Wednesday Night Shootout Delivers Terps 17-9 Win Over Richmond
Terrapin attacker #27 Dana Dobbie scored 4 goals during Maryland's 17-9 win over the Richmond Spiders at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park MD on March 12, 2008. Christopher Blunck/DC Sports Box
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland Head Coach Cathy Reese delivered a baby girl named Cayden at 3:55pm this afternoon and the Women's Lacrosse team shot the lights out to celebrate.  In 40 minutes of play the No. 2 ranked Terrapins fired off 42 shots and found the back of the net 17 teams in an offensive rampage that can only be described as relentless.

Terrapin seniors Dana Dobbie and Casey Magor each scored hat tricks tonight, and Dobbie's third goal arrived with 20 minutes remaining in the first period.  Dobbie went on to score an additional 2 unassisted goals in the second half and Magor scraped together 3 goals that were spread across both halves to give the Terps an undeniable edge.

Dobbie dominated the space around the net this evening and few of the Richmond Spiders defenders and midfielders had solutions that could contain her.  The Spiders resorted to double teaming at times but failed to prevent her from launching a total of 10 shots in her assault on Richmond goalie Erica Marrocco.

Maryland's Katie Princiotta struck first for the Terps within the first 2 minutes of the game when she scored off a pass by fellow senior Kelly Kasper.  Richmond quickly countered less than a minute later with a goal by Jules Nicola and broke the 1-1 tie when Mandy Friend scored off of a pass by Lexie Marrocco with 25:31 remaining. Down 1-2 the Terps regrouped and Dana Dobbie began her scoring spree.

Dana Dobbie won the faceoff after Jules Nicola's goal and raced up the field.  Dobbie found Katie Princiotto and flicked a pass while she continued her blitz towards the goal.  Princiotto faked out her defender and found Dobbie with an open look.  Dobbie's shot was perfect and knotted the game at 2-2.  The entire possession only required a quick 17 seconds.

Senior midfielder Kelly Kasper then tacked on another goal less than 2 minutes later when she went solo up the field and scored unassisted. As she raced up the field she faked left and right several times, shaking off multiple Richmond defenders before having an open look at the goal from 20 feet.  Her shot beat the goalie and gave the Terps a 3-2 lead.  Kasper made the goal appear effortless and her mastery of the attack zone was an emotional blow to the Spiders.

Sensing that the Spiders were teetering the Terrapins turned up the tempo of the offense.  Casey Magor intercepted a clearing attempt by the Spiders on the far sideline at midfield and headed towards the attack zone.  Magor arc'ed up from the left side took a shot, grabbed her own rebound, and headed behind the net.  Dana Dobbie broke free and Magor wasted little time in forwarding the ball to her.  Dobbie's one timer was perfect and the Terps had a 4-2 lead after 6 total shots.

Terrapin midfielder Karissa Taylor can be credited for the following scoring opportunity that occurred a brief 2 minutes later.  A bouncing loose ball at midfield was looking for a home and Taylor scooped it up while running at a fast pace.  Taylor brought the ball upfield as the offense orbited the goal.  Eventually the ball landed in the stick of Kelly Kasper who passed it over to Dana Dobbie for a slam.  Dobbie's goal with 20:03 remaining gave her the hat trick.

A freeball opportunity for Richmond turned south with a little more than 11 minutes remaining in the first half and a Terrapin was able to come up with a steal.  The Terrapin defender brought the ball up through midfield and passed it off to Caitlyn McFadden.  McFadden made a few cuts around the perimeter and found Lauren Cohen with an open look.  Cohen's shot beat the goal and give the Terps a 6-2 lead.

Casy Magor followed up Cohen's goal with one of her own with 8:42 remaining.  Richmond countered with 2 goals of their own to make it a 7-4 game.  Allison Furstenburg's unassisted shot came from the right side and Terrapin goalie Allie Buote didn't have a chance.  Mandy Friend then scored on a free position shot.

The final scoring opportunity for the Terps in the first half came in the closing 10 seconds as a loose ball scramble at midfield turned into a Terrapin possession.  With time ticking off the Terps lobbed shots at Erica Marrocco and most bounced around off the sticks of the defenders.  The final shot reached Marrocco who scooped it up in her net but then fumbled it.  Casey Magor was there to pick it up and flick it into the back of the net for an unassisted goal that gave Maryland an 8-4 with 1 second remaining in the half.

The second half opened with both teams volleying for possession.  Maryland got a scoring chance with just over 26 minutes remaining and Amanda Spinnenweber took advantage of it.  A free position shot gave the Pasadena sophomore a good look from about 15 feet out and she found the back of the net.

Dana Dobbie then notched the Terps' 10th goal on a spectacular play on the left hand side.  Dobbie won the face off and while working with her defender Dobbie broke left and arc around just enough to get a look at the goal.  She dropped her sick low and let fly a ground shot that was below knee level.  The ball whipped it's way and was just inside the right post by inches, and Marrocco couldn't get in front of it as Dobbie recorded her fourth goal of the evening.

Amanda Spinnenweber found Katie Princiotto for the 11th goal for the Terps.  Spinnenweber was set up behind the net and Princiotto broke on the right side.  Spinnenweber passed the ball to Princiotto for the one timer as the Terps extended their lead to 12-4 a quick 1:52 after Dobbie's last goal.

19 seconds later Katie Princiotto found Dana Dobbie open from 20 feet out in front of the goalie.  Princiotto's pass and Dobbie's shot bounced off the goalie's stick and was scooped up by Richmond and cleared.

Maryland's 12th goal came in transition as Karissa Taylor grabbed a loose ball and brought it up along the bench side of the field.  When she was pinned to the sideline she passed off to Casey Magor who advanced the ball further.  Magor was double teamed and passed to Katie Princiotto who was positioned parallel to the goalie on the bench side.  Princiotto looked and hit Lauren Cohen with the quick pass and Cohen directed it into the net for her second score of the game.

Amanda Spinnenweber worked her way past Allison Furstenburg on the far side of the field and managed to elude the junior attacker. Spinnenweber then took a middle shot against Marrocco and scored for a 13-4 Terrapin lead.

Richmond countered 50 seconds later with a goal of their own, but Maryland wasn't finished scoring.  A behind the back pass by Danna Dobbie cleared the ball out of Terrapin territory and into the hands of Caitlyn McFadden.  McFadden then found Kelly Kasper who took a shot that bounced off the crossbar.  Dobbie scooped up the ricochet and buries a shot for her 5th goal of the night.

Caitlyn McFadden recorded her second assist of the evening when she found Brandi Jones up high for a slam dunk shot from 15 feet out. Jone's shot landed at the feet of the goalie and Marrocco didn't stand a chance at blocking it.

McFadden added on two more assists for a total of 4 on the night when she found Casey Magor and Jenny Collins for the final Terrapin goals of the game.

Maryland went on to finish the game with a 17-9 advantage and celebrated afterwards.  The Terps now await Dartmouth's arrival on Saturday at 1pm.  The game will be played at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.