February 20, 2011

University of Maryland Manages Bucknell 12-8 at Maryland Invitational

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Maryland opened the second day of the Maryland Invitational with a convincing 12-8 victory over Bucknell University. After a heart-breaking 9-8 loss against Wagner College on Saturday evening, the Terps leadership rallied to guide the team to a victory.

Maryland senior Ally Beck matched a career high with four goals, all in the first half, setting the team's motivation high in order to pull out through with a win.

"Ally Beck did a nice job today," said Maryland head coach Carl Salyer. "The defense they were playing opened up chances for our 2-meter players. Ally responded, as well as Carly (Hoshko) and Molly (Ruth) who had nice goals."

Hoshko scored the first goal of the second quarter, giving the Terps a 4-2 lead at the 7:35 mark. The Terps were on fire the rest of the quarter, scoring three goals (two by Beck, one by Ruth) to take a 7-4 lead into the locker room.

Ruth scored two goals for the Terps (2-4), while Amanda Skonezney and Meghan McNally scored twice each for Bucknell (4-3).

Maryland led by as many as six during the game, but Bucknell could get no closer than four goals in the second half.

"We came back well after a tough loss. We had a good attitude and got a much-needed win," said Salyer.

Release courtesy Maryland Athletic Communications


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