11 straight goals to open 2nd half propel Terps women, 17-9

February 22, 2010|By Sports Digest

Caitlyn McFadden scored six goals as the No. 2 Maryland women rallied from a first-half deficit to drop host and No. 18 Penn State, 17-9. The Terps (2-0) trailed by three halfway through the game but scored 14 second-half goals, including four from McFadden. Maryland opened the second half with 11 unanswered goals, beginning with Laura Merrifield'sunassisted score with nine seconds elapsed. McFadden, Lacrosse Magazine's National Preseason Player of the Year, tied the score with two goals, and Brandi Jones found the net to give Maryland the lead with 27:01 remaining.

More Division I: Danielle Vivonetto matched her career high with six goals on eight shots as Navy improved to 4-0 with a 17-10 victory over visiting Longwood (0-2). Kathy Young added three goals and two assists, while team captain Erin Rawlick contributed three goals and one assist. The win was Navy's 30th in just its 39th varsity contest, and it avenges the Midshipmen's 14-13 setback last spring in Farmville, Va.

Elsewhere: Salisbury (2-0, 1-0), ranked second in Division III, rolled to a 21-1 victory over visiting Hood in Capital Athletic Conference action. The Sea Gulls scored eight goals in the first 8 1/2 minutes to blow the game open. Senior attacker Beth Rhodey (Notre Dame Prep) finished with a game-high four points.

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