Sept. 28, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The fourth-ranked Maryland field hockey team was edged at No. 7 Virginia, 3-2, after a late goal in the 55th minute by the Cavaliers. The Terps (7-2, 2-1 ACC), earned three penalty corners in the final minute, but the Hoos' defense broke up the plays.
Michelle Vittese of Virginia (10-2, 2-0) put the Cavaliers on the board 6:35 into the game to open the scoring. The Terps' Katie Gerzabek tied the match up in the 20th minute off a 2-on-1 with Jill Witmer.
After the game was tied at half, freshman Anna Dessoye gave Maryland a 2-1 lead in the 48th minute when Megan Frazer found her along the left side. UVA's Vittese tied it up six minutes later with a high shot.
Vittese found Paige Selenski, both Olympians this past summer, for the Cavaliers' third goal two minutes after they tied it up.
The Terps had 10 penalty corners to the Cavaliers' five and the shots were tied at 12 apiece.
Goalkeeper Natalie Hunter tied her career high six saves.
Next, the Terrapins will return home to welcome Temple (5-5) to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex Sunday at 1 p.m. GameTracker live stats will be available and the game will be shown live online for a fee on TerpsTV Premium. Admission and parking are both free.
Maryland will be hosting an hour-long clinic open to all ages and skill levels at 10 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $40 per player. For more information or to sign up a team or individual, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.