Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/31/10
Junior defender Colleen Magarity (Germantown Academy) contributed one groundball, one caused turnover and one draw control for Northwestern Sunday in the Wildcats’ heartbreaking 13-11 loss to Maryland in the NCAA Division I women’s championship game at Towson.
The loss snapped a five-year run as national champion for the ‘Cats (20-2). The Terrapins, who overcame deficits of 6-0 and 8-3, finished 22-1 and claimed their first national title since 2001.
Maryland has won 10 national crowns and made what is believed to be the biggest comeback in championship round history.
Tournament Most Outstanding Player Caitlyn McFadden scored two goals, added an assist and, most importantly, shut down All-American attacker Katrina Dowd, who was held without a goal after racking up 77 heading into Sunday’s showdown. Maryland was led in scoring by junior Sarah Mollison, sophomore Karri Ellen Johnson and freshman Katie Schwarzmann, who all tallied three goals apiece.
A record crowd of 9,782 attended the game.
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