Caitlyn McFadden scored a game-high seven goals to power No. 7 Maryland past UMass, 16-4, yesterday.
The Terps (2-0) scored 12 goals in the second half to secure the win at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
After Maryland's Amanda Spinnenweber scored in the game's opening seconds, the Minutewomen drained nearly 13 minutes off the clock on one possession alone, finally scoring on an unassisted goal by Holly Drown with 16:40 remaining in the half.
The Terps were held scoreless for 12 more minutes before McFadden took advantage of a pair of opportunities with 8:23 and 1:32 remaining. Sarah Mollison extended Maryland's lead to three with a little more than a minute left before UMass midfielder Merritt Cosgrove nailed a shot to put the score at 4-2 heading into the half.
Maryland scored seven unanswered goals to start the second half, including three from freshman Karri Ellen Johnson and two from Mollison.The Terps offense has combined for 33 goals in its first two games.
No. 4 Virginia 19, Loyola 8: : Ashley McCulloch and Blair Weymouth each scored four goals for the visiting Cavaliers (2-0) in their win over the Greyhounds (1-1). The Cavaliers jumped out to a 5-1 lead 11:35 into the game and led at the break 11-4. Emily Gibson scored a career-high four goals for the Greyhounds in the loss.
No. 9 Washington & Lee 17, No. 16 St. Mary's 6:: The Generals (1-0) scored seven consecutive goals in the first half as they defeated the Seahawks (0-1) in the season opener. Meredith Freeman scored four goals to lead the Generals, while Britten Mathews and Colleen Evans each added three goals. First-year goalkeeper Jennifer Linder posted seven saves and allowed just one goal in 30 minutes of play for the Generals.
No. 12 Vanderbilt 15, UMBC 6: : The host Commodores (1-1) took an 8-1 halftime lead en route to a win over the Retrievers (1-1). Sarah Downing led the Commodores with five goals, including four in the second half, and goalkeeper Natalie Wills recorded nine saves and four ground balls.
No. 20 Johns Hopkins 15, George Mason 10: : Sophomore Brooke Foussadler scored four goals as the host Blue Jays (1-0) beat the Patriots (0-1). Eight players scored for the Blue Jays in the opening-game win. Madalyne Jamison scored three goals for the Patriots in the loss.
Stevenson 15, Marymount 5:: Lisa Baker scored four goals and Lauren Zegowitz and Kelli Battista each scored three as the Mustangs (1-0) defeated the visiting Saints (0-1) in a Capital Athletic Conference game. The Mustangs outshot the Saints 37-16.