COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Freshman Kyler Greenwalt and senior Lein Holsboer each scored twice to lead the ninth-ranked Maryland field hockey team to a 4-1 win over Bucknell Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. With the win, the Terps (5-2) have won four straight games.
Greenwalt broke open the scoring when she tipped in a shot off the rebound on a penalty corner in the 19th minute. It was her first career goal as a Terp. The Terrapins took 20 shots to none for the Bison in the first half and led 1-0 at the break.
Bucknell (3-6) tied the game at one apiece just 2:32 into the second half when Nicole Rupnik collected a loose ball and tipped it in from the far post.
Just over two minutes later, Greenwalt collected Linnea Gonzales’ saved shot and scored from five yards out to give Maryland the lead at 2-1 in the 40th minute.
Exactly three minutes later, Holsboer scored her first goal when she inserted on a penalty corner, then Carrie Hanks sent it back to her for a score from the left post.
Holsboer struck again 63 seconds later when she took a pass from Sophie Giezeman near the edge of the circle, then sent a rainbow shot into the goal. Her score made it a 4-1 Maryland lead in the 44th minute.
“We really wanted to dominate play in the first half and I think we did that,” head coach Missy Meharg said. “Field hockey is not a high-scoring game. It’s about a matter of finishing. We had taken about 20 shots in the first half, so at halftime, we talked about giving each other the energy. The shots were there, the shot selection was a bit more of an issue. The women talked at halftime and took it upon themselves.”
Maryland took 36 shots total to six for Bucknell. Goalkeeper Sarah Holliday made two saves and the Bison keeper Emily Finn made 21.
First-year played Bodil Keus was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career and first weekly honor for the Terrapins this year. Earlier Wednesday, Keus was also named Longstreth/NFHCA National Defensive Player of the Week.
Maryland was tabbed as the No. 9 team in the country in the Penn Monto/Division I Coaches poll released Sept. 12.
Next, Maryland will host Princeton (1-4) Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Admission is free and parking is free after 4 p.m. All fans are welcome to attend a post-game ice cream social with the team hosted by members from Terps After Dark.
DEFLECTIONS… Maryland is now 2-0 all-time vs. Bucknell…Head coach Missy Meharg is now 532-130-9 (.800) in her 30 years as head coach at Maryland…the Terps are 163-19 (.896) all-time at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.