by Bailey Kennedy Mar 9, 2022
Graduate Student Attacker Aurora Cordingley led Maryland to a 19-7 victory over William & Mary on Saturday, March 5th in a game seen live on Lax Sports Network.
Cordingley leads the way for the Terps with eight points on the afternoon on three goals and five assists. It was a tightly contested battle for almost a half with William & Mary making it a four-goal game with 6:17 remaining in the first half. After that goal to make it a four-goal game the Terps would go on a 9-0 scoring run thanks to three goals from Hannah Leubecker, two from Libby May, one from Eloise Clevenger, and Cordingley netted all three of her goals as part of this 9-0 Maryland run.
William & Mary got two goals from Sarah Cipolla, and Belle Martire added two points in the game with one goal and one assist. Despite the loss, William & Mary got a solid performance from their goalkeeper Elise Palmer who finished the game with twelve saves.
The performance from Cordingley was just another day at the office for the Graduate Student transfer, who spent her undergraduate time at Johns Hopkins. The former Blue Jay and current Terp had her second-highest point total of the season with eight points. Through fives games for the Terps, she has twenty-one goals and fourteen assists totaling thirty-five points. If she keeps up her pace Cordingley has a shot to possibly catch up to or break the NCAA record for points in a season currently held by USA Women’s star Kylie Ohlmiller, who has the top two highest point seasons with 164 points and 157 points.
Ohlmiller was on the call with our Tom Eschen for the Terps win and see the dominating performance from Cordingley who if she keeps up her pace could be targeting Ohlimiller’s single-season point record.
The terps saw three goalies play in the win. Junior Emily Sterling got the start and played three-quarters of the game making nine saves and allowing just five goals. Sterling was replaced by freshmen Emily Lamparter who played 9:10 of the 4th quarter, Lamparter faced no shots on goal in that time. The Terps made one final goalie change putting in senior Maddie McSally to close things out playing the final 5:50 of the game.
With the win, Maryland Terps moved to 5-0 on the season while William & Mary fell to 2-3.
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