March 27, 2009

Maryland Moves to 10-0 with JMU Win

from press release

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Maryland freshman Karri Ellen Johnson (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) scored six goals and added two assists to lead the second-ranked Terrapins to a 17-7 victory over number 18 James Madison Friday night at the JMU Lacrosse Complex.

The Terps remained unbeaten as Maryland raised its record to 10-0. The Dukes lost their fourth straight game. All four of the defeats were to top-20 opponents.

Maryland scored on four of its first five shots as the Terps jumped out to a 4-0 lead with 23:46 left in the opening period.

The Dukes answered back with a free-position score by redshirt junior Kim Griffin (Jarrettsville, Md./North Harford) and a goal by freshman Caitlin McHugh (Westminster, Md./Mercy), assisted by senior Jaime Dardine (Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown). That closed the gap to 4-2 at the 15:54 mark.

However, Maryland ran off a string of seven straight goals, including four by Johnson and a fifth assisted by Johnson, to pull ahead 11-2 with 2:05 left in the half. A scored by JMU's Dardine with 1:01 remaining left the Terps with an 11-3 halftime advantage.

Maryland outscored JMU 6-4 in the second period.

In addition to Johnson, Maryland got two goals each from sophomore Brandi Jones (Poway, Calif./Poway), junior Amanda Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and redshirt junior Brittany Jones (Poway, Calif./Poway). Junior Caitlyn McFadden (Phoenix, Md./Notre Dame Prep) finished the match with five assists.

JMU's attack was led by Griffin with two goals and two assists and Dardine with two goals and one assist.

JMU's starter in goal, redshirt freshman goalkeeper Alex Menghetti (Media, Pa./Penncrest), made six saves in 48:17 of playing time. Junior goalkeeper Morgan Kelly (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) played the final 11:43 and had one save.

Maryland's starting goalkeeper, freshman Brittany Dipper (Woodbury, N.J./Kingsway Regional), had five saves and played 52:57. Senior goalkeeper Lynne Cooper (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) and freshman goalkeeper Mary Jordan (Davidsonville, Md./St. Mary's) split the final 7:03 and each came up with one save.

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