Women's lacrosse roundup: Griffin, Cummings lead No. 2 Terps over Boston U., 18-8
By From Sun staff reports
Feb 20, 2014 | 1:55 AM
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.
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).
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).