Princeton women edge Maryland

State

May 04, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The No. 6 Maryland women's lacrosse team could not come back from a second-half surge by host and No. 8 Princeton last night and lost, 9-8.

Delia Cox (three goals, one assist) scored twice in the final seven minutes, including a goal with 49 seconds left to cut the deficit to 9-8, but the Terps couldn't get any closer.

Maryland, which trailed 2-1 early, took a 4-2 lead into halftime after holding the Tigers without a goal in the final 23 minutes of the first half. The Terps (12-7) took their first lead with 7:06 left in the half on a Krista Pellizzi goal, then got a goal from Casey Magor in the final minute to make it 4-2.

The Tigers' defense tightened up and the offense outscored the Terps 7-4 in the second half.

Princeton (11-5) won eight of 12 draw controls in the second half.

The Terrapins entered the game averaging more than 13 goals and more than 30 shots per game. Princeton held the Terps to just 17 shots, eight in the decisive second half.

Men

Villa Julie 7, Wesley 4 -- Andrew White (two goals, two assists) and Andy Bishop (two goals, one assist) led the host Mustangs (8-7) past the Wolverines (10-6) and into the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference final. Villa Julie will travel to Cabrini on Saturday for the championship game.

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