Sunday, March 29, 2009

TERPS all the way, today

The #2 TERPS put together some runs and put up some
big numbers today with their 20 - 12 win over the
Stanford Cardinal on a sunny and warm day in College
Park. Finally, the weather cooperated!!

The TERPS jumped out to a 4 - 0 lead before Stanford
put in 2. Next, 4 different TERPS scored for an 8 - 2
lead after about 11 minutes. Stanford got a couple back
but the TERPS took it out to 11 - 4 on a couple of goals
by Brittany Jones and 1 from Laura Merrifield. In the
final 2:30 of the half, Stanford added 4 and the TERPS
1. Halftime - TERPS 12 - 8.

Halfway through the second half, the TERPS had scored
6 to Stanford's 1 for an 18 - 9 advantage. Brittany Jones,
Sarah Mollison and Caitlyn McFadden kept adding to
their goal totals!! Defense was solid all day limiting a
pretty high powered Stanford attack to 23 shots, GK
Brittany Dipper was credited w 7 saves. The TERPS
added 2 - Jones and Mollison again and Stanford got a
few more. Final 20 -12.

"It was great to see us get scoring from our different
offensive weapons," Head Coach Cathy Reese said. And
they did... Brittany Jones - season high 6 goals today.
Sarah Mollison - 4 goals, 3 assists = 7 points today, Brandi
Jones - 2 goals, 2 assists for 4 points. Two each from Caitlyn,
Laura and Karri Ellen and singles from Karissa and Spin!

The TERPS are off to their best start since the 2003
campaign!! Next up is Penn State on Friday in the ACC/ALC
Challenge at Ohio State. TERPS finish the weekend with
a Sunday ACC/ALC game versus the Buckeyes at 1P.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fri Recap

The TERPS traveled to #18 James Madison on Friday for
a 7pm contest that was not supposed to include rain but...
The #2 TERPS jumped out with 4 scores early by Caitlyn,
Laura, Karri Ellen and Brandi but JMU countered with 2
of their own to cut the TERP lead to 4 - 2. HOWEVER, the
next 7 goals belonged to us, including 4 by Karri Ellen
Johnson. TERPS led at the half, 11 -3. Oh yea, it was
still raining.

After the break, Sarah Mollilson and Brittany Jones took the
TERP lead out to 13 - 3 and really the TERPS never looked
back. Amanda Spinneneweber had 2 goals and 1 assist,
C McFaddy had 1 goal and 5 assists, Gals had an assist,
Brittany Jones had 2 goals, Brandi Jones had 2 goals. Abby
Caso and Kristy Black each had one for the TERPS.

Goaltending was superb with the triumvirate of Dipper,
Lynne Cooper and Mary Jordan making 7 saves on the
night behind a stingy TERPS defense. Final - TERPS 17 -
JMU 7.
Parents - thank you for braving the elements and
being all about the best LX tailgate in the country!!

TERPS welcome the Stanford Cardinal to the Complex
tomorrow at 12 pm. IF no rain, there just might be
some pictures!!


Saturday, March 21, 2009


The #2 TERPS (8-0, 3-0 ACC) took a 7 - 1 lead into the
locker room at the half and did not look back. Final -
TERPS 10 - BC 5.
The TERPS jumped out 3 - 0 on 2 Brandi Jones goals
and an 8M by Caitlyn McFadden. BC answered with one
but the TERPS put up 4 unanswered goals - Caitlyn,
Sarah Mollison, Laura and Caitlyn - going into the half.

After the break, the TERPS were back on the board with
a goal from Karri Ellen at the 15 min mark. BC added
another but TERPS up 8 - 2. BC added another before
Jenny Collins and Laura Merrifield put the TERPS ahead
10 - 3. Two BC goals near the end.....
"All in all, we created a ton of offensive opportunities." Reese
said."Defensively, we were sharp and solid and were able to
force quite a few turnovers which we were able to convert
into scoring chances."
TERPS at Towson on Tuesday at 7p. See you all there.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Recap and Next

I'm back....

So, for those of you unable to be in NH....good for you.
It WAS gray, cold, dreary and foggy. It was not the
best of conditions but the TERPS made the best of it
with a 13 -12 OT victory over the #10 upset minded
Dartmouth squad. I will spare you all of the stats other
than we had 4 crucial draw controls in the OT session.

Scoring for the TERPS in no particular order - Laura 3,
Karri Ellen 3, Spin 2 and 1 each for Sarah Mollison, Brandi
Caitlyn McFadden, Kristy Black and Karissa Taylor. Assists
to Brandi, Caitlyn, Sarah M and Kristy.

#2 TERPS at home tomorrow versus Boston College. And
while I am not really watching, I can tell you that their
cheer at the end of their practice today went something like -
"What are we going to eat...Turtle we gonna eat
it?....Raw!! hhmmm....just a little insight or maybe oversight
on their part! See you all tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More later....

OK, so it is later....
TERPS and Duke game lived up to the billing.
4 lead changes, 7 ties, scoring back and forth.
In the end, TERPS prevail over #2 Duke, 15 -13.

In the opening minute, Duke scored and then Laura
Merrifield scored. Tie. Duke upped the score to 3 - 1
but the TERPS answered with their own run.
Karri Ellen Johnson, Brittany Jones and 2 goals from
Spin sent the TERPS up, 5-3. Duke then scored 2
to even the score but Sarah Mollison lifted the TERPS
to 6-5. Duke ran off another 3 goals - 8-6 them. BUT,
Laura's 2nd goal of the half and the final TERPS score
by Brandi Jones with 19 seconds left made it 8 - 8.

Duke scored at 10 seconds into the half. hhmm 9-8.
Laura scored her 3rd goal making it 9 - 9. Then
Duke again. 10 - 9. TERPS took advantage of yellow
cards to Duke with free position goals by Caitlyn
McFadden and Laura Merrifield (4). Spinner added
another shot and goal to give the TERPS a 13 - 10 lead.

Duke still in at 13 - 11...But, Karri Ellen Johnson added
2 goals near the end of the game. TERPS 15 - 11. Duke
got a few at the end but....

TERPS 15 - Duke 13.
Good team defense, balanced attack.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

PLAYER of the Week

Laura Merrifield was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week ending Sunday, March 1. Merrifield helped the fifth-ranked Terrapins to a 15-13 upset over No. 2 Duke.

The attacker from Hertfordshire, England, made her 2009 TERP debut Saturday afternoon and picked up a career-high five goals to lead fifth-ranked Maryland past No. 2 Duke. The sophomore also added two ground balls and one draw control for the day.

Merrifield, additionally, was named Player of the Week.

Congrats #9!! Well done. Cheers.

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