COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Freshman Madison Maguire scored her first two career goals to lead the seventh-ranked Maryland field hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Michigan State Friday night at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
Maguire, a native of Rumson, N.J., scored in the 39th and 57th minutes to break a 1-1 tie and then give the Terrapins (10-3, 4-1 B1G) an insurance goal. The Terps won their third straight game.
“All in all, the game seemed very frantic, wicked athletic and very fast-paced,” head coach Missy Meharg said. “I’m just really proud of Maryland for restructuring in and out of different systems and lots of different people playing different positions.”
“This was a great breakthrough for Madison. She’s a natural goal scorer. We just moved her up to the forward line, so this was a nice opportunity for her to break out and get on the board with two very important goals.”
The Spartans (5-7, 1-3) got on the board first when Sophie Macadré scored off the rebound of a saved shot in the ninth minute.
Just over three minutes later, the Terrapins tied game at one when junior Lein Holsboer found sophomore Linnea Gonzales right in front of the goal. Gonzales took the ball to her left and scored behind the Spartan keeper to tie the game.
Maryland pressured the Michigan State defense most of the first half as the Terps outshot the Spartans 11-5, but they remained tied at the break.
Three minutes into the second half, Maguire put the Terrapins on top when she worked the ball around a defender just inside the circle and cracked a shot that banged in.
In the 57th minute, Maguire struck again when she finished off a pass on the far post from redshirt senior Emma Rissinger to make it a 3-1 lead for Maryland.
The Terps took 18 shots to the Spartans’ nine and had four penalty corners to one.
Next, the Terps will travel to Ohio State (5-8, 0-4) for a 3:30 p.m. matchup on Friday, Oct. 14 and No. 5 Penn State (12-1, 4-1) for a 4 p.m. matchup on Sunday, Oct. 16. The Maryland-Penn State game will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network.
DEFLECTIONS: Maryland leads the all-time series over Michigan State, 7-0 and is 2-0 vs. the Spartans at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex…The Terps are 106-34-3 (.752) all-time against Big Ten opponents…Meharg is 89-14-1 (.861) vs. Big Ten opponents …The Terrapins are 32-1 (.970) vs. Big Ten teams at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex…The Terps are 153-17 (.900) all-time at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex…Meharg owns a record of 519-126-9 (.800) in her 29 years as head coach of the Terrapins.
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