In my preview, I think I called Saturday "Double Duke Day" and the Maryland women's lacrosse team completed the satisfying sweep of the Blue Devils in the day's second game backing up the men's win with their own 19-10 shellacking of Duke in Durham. Mike Chanenchuk score five goals for the men's team in a strong performance. Taylor Cummings matched the feat with five of her own but Beth Glaros went then both one better leading the Maryland attack with six. And, although Abby Clipp had only six saves in goal even Amato's seventeen save Saturday is short of her twenty-one save performance at Penn State. The Terps finished their three game road trip undefeated in a stretch that included two wins against top ten teams. Maryland now stands at 1-0 in the ACC, 1-0 in the B1G (having won at Penn State) and 6-0 overall.
The Terps go off to a good start early at Duke as Taylor Cummings went three for three on draws while scoring twice around a free position from Beth Glaros to give Maryland a quick three goal lead. Maryland's first shot actually came from Zoe Stukenberg but Duke's Kelsey Duryea came up with the first of her thirteen saves on the day. Duke failed to clear, Cummings picked up the ground ball and boom - one nothing Terps.
Cummings second draw control and quick Terrapins attack led to a Duke foul and Glaros' free position just over a minute later. After her controlling third consecutive draw, Cummings scored an unassisted goal again needing just a bit over a minute to finish. The Terps extended their lead to five on back to back goals from Glaros. The first came on a Duke turnover when she picked up the ground ball and scored and she completed the hat trick on her second free position goal of the game.
Duke finally stopped the Terrapins run when Cummings failed to control the draw. But the sophomore bounced back and Glaros continued her hot play picking up her fourth goal of the day. Maddy Acton scored her second for the Blue Devils but again the Terps answered this time on a Kelly McPartland free position. Time for a breather as the Terps failed to score for about five minutes. When they did, it would be Glaros again as the Senior recorded her thirteenth goal of the season and fifth of the game. The Terps made it 9-2 when McPartland found Cummings and she became the second Terp with a hat trick.
The Blue Devils recaptured a bit of momentum scoring two straight to narrow the gap to 9-4 but the goals came nearly nine minutes apart. Duke's momentum continued to the end of the half as they scored again with nine seconds left but Maryland led 9-5 going into halftime.
Duke's momentum continued into the second half. The Blue Devils controlled the first two draws and capitalized on both possessions. Maddy Morrissey and Erin Tenneson needed less than a minute and a half to cut The Terrapins' lead in half closing to within 9-7.
Well, the run by the home team seemed to wake up the Terps. Erin Collins picked the the draw following Duke's seventh goal and thirty-nine seconds seconds later Maryland's goal total was in double figures with ten. Four minutes later, after an exchange of possessions, McPartland found Cummings for the sophomore's fourth goal of the game. Cummings would score again needing less than a minute to pick up her twenty-first goal of the season on a pass from Brooke Griffin. The Terps' second leading goal scorer coming into the game Griffin continued the onslaught scoring the first of her two goals for the day - an unassisted goal that used all of 1:03 on the clock. And still the Terps weren't finished. WIth twenty-one minutes to play, Erin Collins notched her first of the game and fourth of the season and thirty seconds later Taylor Salandra added her second of the season and with 20:30 to play the Terps had raced back to an eight goal, 15-7 lead.
The squads went through a nearly ten minute stretch when neither team scored before Duke finally broke through scoring on a power play with just under ten and a half minutes left to play. The Blue Devils backed that up with another score as the clock ticked under eight minutes closing the gap to six.
Once again, the Terps shrugged that off with Collins, Glaros, Griffin, and McPartland doing the honors. Collins, Glaros, and McPartland scored without an assist with Glaros' score coming on a power play. Griffin's score came compliments of a pass from McPartland. The Blue Devils added a meaningless goal with three seconds left to to bring the final deficit inside ten goals.
The Terps will face William and Mary at 5:00 pm Wednesday at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park before venturing up north for a match up between the number two and number three teams in the nation. Who's number two and who's number three depends on your poll preference.