Sept. 11, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland field hockey team, ranked No. 2 in the latest Kookaburra / NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, shut out New Hampshire 7-0 Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the Terrapin Invitational tournament in College Park. Seven members of Terps scored in the win to help the team improve to 4-0 on the year.
The Terrapins held the Wildcats (4-1) to just six shots in the game, while the Terps took 20. Maryland scored on four of its 12 penalty corners, while the Wildcats had just five corner opportunities on the day.
Senior Katie O'Donnell scored her fourth goal of the year and notched three assists in the game. Junior Lauren Barr also had three assists and junior Jemma Buckley had two assists and a goal. Ali McEvoy, Jill Witmer, Janessa Pope, Hayley Turner and Megan Frazer all scored for Maryland as well.
Sophomore Janessa Pope struck early for the Terps with her second goal of the year in the second minute off a deflection from Buckley. O'Donnell scored next in the 18th minute from a backdoor shot on a penalty corner set up. McEvoy closed the half on a corner with the Terps' third goal with just over two minutes remaining.
Turner's goal came 12 minutes into the second half. Pope took a shot on a breakaway and Turner scored her first career goal off the rebound. Buckley scored three minutes later on another corner. Two minutes after Buckley's goal, Frazer scored on another corner. O'Donnell inserted the ball to the far left side of the field and Frazer shot from the left side of the circle. Witmer scored in the 67th minute to finalize the score at 7-0.
Freshman Natalie Hunter made her second start in goal for the Terrapins. She notched three saves on the day and Buckley had a defensive save in the first half. New Hampshire goalkeeper Katherine Nagengast had nine saves in the game.
Maryland will face off against Rutgers Sunday at 2 p.m., while American and New Hampshire will take the field first at noon. Admission is free for all fans wishing to attend Sunday's game and parking is free.
Gametracker will be available for all four of the weekend's games and Maryland's games will be broadcast live at WMUCSports.com.