No. 8 Terps Victorious At No. 10 Virginia, 17-13, In Game Of Runs
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – In a battle of longtime rivals, No. 8 Maryland got the better of No. 10 Virginia for the 14th straight time with a 17-13 win at Klockner Stadium on Friday night. Libby May tied in career with five goals – all in the first half – in the victory. Aurora Cordingley (4G, 2A) and Hannah Leubecker (4B, 1A) combined for eight goals – including seven in the deciding second half.
It was a points game as Virginia scored all five goals in the second quarter to lead 9-6 at halftime. Maryland then beat Virginia 8-0 in the third quarter to create a 14-9 advantage going into the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers scored the first four of the fourth to cut their deficit to 14-13 before Cordingley responded with a pair of goals and Leubecker added his fourth of the day to give Maryland a 17-13 lead.
Shannon Smith (2G, 1A) and Shaylan Ahearn (2G) also had multi-goal games for the Terps (2-0). Grace Griffin got three assists.
Among the Cavaliers (2-1), Rachel Clark scored four goals and Ashlyn McGovern also scored four goals.
Break down the action
- May scored four goals in the first quarter as the Terps held a 6-4 lead after the first quarter.
- Virginia scored all five second quarter goals to take a 9-6 halftime lead as McGovern scored two in the quarter.
- After being held scoreless for an 18:26 stretch, Leubecker began an eight-goal unanswered streak in the third quarter as she was one of three Terps to score three in the quarter along with Ahearn and Cordingley.
- After being shut out in the third quarter, Kiki Shaw scored the first goal for the Wahoos in 16:05 to make it 14-10. Virginia scored the next three goals to reduce the margin to one at 14-13 before Cordingley scored twice and Leubecker finished the scoring for the 17-13 victory.
- May (five goals) matched his career high with five goals (previously v High Point, 5/14/21). It was his fifth career game with four goals, his seventh career hat trick, and his 14th career multi-goal game.
- Cordingley scored four goals after netting five in his first game as a Terp last week.
- Leubecker (four goals) scored his 10th career hat trick and 15th career multi-goal game, after 14 in 17 games last season.
- Smith (two goals) has his first multi-goal game as a Terp and the second of his career, achieving it once last season while playing for North Carolina.
- Ahearn (two goals) posted his fourth career multi-goal game.
- Abby Bosco had eight draw checks and picked up three dirt balls.
- Cordingley caused three turnovers, doing the job on both sides of the ball.
- between the pipes, Emily Sterling played the first 30 minutes making three saves. Emilie Lamparter played the second half and made three save to arm the victory.
- It was the 61st meeting of all time between Maryland and Virginia, with the Terps leading the series 44-17.
- Maryland won 14 in a row against the Hoos, the last loss coming in the 2008 ACC Tournament.
- The last time the Terps played Virginia was a historic night as head coach Cathy Reese became the all-time winningest coach in program history, winning her 261st game as Maryland’s program leader.
- Maryland hosts No. 7 Florida at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex next Saturday, Feb. 26, for the Terps’ home opener at noon. The theme of the game is “Defend The Plex” as the first 100 fans will receive the “Plex” rally towel. The game will be broadcast on B1G+