Host Maryland built an eight-goal lead in the first half and beat Boston University, 18-8, Wednesday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
The second-ranked Terps (3-0) were paced in scoring by Brooke Griffin (South River) and Taylor Cummings (McDonogh), who each scored four goals. It was a breakout performance for Griffin, who posted three points in two previous games, while Cummings had her third consecutive four-goal showing to begin the season.
Kelly McPartland added a hat trick and Beth Glaros (Wilde Lake) recorded two scores. Maryland picked up additional scoring with one goal apiece from Morgan Torggler (Severna Park), Zoe Stukenberg (Marriotts Ridge), Kristen Lamon (St. Mary's), Taylor Salandra (Glenelg) and Erin Collins.
Maryland had a decisive 25-7 shot advantage and forced Boston University (0-2) into 11 turnovers in the first stanza. The Terps scored the first three goals, including a pair from Griffin, before BU landed on the scoreboard at 25:40.
McPartland began an 8-0 run with a goal at 22:47 and another at 6:30. The Terps' attack during the series featured scores by six different players, including Collins, Lamon, Cummings, Griffin and Stukenberg.
Johns Hopkins 17, Mount St. Mary's 2: Taylor D'Amore scored a game-high five goals to power the Blue Jays (2-0) past the Mount (0-1).
Hopkins held Mount St. Mary's scoreless in the second half. Steph Rurkowski made 16 saves in her first start for the Mount.
Hopkins outshot the Mount 40-5 and went on a 6-0 run in the first half.
Geyttsburg 15, Stevenson 6: Kathryn Merrick (Bel Air) had a hat trick, but the host Mustangs lost in the season opener for both teams.
The Bullets led 8-3 at the break.
Washington & Lee 16, St. Mary's 6: Tori Poffenberger had a hat trick, but the Seahawks (0-1) fell to the Generals (2-0) at St. Mary's-Ryken High School in Leonardtown.
Poffenberger completed her hat trick with 14:15 left in the game, St. Mary's trailed 10-4, before W&L finished strong with a 6-0 run.
No. 1 North Carolina 24, Canisius 6: The host Tar Heels (3-0), led by Carly Reed with five goals, scored five times in the opening 3:57 and beat the Golden Griffins.
North Carolina tied the school record for goals in a game, set against Longwood on April 15, 2007.
No. 7 Penn State 21, Bucknell 9: Tatum Coffey matched her career high in points (five goals, one assist), while Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) set personal bests in both goals (four) and draw controls (six) as the Lions (1-0) beat the host Bison (0-2).
Penn State scored its most goals in a game since netting 22 against Bucknell on March 2, 2011, and won its opener for the third straight year.
New Hampshire at No. 10 Boston College, ppd.: The home opener for the Eagles (1-0) against the Wildcats (1-0) was postponed to today at 4 p.m. because of a poor forecast and field conditions Wednesday afternoon.
No. 11 Massachusetts 12, Holy Cross 6: Katie Ferris had two goals and four assists to lead the host Minutewomen (3-0) past the Crusaders (0-2).
No. 13 Virginia 18, Richmond 9: Courtney Swan had a career-high six points (five goals, one assist) to lead the host Cavaliers (1-2) past the Spiders (1-2).
Virginia scored six of the first eight goals.
No. 14 Stony Brook 13, Monmouth 0: Michelle Rubino scored four goals and Franki Caridi made one save as the host Seawolves (2-0) shut out the Hawks (0-2).
No. 20 Denver 15, Colorado 4: Rachael McKinnon scored four goals and Hannah Hook (Severn) made nine saves without allowing a goal, as the host Pioneers (1-0, 1-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) beat the Buffaloes (1-2, 0-1).Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun