COLLEGE PARK, Md. (4/12/17) – The national defensive player of the week Ellie DeGarmo made 15 saves for No. 7 Princeton but No. 1 Maryland stayed unbeaten in an 18-12 game in College Park.
Though Maryland (14-0) jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first 7:24 of the game, Princeton (9-2) was resilient and fought its way back to go goal-for-goal with the Terps, 12-12, through the remainder of the game.
Sophomore Kathryn Hallett recorded her second hat trick of the season, scoring on all three of her shots on goal. Senior Anna Doherty scored twice, while senior Olivia Hompe and sophomore Elizabeth George had a goal and an assist each. DeGarmo was announced as the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Fast Break Player of the Week on Lax Sports Network during the game.
Junior Colby Chanenchuk put the Tigers on the board at 18:17 when Elizabeth George picked up a ground ball near the restraining line and dished to Chanechuk in the arc. Hallett scored her first with help from Camille Sullivan at 17:03.
Maryland added three straight to take a seven-goal lead before freshman Tess D’Orsi popped in her 29th goal of the season at 7:27. The Terps scored two more to take an 11-3 edge.
Princeton net three of the final four goals in the final 5:19 of the first, as Maryland had a 12-6 lead at the half. Freshman Laura Pansini started things off with her fifth of the season, with Chanenchuk assisting. After a Maryland free-position goal, Hompe and Hallett both scored.
The second half was even with both teams scoring six goals apiece.
The Terps scored the first two goals of the second before George notched her ninth of the season at 21:42, to make it a 14-6 game. Two more came from Maryland as it took its largest lead of the game, 16-7 at 19:43.
The Tigers went on a 4-1 run as Doherty scored twice and Pansini added her second of the night before defender Amanda Leavell went end-to-end for her first of the season, to cut it back to 17-11 with 7:09 remaining.
Jen Giles scored her fifth of the game before Hallett converted on a free-position attempt with 58 seconds left.
Kali Hartschorn led Maryland’s offense with five goals and one assist while Megan Whittle tallied five goals. Giles had four goals and one assist and Zoe Stukenberg had three goals and one assist. In goal, Megan Taylor made 11 saves.
Princeton returns to Ivy League action on Saturday, April 15 when it travels to Yale.