Women's Field Hockey Team Defeats Michigan State 4-1

Sept. 7, 1998

St. Louis - Senior back Jen Pratt (Greene, N.Y.) and sophomore back Molly Kauffman (West Lawn, Pa.) each scored a goal and added an assist, leading sixth-ranked Maryland (3-0) to a 4-1 victory over Michigan State (2-1) today at the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in St. Louis.

Pratt and Kauffman each scored in the first half, giving the Terps a 2-0 halftime lead. Sophomore midfielder Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) and freshman forward Dina Rizzo (Walpole, Mass.) added goals in the second half. Freshman midfielder Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) assisted on the goals by Kauffman and Rizzo, giving her a team-leading five assists for the season.

The win capped off a perfect weekend for Maryland at the inaugural ACC-Big Ten Challenge. On Saturday, the Terps defeated No. 11 Michigan 2-1 in double overtime.

Maryland's next game is Sunday, September 13, at Rutgers at 1 p.m.


Maryland (3-0) 2 2 -4 Michigan State (2-1) 0 1 -1

FIRST HALF SCORING Kauffman (M) assisted by Walter, 23:01 remaining. Pratt (M) from Kauffman, 7:50 remaining. SECOND HALF SCORING Tagliente (M), penalty stroke, 28:58 remaining. Tuip (MS) unassisted, 22:49 remaining. Rizzo (M) assisted by Pratt and Walter, 18:37 remaining.

SHOTS: Michigan State 16, Maryland 13

SAVES: Platt (M) 8, Ortwein (MS) 11

PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 10, Michigan State 2

PENALTY STROKES: Maryland 1-1, Michigan State 0-1

DEFENSIVE SAVES: Halstead (MS) 2, Cantazaro (MS) 2