Maryland women start fast, hand Richmond 16-6 defeat

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College Lacrosse

February 22, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Maryland's second-ranked women's lacrosse team opened its season with a 16-6 victory over visiting Richmond yesterday.

Kelly Coppedge and Jessica Dorney scored three goals apiece to lead the Terrapins' attack, and Kirah Miles made five saves in her first start in goal.

Maryland opened a 7-1 lead with 2:51 remaining in the first half. The Spiders (0-1) cut it to 7-3 on a goal by Allison Nuzzi less than two minutes into the second half, but Maryland responded with three scores in the next 6:31 to put the game away.

State men

Navy 14, Lafayette 1: The visiting Mids won their season opener with their biggest goal output since the first game of the 2002 season. Ian Dingman scored five times to pace the Mids, who converted five of six extra-man opportunities.

Salisbury 24, Catholic 6: The visiting Sea Gulls improved to 2-0 and 1-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference behind seven goals from attackman Dan Boyer. Mike Ricucci and Andy Murray added three goals each. Catholic fell to 0-1.

Washington College 15, Widener 7: Attackman Jon Spivey scored five times for the host Shoremen (1-0), and Stephen Berger added two goals and four assists. Washington College won 14 of 23 faceoffs.

National men

No. 1 Virginia 15, Drexel 4: Seven players scored for the visiting Cavaliers and four of them scored twice in both teams' season opener. Matt Ward, Kyle Dixon, Nathan Kenney and Ted Lamade each had two goals for Virginia. Goalkeeper Tillman Johnson made seven saves.

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