Friday, April 3, 2009


The #2 TERPS took a 14 - 8 half time lead to a 20-12 victory
over Penn State, Friday, at the ACC/ALC Challenge at Ohio
State. Laura Merrifield had a TERPS career game totalling
8 goals - - 7 in the first half.

The TERPS dominated the opening 10 minutes going ahead
9 - 1. Wow!! Laura Merrifield's career night got underway at
9 seconds with her 1st of 8 goals, followed by her second in
under 1 minute. PSU got one but the TERPS pulled away
scoring the next 7 for a 9-1 lead. Back and forth with PSU
getting 3 before Karri Ellen and Kristy Black added to the
TERPS tally. PSU then put together another 3- 0 run but
Laura hit for her 6th and 7th goal of the half - --TERPS 14,
Penn State 8.

So, Sarah Mollison opens the second half with a goal less then
one minute in. Penn State picked up 2 free position goals until
Spin added to the TERPS count with her goal. And the TERPS
dug in for the last 20 minutes - 4 goals to 2 for PSU - with
Caitlyn McFadden getting 2 of the 4 for the TERPS.

The TERPS are now off to their best start since the 2001
Championship season. Up next - Sunday versus Ohio State at
1pm in the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Pix tomorrow.


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