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Maryland Knocks Off Yale 5-1

Hannah Coy (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
Hannah Coy (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Griff Scores In Second Straight Game For Yale

COLLEGE PARK, Md.- The Bulldogs have already run into some pretty formidable players this fall. It started with Arkansas' Ashleigh Ellenwood in the season opener and continued with Hofstra's Leah Galton.

Maryland's Alex Anthony can certainly be added to the list. Anthony fired 13 shots at the Yale goal Sunday at Ludwig Field. Two of them found the back of the net to help the Terps to an impressive 5-1 victory over the Bulldogs.

The loss snapped Yale's three-game winning streak.

Freshman Sofia Griff scored for the second straight game for Yale (3-3).

It's been a very busy stretch for the Bulldogs, who were playing their fifth game in the last 10 days, including a very hard-fought 1-0 win over Villanova just two days earlier.

Maryland, on the other hand, was still stinging from a 1-0 home loss to James Madison on Thursday.

"I've never seen turtles move so fast. They were really good," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "They are one of the most athletic teams we've played in a while."

The Terps (5-3) jumped on the board first when Sarah Molina knocked home an Anthony cross from five yards in front at 10:56.

Maryland then seized control by scoring twice in a 1:39 stretch midway through the opening half. Anthony struck first at 32:28, and Gabby Galanti scored from 20 yards out at 34:07 to make it 3-0.

The Bulldogs regained some momentum when Griff tallied her fourth goal of the season early in the second half. She took a pass from Michelle Alozie and fired a shot in from the top of the box.

Maryland, though, answered when Anthony scored off a corner kick 15 minutes later.

"We hung in in the second half a little bit, but when we gave up the goal on a corner kick, it killed the game," Meredith said.

Hope Gouterman capped the scoring with her first goal of the season at 78:22.

Despite the loss, Meredith was pleased overall with the first road trip of the season, which included the win over Villanova.

"We found out some things about our team that we need to work on going forward," he said. "All-in-all, it was a pretty good weekend."

The Bulldogs are now off until Thursday when they play at Hartford. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity