No. 8 Terps women turn back Dartmouth

College Lacrosse

March 24, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

COLLEGE PARK - After a sluggish first half, the eighth-ranked Maryland women's lacrosse team used an early second-half surge to get past No. 11 Dartmouth, 11-8, yesterday at Ludwig Field.

The Terps' Delia Cox led all scorers with three goals and an assist and grabbed a team-best five ground balls. Jessica Dorney had three goals, and Acacia Walker had two.

Kelly Coppedge, who was held scoreless in the first half, had two goals and an assist in the second half for Maryland (6-2).

"This was a big game for us," Maryland coach Cindy Timchal said. "Dartmouth is a very good team. ... I thought we lacked a little bit of energy in the first half, but we responded and were able to come away with a hard-fought win."

Maryland held a 3-1 lead with just over 12 minutes to play in the first half, but the Big Green (2-2) got goals from Molly Jenkins and Lana Smith to tie the game at 3 heading into halftime.

Dartmouth had other chances, but 10 saves from goalie Kirah Miles, including six on free-position shots, helped keep the Big Green off the board.

The Terps started the second half strong, scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes. Dorney scored two of those goals and Cox accounted for the other to push the Terps' lead to 6-3.

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