Penn State Women¡¯s Lacrosse Falls To No. 8 Maryland, 12-11
Chapel Hill, N.C., March 26, 2004 The 20th-ranked Penn State women¡¯s lacrosse team dropped its third one-goal game of the season, falling to eighth-ranked Maryland, 12-11, in the first game of the ACC/ALC Challenge hosted by North Carolina. The Nittany Lions fall to 2-6 for the season while the Terps improve to 7-2.
Junior Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Md.) and sophomore Lori Havrilla (Devon, Pa.) both scored three goals in the game while senior Katie Jeschke (Ellicott City, Md.) chipped in two. Havrilla and freshman Karen Long (Ellicott City, Md.) led the squad with two assists apiece.
Junior goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) recorded 15 saves in the contest.
Long scored the first goal of the game just over four minutes into the contest to put Penn State up 1-0 before back to back Terp goals gave Maryland the 2-1 lead 5:06 into the game. Jeschke tallied her first goal of the night just a minute and a half later and a Havrilla tally at 8:31 allowed Penn State the 3-2 advantage. A Maryland goal just 19 seconds later knotted the score at 3-3 but a Burke mark off a pass from Long gave Penn State the 4-3 lead. Another UM goal tied the game but consecutive goals from senior Jamie Donahue (Oreland, Pa.), Burke and Jeschke put the Nittany Lions up 7-4 at the 18:07 mark. But Maryland went on a 6-0 run to close out the half with a 10-7 lead.
After the break, consecutive Penn State goals trimmed Maryland¡¯s lead to two at 11-9 less than nine minutes into the second half before the Terps responded with a goal of their own at 42:08. Scores by Burke and Havrilla with 15 minutes left in the game were not enough as the two teams remained scoreless for the rest of the contest and Maryland held onto the 12-11 victory.
Penn State takes on host North Carolina on Sunday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. before returning home to face fifth-ranked Loyola on Saturday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m.
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