Kelly Kasper led No. 4 Maryland with four goals and an assist as the host Terps beat No. 15 James Madison, 16-10, yesterday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
Dana Dobbie recorded three goals and an assist, and Casey Magor also scored three goals. Kate Princiotto had a goal and three assists, and Caitlyn McFadden contributed a goal and a pair of assists. Ali Perkins had a goal and an assist off the bench.
Maryland jumped out to a 4-0 lead for the second straight game. The four goals were scored by different players. McFadden had her two assists during the opening run, and Kasper had a goal and an assist.
James Madison recorded its first goal at the 19:41 mark in the first half when Natasha Fuchs scored on a free-position opportunity. Dobbie added her second goal of the game to make it 5-1, but Emily Haller hit the Dukes' second free-position shot to cut the lead to three with 17:39 to go.
The Terps got two more goals to push their lead to 7-2 as Magor and junior Kate Faas scored. It was Faas' first goal for Maryland.
The Dukes kept fighting back and recorded consecutive goals to cut the deficit back to three when Kim Griffin scored and then Annie Wagner found the back of the net with 5:25 left in the half.
McFadden and Kasper added two more goals for the Terps before halftime as Perkins assisted on McFadden's goal and Dobbie connected with Kasper with just one second remaining to give Maryland a 9-4 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Terps stayed comfortably ahead of the Dukes the entire way and pushed their lead to 15-6 with 9:20 left on a goal from Perkins. James Madison scored four straight goals from 8:10 to 1:18 to cut the lead to five, but that is as close as the Dukes would get. Haller recorded a goal and an assist in that stretch.
James Madison (1-3) was led by Fuchs, who had a hat trick and an assist. Haller recorded two goals and an assist. Wagner and Julie Stone both added two goals, and Kelly Wetzel made nine saves .
Maryland (4-1) returns to action Wednesday, when it hosts Richmond at 7 p.m.
Towson 12, George Washington 9 -- Hillary Fratzke scored a team-high four goals, including three in the first half, and the host Tigers (4-0) remained undefeated with a victory over the Colonials (0-5). Towson finished with a 34-30 edge in shots and a 16-7 advantage in draw controls. George Washington's Mia Breheny scored a game-high five goals.
Navy 18, Cincinnati 6 -- Erin Rawlick scored seven points and freshman Meg Decker added six to lead the host Mids (4-0) past the Bearcats (1-3). Navy scored four goals in the first 3:16 of the game, the first two by senior Kaylene Klingenstein. Cincinnati cut the lead to 4-1 and then 5-2 with 23:42 to play in the first half.
Rutgers 14, Loyola 13 -- The visiting Scarlet Knights (1-4, 1-0 Big East) took control with three straight goals early in the second half, and Kristen Anderson scored the game-winner with 4:02 remaining. Kate Fillipelli and Abby Rehfuss responded with goals that cut the Greyhounds' deficit to one with 1:47 remaining. Mary Heneberry won the ensuing draw, but Loyola (2-5, 1-1) was unable to get off a game-tying shot, twice losing possession on turnovers.
Old Dominion 9, UMBC 5 -- Ali Levendusky posted her fifth hat trick of the season in a losing effort for the visiting Retrievers (2-4). The Lady Monarchs (3-0) built a 6-2 lead at the half. Old Dominion took a 6-1 lead, sparked by two goals each from Jessica Noone and Kelly Kimener. UMBC's Kelly Burgoyne added her second goal of the season before the half. Kimener scored just 34 seconds into the second half, and Old Dominion increased its lead to 9-3.