April 17, 2010
No. 3 Maryland tops Tech, 18-4
Emala leads team with two goals.
Virginia Tech (6-10) 224
Maryland (14-1) 12618
  • Ludwig Field - 769

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Virginia Tech lacrosse team fell to the No. 3 Maryland Terrapins, 18-4, in both teams’ final regular season finale. Junior Allie Emala led the Hokies in scoring as she put two in the back of the net, while Karri Ellen Johnson led the Terps with four scores on the day.

Maryland (14-1, 4-1 ACC) got out to a quick start, scoring its first goal in the first minute of the game as Sarah Mollison connected with Katie Schwarzmann for the score. Aggressive play by the Terrapins also prevented the Hokies (6-10, 0-5 ACC) from crossing their opponent’s restraining line until five minutes into the game, which in turn allowed the Terps to tack on four more goals in the next ten minutes, including two from Johnson.

Tech stepped up its play and was able to get on the board in the 13th minute when Emala buried a free position attempt after being fouled twice.

The Terrapins added four more goals to their total before the Hokies could build on theirs, but Emala struck again with just over eight minutes remaining in the half after receiving a quick pass from freshman Libby Rosebro.

Maryland would answer the Hokie score with two more goals of their own before the halftime break, but the Hokies shut down the Terp offense, not allowing a goal in the final four minutes of the period.

Maryland came out of the locker room attacking and away two quick goals in the opening minutes, but Tech was also able to produce some offense when junior Dylan Garner found the back of the net on a pass from classmate Shannon Bone.

The Hokies tacked on one more goal when sophomore Jessica Nonn finished the regular season scoring in every single game, but the Terps would go on to score four more goals in the quick second half that saw a running clock for the full 30 minutes.

Freshman Alex Gale made the start and finished her 30 minutes in goal with three saves. Replacing her in the second half was freshman Alexis Carey, who made eight saves on the day. Brittany Dipper manned the goal for the Terps in the first half and made two saves, while Mary Jordan and Kasey Howard shared the duties in the second half and combined for two saves.

The Hokies will resume play on Thursday, April 22 when they return to College Park for the ACC Championships. Their opponent has yet to be decided, but check back with hokiesports.com for more details on the tournament as they are released.

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