Virginia gets second win of the season
Roundup: No. 12 Old Dominion shuts out No. 1 Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Virginia improved to 2-1 on the year with a 4-2 win against Towson (0-3). Sophomore Hadley Bell scored twice in the winning effort.
Virginia outshot Towson 16-7 in the contest and also registered an 8-3 advantage in penalty corners.
It took less than six minutes for the Cavaliers to jump out to a 2-0 lead against the Tigers. Bell notched the first score of the game just three minutes into the contest, scoring on an assist from freshman Jess Orrett. Sophomore Elly Buckley then made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal at 5:18.
No. 12 Old Dominion 4, No. 1 Maryland 0 -- Full Recap
NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion continued its stellar start to the 2011 season Friday as the Lady Monarchs (3-0) defeated defending national champion and current No. 1 Maryland 4-0 at the Powhatan Sports Complex.
The win snaps Maryland’s 17-game winning streak dating back to last season and is the worse loss for the Terrapins since November 10, 2002, when Wake Forest upended the Terps by the same score.
No. 10 American 7, Penn 0
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Seven different Eagles scored a goal including two freshmen who tallied the first of their careers to lead the No. 10 American to a 7-0 win against Penn Friday at Jacobs Field.
American's (1-1) attack was relentless throughout the contest, peppering the Quakers with 18 shots, including 11 on goal. The Eagles' first score came just three minutes in off the stick of Melissa Casale, and Jaclyn Anspach pushed the lead to 2-0 moments later off a feed from Jenn Bradley. Penn's (0-1) lone opportunity of the day came between the two goals but Julie Tahan's apparent goal off a penalty corner was called back.
No. 7 Princeton 2, Bucknell 0
LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Princeton opened the 2011 season with a 2-0 win at Bucknell on Friday night on Graham Field. Junior Charlotte Krause and freshman Colleen Boyce each scored their first collegiate goals in the win, while sophomore goalkeeper Christina Maida made three saves for the shutout.
Princeton pressured Bucknell through much of the first half, outshooting the Bison 5-1 in the opening 35 minutes and earning the half's only penalty corner. Krause opened the scoring in the game's 16th minute when she tapped in the ball on a scramble following the penalty corner for her first collegiate goal.
No. 2 North Carolina 3, No. 5 Syracuse 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Junior Kelsey Kolojejchick scored two goals and redshirt freshman Abby Frey tallied one as North Carolina came back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to beat No. 5 Syracuse 3-2 Friday evening in UNC's home opener at Francis E. Henry Stadium.
Carolina improved to 3-0 with the win, the second of the season over a top-10 team. Syracuse fell to 1-1.
No. 8 Penn State 5, Lock Haven 2
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- Penn State picked up its second consecutive victory on Friday night by defeating the Lock Haven Bald Eagles 5-2 for the 10th consecutive time. Penn State improves to 2-1 on the year.
In the first half, the Nittany Lions capitalized with goals on two penalty corners, one by sophomore Brittany Grzywacz and a second by junior Kelsey Amy.