POSTGAME In a matchup of U.S. World Cup teammates, Maryland’s Karri Ellen Johnson left her stamp on the game with five goals, but Sarah Bullard of Duke was not well-served by her offense this afternoon. The Blue Devils, seemingly unable to shake Bullard free, resorted to individual moves in their offensive sets and the Maryland defense of Iliana Sanza, Brittany Poist, Katie Gallagher, and Sara Cooper did a fine job in front of Dipper
FULL TIME Maryland milks the last two minutes and wins 18-11
56:00 MD YELLOW for a crosscheck
55:00 MD GOAL Merrifield finds that short side again
54:48 DU YELLOW and Duke is now down two
53:38 MD TIMEOUT
53:38 DU YELLOW and Duke plays short
52:20 DU GOAL Hamm pulls one more back and the score is 17-11
47:30 DU GOAL Hamm twists on a deep angle and wills the ball in
46:10 MD GOAL Johnson with the lefty quickstick off the dead run, and the onslaught continues: Maryland is on a 10-2 run since the final minute of the first half
45:28 DU TIMEOUT
45:28 MD GOAL Brandi Jones gets it past the goalkeeper’s ankles
43:50 MD GOAL Schwartzmann gives her side a six-goal cushion
42:12 DU GOAL Thomas pulls one back for Duke
40:15 MD GOAL Mollison skies over everyone to quickstick Aust’s feed. Mollison’s height makes that kind of shot unsavable. Terrapins lead 14-8
38:35 MD FP and GOAL Beth Glaros from the right hash
38:21 MD FP and GOAL Schwartzmann picks herself up and scores
38:19 DU YELLOW Schwartzmann is clotheslined from behind to the neck area. Could have been a straight red
38:18 DU GOAL The attack is more deliberate, and Bullard solves the Maryland defense
35:57 DU TIMEOUT
35:57 MD GOAL Aust finds Johnson on the break and Maryland is up 11-7
30:22 MD GOAL Schwartzmann connects off the right wing and Maryland has a three-goal lead
HALFTIME Duke has to feel unrewarded for its effort thus far. The team could have had the lead but for a pair of silly turnovers and the goalkeeping of Maryland’s Brittany Dipper. Maryland’s defense came up with a pair of hustle plays on the boundary and have forced Duke into taking some ill-advised shots
HALFTIME The teams go into the break with Maryland up 9-7, and the Terps have a psychological advantage with those two quick goals in the final minute of the first half
29:44 MD GOAL … and its importance is magnified because of Schwartzmann’s goal that makes the lead two right on the stroke of halftime
29:22 MD GOAL Black puts in an important goal for Maryland …
24:35 DU FP and GOAL Morrissey drops in a goal from the left-center hash
24:23 MD GOAL Alex Aust reaches high to quickstick the pass over the Duke goalie
22:46 DU GOAL Kaestner’s shot deflected in and Duke levels it at 6-6
21:32 MD GOAL Terps back in front thanks to Mollison
20:16 MD GOAL Johnson with a highlight reel crease dodge and scores from a tight angle
17:05 DU GOAL Virginia Crotty nice dodge from the left wing and Duke is up 5-4
16:06 MD GOAL Johnson responds with her own quickstick; nice feed from
14:35 DU GOAL Emma Hamm nice quickstick from Kaestner
11:15 MD GOAL Maryland gets the draw and Johnson puts it away
9:37 DU GOAL And Duke is on the lead!
9:08 DU FP and GOAL Sarah Bullard runs in from the left hash and it’s
level at 2-2
4:47 DU GOAL Kat Thomas answers for the Blue Devils after MD fails on a clear
2:45 MD GOAL The Terrapins win another draw and it’s Mollison with the goal. Duke needs an answer to prevent the game from getting out of hand early
1:30 MD GOAL And it’s a dream start for the Terps as Schwartzmann connects after the initial draw control
0:00 The game is on
PREGAME Maryland is in the white tops with red kilts, Duke is in all black
PREGAME Impressive crowd for a February game; looks like it tops a thousand. Amazing support here for the women’s game.
PREGAME The key to this game is draw controls. Can Duke match up well against Karri Ellen Johnson at center? Watch also for the Duke back four. Their collective effort will determine if the Blue Devils can remain close in the second half.
PREGAME But then again, you never know what you’re going to get when these teams get together. On more than one occasion in recent years, these two teams combined for nearly 40 goals.
PREGAME The coaches in this game, Cathy Reese and Kerstin Kimel, are from the Cindy Timchal coaching tree — Reese from the offensive side and Kimel from the defensive side.
PREGAME Both teams are 3-0 on the season thus far and are looking for advantage in the run towards the ACC Tournament.
PREGAME Hello and welcome to the Lacrosse & Field Hockey Complex at the University of Maryland, where the defending national champs take on ACC rival Duke.