Women's Laxers Fall To #6 Maryland, 19-8, In Home Opener

Women's Laxers Fall To #6 Maryland, 19-8, In Home Opener

March 16, 2002

Final Stats

Providence, RI - Maryland (2-3), ranked sixth in the country, broke open a 4-3 game with four unanswered goals and never looked back, en route to a 19-8 win over Brown (1-1) in the Bears' 2002 home opener.

After nearly 10 minutes of scoreless action, junior Bekah Rottenberg (Colrain, MA) gave Brown a 1-0 lead on a free position shot. However, the Terrapins scored four goals in a span of 7:40 to take a 4-1 lead at 17:28 of the first half. The Bears fought back to come to within one on tow goals less than six minutes later, making it a 4-3 game st 26:33 of the opening half. Sophomore Meredith Goodell (Baltimore, MD) scored her first of the season at 19:49 and freshman Sarah Passano (Baltimore, MD) added the Bears' final goal of the half at 26:33.

The Terps closed out the first half with four goals to take an 8-3 lead at the break, but Passano and Rottenberg scored just 17 seconds apart in the opening minute to bring Brown to within three. Maryland answered with another four-goal spree, but Goodell scored back-to-back goals at 9:12 and 11:34 to close the gap once again.

She traded goals with Maryland during the next 33 seconds, bringing the score to 13-8 in favor of Maryland and the Terps finished the game with six straight goals to account for the 19-8 final.

Goodell also tallied an assist to finish with five points, while sophomore Katie Zabel (Ellicott City, MD) tallied two assists and sophomore Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) had one.

Senior Niki Caggiano (Freeport, NY) made 18 saves for the Bears, who continue action on Wednesday, when they open Ivy competition at Harvard in a 4:00 game.