3, Comito, Hobbs, Martinez; D-Gibbons 3, Moulin 2, Newitt 2, Smith 2, Zimmer 2. Assists: M-Adams, Robinson; D-Moulin 2. Saves: M-Venechanos 3; D-Hughes 11.

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