Johnson's 7 goals lead No. 1 Terps women past Richmond in opener, 18-7

No. 3 Salisbury men start strong with 25-2 rout of Greensboro

February 14, 2011|By Sports Digest

Women's college lacrosse

Johnson's 7 goals lead No. 1 UM past Richmond in opener

Karri Ellen Johnson had a career-high seven goals and Sarah Mollison tied a school-record with six assists to lead the No. 1 Maryland women past Richmond, 18-7, on Sunday in the season opener. Johnson, who extended her streak to 46 consecutive games with a goal, landed on Maryland's career goals list, ranking eighth in program history with 150. Mollison's six helpers tied a Terps single-game record and vaulted the senior to ninth in career assists (81) at Maryland. The reigning national champions leapt out to a 9-0 lead. Johnson scored four goals in Maryland's opening run and Kristy Black added two. Freshman Beth Glaros capped the drive with her first goal as a Terp at 14:30. Richmond did not counter until Mary Flowers' goal at 12:06. Flowers, the 2010 A-10 Midfielder of the Year, led the Spiders with three scores on the day. Maryland headed into halftime with an 11-4 lead but was stymied slightly in the opening minutes of the second stanza. After being outscored by Richmond, 3-1, in the first 10:40 of the second half, sophomore All-American Katie Schwarzmann turned up the pressure, scoring three consecutive goals in a four-minute span to spark a 6-0 Maryland run to close the game. "This is a good way for us to start our season," coach Cathy Reese said. "We started off really strong. After that Richmond timeout we slowed down the pace a little bit and we weren't shooting very well. At the end of the second half, I thought we were able to pull through after I called that timeout and we got things together to regroup and get going." Schwarzmann finished with a career-high five goals. Junior Brittany Dipper made five saves, and senior Katie Gallagher tallied three caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls to lead the Terps defensively. Maryland returns to action Wednesday with a road contest at Delaware at 4 p.m.

Men's college lacrosse

No. 3 Salisbury starts strong with 25-2 rout of Greensboro

The third-ranked Salisbury men's lacrosse team scored 11 goals in the first quarter in a resounding 25-2 victory against visiting Greensboro. Junior midfielder Sam Bradman netted an early hat trick, while the Sea Gulls limited the Pride (0-1) to a single goal for the entire half. After two quarters of play, Salisbury led Greensboro, 15-1, with nine different Sea Gulls finding the back of the cage. First-half statistics were representative of the score; Salisbury went a perfect 10-for-10 in clears and won 12 of 18 faceoffs against the Pride. The second half was more of the same for the Gulls, who outscored the Pride 10-1 in the final 30 minutes. Fourteen Sea Gulls scored goals in the victory, including freshman midfielder Mike LaPaglia, who netted his first career score in the fourth quarter. Junior attackman Tony Mendes scored a pair of goals in his debut as a Sea Gull; classmate Erik Krum scored four, a team high. Bradman also finished with four goals to go with his team-high three assists. All four of Salisbury's goalkeepers played, but senior Johnny Rodriguez earned the win, playing the entire first half and making three saves. The 23-goal margin of victory marks the second-largest for Salisbury since March 4, 2009, when the Sea Gulls beat Capital Athletic Conference opponent Hood, 28-1.

Et Cetera

Harford CC is no-hit but still gets 1st win of season, 1-0

The Harford Community College baseball team collected its first win of the early season with a rare oddity. The Fighting Owls were no-hit by host Brunswick but scored an unearned run on a walk, a stolen base, a sacrifice bunt and an RBI ground out in the second inning. Freshman Jason Seitler earned the victory.

Division III men's basketball: Shane Yambor knocked down a 12-foot jumper with a minute to go to put host Goucher (6-14, 4-9 Landmark Conference) up for good in a 63-56 win over Drew (13-11, 8-5) on Saturday. Marcus Cotton led Goucher with 17 points. … Visiting Gettysburg (12-11, 9-7 Centennial) outscored Washington (7-16, 6-10), 40-31, in the second half and went on to win, 65-57. Kevin Breslin and Sal Schittino each had 13 for the Shoremen. … Visiting Hood (13-11, 8-7 CAC) failed to protect a 12-point halftime lead and fell, 68-63, to Marymount (5-18, 3-11). Brenden Straughn had 17 points for the Blazers. … Christian MacAuley had 17 points to power host St. Mary's (19-5, 13-2 CAC) to a 83-71 win over Wesley (16-7, 12-2).

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