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Maryland rolls to win

Maryland's Kelly McPartland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A total of five players tallied at least two goals Sunday as No. 2 Maryland downed Richmond 15-5 in its home opener at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

The Terps (2-0) were led by four-goal performances from sophomore Taylor Cummings and junior Kelly McPartland. Freshman Zoe Stukenberg added a hat trick and Beth Glaros and Halle Majorana chipped in with two goals each. Maryland’s defense held its second consecutivfe opponent to five or fewer goals after defeating UMBC 14-3 on Friday.

Maryland got its offense started early, racking up a 9-1 advantage through 30 minutes of play. The Terps’ first four goals of the game all came via different players as McPartland, Cummings, Glaros and Majorana all found the back of the net for a 4-0 cushion a mere 10 minutes into the contest.

Maryland did not surrender a goal until Anna Jeszeck scored off a free position attempt with 1:19 remaining in the period. The Spiders were limited to six shots in the stanza while committing eight turnovers.

The Terps utilized their bench in the second half as a total of 21 reserves saw action on the day. Goals by Glaros, Stukenberg and McPartland provided Maryland with a 12-1 lead with 21:44 to play before Richmond tacked on a pair of goals.

Three consecutive scores by Maryland -- including free positions by Cummings and McPartland -- got the clock running again with 15 minutes remaining. Richmond picked up the final two goals of the game.

Defensively, Megan Douty, Alice Mercer and Casey Pepperman recorded two caused turnovers apiece. Mercer, who was key on several fast-break transition goals for the Terps, also added four ground balls.

No. 3 Syracuse 18, Canisius 6

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Senior Alyssa Murray moved into a tie for fourth place on the school's all-time goals scored list and led Syracuse to an 18-6 victory against Canisius on Sunday in the Carrier Dome. The home opener was played in front a crowd of 1,442 fans, which is the fourth-highest single-game total in school history.

Freshman Taylor Poplawski scored a season-high four goals and finished with five points, while sophomore Kayla Treanor had three goals and two assists. Murray tallied a game-high six points on two goals and four assists. She now has 171 goals in her career, which tie her with Leigh Ann Zimmer.

Devon Collins, Amy Cross, Kelly Cross and junior Gabby Jaquith finished with two goals apiece, while Kempney had two assists. Jaquith also had an assist, as did junior Mallory Vehar, the first of her career.

The Orange was again dominant in the circle, winning 17 of 26 draws. Kempney led the way with seven. She now has 171 in her career, which rank second on SU's career leader list.

Syracuse recorded 40 shots and 21 ground balls to 14 shots and 11 ground balls for Canisius. Junior Kelsey Richardson recorded two saves in the first half for SU, while senior Alyssa Costantino had three after intermission. Kayla Scully had 12 saves for Canisius.

No. 6 Duke 11, William & Mary 8

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Leading 7-5 at halftime, sixth-ranked Duke held William & Mary scoreless for nearly 20 minutes in the second period to secure an 11-8 victory Sunday afternoon at Albert-Day Field at Martin Family Stadium.

The Blue Devils picked up a win in their first road contest of the season to improve to 3-0 overall.

Duke featured a balanced attack on the day, with seven different players registering goals in the contest. Junior midfielder Taylor Trimble led the way with three points on two goals and an assist while junior Brigid Smith, junior Kerrin Maurer and senior Molly Quirke also tallied multiple scores.

Overall, the Blue Devils registered 25 shots to 22 by William & Mary and won the ground ball battle 19-10. Duke also limited the Tribe to just 2 of 7 on free position attempts, though the home team held a 12-9 advantage at the draw. Maurer and Virden won three draw controls each for the Blue Devils, with Virden, senior Sydney Peterson and junior Gabby Moise posting two caused turnovers each.

Kelsey Duryea finished with seven saves against the 22 shots and William & Mary’s Colleen Nofi totaled nine saves in the loss.

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