Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tough Terp Weekend

Beth Glaros (Greg Fiume)
In the span of 24 hours, Maryland lost two lacrosse national championship games.  What next, Gary Williams resigns and Ralph Friedgen gets fired – WHAT?!? That already happened…oh yeah, we knew that.

On Sunday, while the guys were getting ready to square off against the Wahoos in Charm City, freshman Beth Glaros was scoring  a career-high four goals to no avail as the top-seeded Terps fell just short of thier second straight national title dropping a tight contest to Northwestern, 8-7. 

A strong defensive effort by Northwestern slowed top scoring threats Sarah Mollison and Katie Schwarzmann, leaving the duo with only one goal on the day and hampering Maryland's top-scoring attack. Glaros netted four goals and junior Kristy Black and sophomores Alex Aust and Schwarzmann accounted for the Terps' other three scores.

The teams went into halftime tied at 5-5, with Maryland owning a 5-2 lead midway through the first stanza. Glaros scored all four of her goals in the first half.

Maryland gave it a valiant effort in the game's final minutes, with Schwarzmann shrinking the Wildcat lead to one with a goal with 1:15 left but it would be as close as the Terps would get.

Brittany Dipper registered six saves to lead the defense, which held its 19th consecutive opponent to 10 or fewer goals.

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