COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 23, 2013 -- Top-ranked Maryland (11-0) remained unbeaten as the Terps downed No. 19 James Madison (5-3) 18-8 in women's lacrosse Saturday afternoon.
JMU scored twice in the opening 5:13, getting a goal 1:07 into the match from sophomore Steph Finley (Media, Pa./Sacred Heart) and a free-position score by sophomore Ali Curwin (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland) to give the Dukes an early 2-0 lead.
The Dukes held the Terps scoreless for nearly 13 minutes. Maryland, which entered the game scoring an average of 2:46 into its first 10 contests, missed the goal with wide shots on the Terps' first two attempts. JMU sophomore goalkeeper Schylar Healy (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) saved the next three Maryland shots, and the next Terps attempt hit the post. It wasn't until 12:56 into the match that Kristen Lamon scored off an Alex Aust pass to get Maryland on the scoreboard.
However, Lamon's goal began a string of five straight scores for the Terps to put Maryland up 5-2 on a goal by Taylor Cummings with 12:13 left.
JMU redshirt senior Casey Ancarrow (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll) scored off a pass from junior Amy Roguski (Sykesville, Md./Liberty) to cut the lead to 5-3 at 10:56.
Maryland outscored JMU 2-0 in the final 10:21 of the half to take a 7-4 lead into intermission.
After each team scored to open the second half, the Terps scored nine consecutive goals to build a insurmountable 17-5 lead with 9:17 to play.
Ancarrow was the only multiple-goal scorer for the Dukes with three scores, which came with 100 percent accuracy as she took only three shots in the game.
Maryland got a game-high four goals from Brooke Griffin, and Aust and Halle Majorana each scored three times. Other multiple-goal scorers for the Terps were Alice Mercer and Cummings with two goals apiece.
JMU was led in ground balls by redshirt sophomore Kaci Starkloff (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) with two. Curwin tied for game-high draw controls with four.
Healy finished with 11 saves as she recorded double-figure saves for the fourth time this season and for the third time in the last four matches. Maryland goalkeeper Kasey Howard made two saves.
Maryland is one of only three undefeated teams in NCAA Division I, joining Florida (13-0) and Rutgers (7-0) in that elite club.
The 19th-ranked Dukes dropped their second straight game to a ranked team, following a loss to number nine Virginia on Wednesday. JMU's next action is March 27 when the Dukes open Colonial Athletic Association play at George Mason.
* JMU's Casey Ancarrow's three goals and one assist gave her a career total of 198 points. She moved from tied for ninth to eight place on JMU's points list, passing her JMU coach, Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe (JMU '97), who had 196 career points. She also moved into a tie for 11th on the career assist list with 54.