The Maryland women’s lacrosse team wrapped up their three game road trip facing off against the 2-5 William & Mary Tribe in Williamsburg. As you can imagine, the Tribe was no match for the nation’s top ranked team and the Terps cruised to an 18-5 win running their record to 10-0.
After controlling the opening draw, Maryland needed just 51 seconds to score when Katie Schwarzmann found a cutting Halle Majorana who deposited the ball in the back of the net. After a William & Mary turnover, Schwarzmann took the ball in on her own nad gave the Maryland a 2-0 lead. Maryland returned the favor, however, and a Terrapin turnover led to a W&M score with 23:30 remaining in the half. Leading just 2-1 Maryland quickly asserted itself requiring all of twenty seconds to get that goal back with Brooke Griffin scoring off an assist from Alex Aust. Griffin’s goal at the 23:10 mark ignited a rapid fire Terrapin scoring salvo that must have left the Tribe riddled and befuddled. Here’s what transpired in the six minutes and two seconds following the William & Mary score:
23:10: Griffin scores Aust assists (20 seconds) 3-1
22:59: Schwarzmann scores on an Aust assist (that’s 31 seconds total) 4-1
22:22: Griffin scores – assist to Beth Glaros (1:08 total) 5-1
21:21: Schwarzmann unassisted (now 2:09 off the game clock since the Tribe score) 6-1
20:40: Kristen Lamon unassisted (2:50) 7-1
19:13: Brooke Griffin ends a minute and twenty-seven second scoring drought 8-1
17:28: Kelly McPartland free position shot 9-1 Time out William & Mary.
The time out worked to disrupt Maryland’s rhythm as the Terps failed to score for just over 8 minutes. Meanwhile, W & M broke through scoring off a free position and clawing their way to within seven. Once again the Terps reacted to a Tribe score as Majorana, Jen Mendez, and Mattie Meredith ran off three straight. Brooke Griffin added her third goal as Maryland closed the half on a 4-1 run and led 13-3 at the break.
The second half was a slower affair and Coach Cathy Reese used the period to get everyone on the roster some game experience starting with Abbey Clipp who started the half place of Kasey Howard in goal for Maryland. The Terps scored the first three goals of the half needing just under nine minutes to do so. The scores came off the sticks of Lamon, Griffin and Aust with Schwarzmann assisting on the first two. Freshman Bryn Boucher and sophomore Casey Pepperman wrapped up the scoring for Maryland. For Pepperman, a transfer from Louisville, the goal was her first as a Terp. The Terps will get a taste of home cooking on Saturday when they host the James Madison Dukes at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex for a noon face off.
In another bit of news, Katie Schwarzmann was named ACC defensive player of the week for her efforts in the game at Boston College. Schwarzmann’s second career defensive honor goes along with 4 offensive ACC player of the week awards.