Top 10 Roundup
ACC teams No. 2 Maryland, No. 5 Virginia cruise to wins
No. 2 Maryland 9, Columbia 2
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland’s offense cruised to a 9-2 victory against Columbia Saturday in the first game of the Terrapin Invitational in College Park.
The Terrapins (5-0) led 9-0 as they held the Lions (2-1) scoreless through 58 minutes. Three players -- Brooke Adler, Delaney Leathers and Emma Rissinger -- scored their first career goals in the win.
The Terps’ offense got firing in a hurry, with sophomore Alyssa Parker and junior Maxine Fluharty each scoring in the fourth minute. Fluharty notched her second score of the game less than four minutes later when she got a stick on Sarah Sprink’s shot off a penalty corner to make it a 3-0 lead.
Just under 17 minutes into the game, senior Jill Witmer made it 4-0 when she brought in sophomore Anna Dessoye’s pass from the left side. She scored as Columbia keeper Kimberly Piannucci came out to stop the play.
In the 27th minute, junior Welma Luus cracked a hard shot from the top left side of the circle for a 5-0 lead at halftime. Parker fed her for the assist.
Leathers notched her goal off of Ali McEvoy’s rebounded shot on a penalty corner play in the 46th minute. Leathers inserted on the corner, then was in position for the putback to make it 6-0. Five minutes later, Witmer added her second goal to go up 7-0.
Less than two minutes after that, Adler took a pass from Luus for the Terps’ eighth goal, then Rissinger scored about a minute after that for a nine-goal lead.
Columbia got on the board with 12 minutes to play when Leah Matthews tipped in a shot off a penalty corner. Lindsey Walter added the Lions’ second goal with 1:55 left in the game.
Maryland goalkeepers Natalie Hunter and Brooke Cabrera each played a half and each notched two saves. The Lions’ Pianucci picked up 13 saves.
No. 5 Virginia 2, Maine 0
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Virginia opened up the Sheraton Catamount Classic with a 2-0 victory against Maine.
An own-goal off a Maine stick in the first two minutes of the game was the only score in the game until freshman Lucy Hyams knocked in a shot with 38 seconds remaining to cap off the Cavaliers' 2-0 victory.
"There were definitely challenges in the game, but the team was able to meet those challenges," head coach Michele Madison said. "I thought the team adjusted to the way Maine played. We were able to shut down the interior big ball and create some attack off that."
With the victory, Virginia improved to 6-0 on the season. Maine fell to 2-4.
Virginia's first goal was set up by Jess Orrett who drove into the circle and fired off a shot that was deflected into the net off a defender's stick. Hyams goal was scored off a corner opportunity. Elly Buckley took the initial shot off the penalty corner. Hadley Bell picked up the loose ball after the shot, taking a shot of her own that deflected off the goalie's pads. Hyams corralled the rebound, taking the shot to score her second goal of the season.
Virginia held a 17-10 advantage in shots, including holding a 13-5 edge in the second half. The Cavaliers had six second-half penalty corners to Maine's two.
Junior goalkeeper Jenny Johnstone logged four saves to improve her record to 6-0.
No. 7 Massachusetts 2, Ohio State 0
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Massachusetts secured a 1-0 victory against Ohio State to conclude play at the Syracuse Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Brooke Sabia recorded her team-leading eighth goal of the year to create the difference in the contest played at J.S. Coyne Stadium.
The Minutewomen (6-1 overall) struck for the only tally of the game with 43 minutes, 54 seconds gone by in the contest. On the second penalty corner chance of the day for the squad, Charlotte Verelst inserted the ball to Alexa Sikalis at the top of the circle. Sikalis pushed the play to Sabia, who fired a shot into the right side.
Sam Carlino, who finished with four saves in the cage, neutralized a pair of high quality Ohio State (2-3) chances during the remainder of play to record her sixth career shutout and third of the season.
A long pass toward the top of the UMass circle reached Buckeye Nora Murer, who was unmarked. Carlino pushed out to meet Murer at the top of the circle and stayed in front of the shot taken at the 61:29 mark to keep play scoreless.
On an ensuing penalty corner, Carlino dropped to the ground for a save at the goalmouth on a blast by Mona Frommhold with 7:49 to play in the contest. The defense, led by starters Lauren Allymohamed, Hannah Farrell, Hannah Prince and Mariajose Rodriguez, cleared the ball away and kept the Buckeyes from further opportunities.
Massachusetts led 10-8 in shots and 6-4 on-target attempts. Penalty corners favored UMass 6-5. Sarah Lemieux finished with five saves for the Buckeyes.
No. 10 Stanford 1, Central Michigan 0
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Clemence Couteau scored the game’s only goal as No. 10 Stanford earned its second consecutive shutout and fourth consecutive victory Saturday, defeating Central Michigan 1-0.
Stanford (4-1) held advantages in shots (23-3) and penalty corners (13-4) but was unable to get on the board until Couteau netted the game-winner on Stanford’s 20th shot at 45:07. It was Couteau’s second consecutive game-winner after scoring the go-ahead goal last Sunday against VCU. Couteau has two game-winning goals on four career shots.
Central Michigan’s (2-4) Sadie Reynolds was a major factor in keeping the Cardinal off the board and the Chippewas within striking distance, making 14 saves in net, including nine in the first half.
Not to be outdone, Stanford earned its second shutout in as many games and has not allowed a goal in 208:39. The Cardinal last allowed a goal on Sept. 6 at 1:21 against No. 20 New Hampshire.
Dulcie Davies made two saves en route to her second shutout of the year and ninth of her career.