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Sarah Sprink and the Terps' defense held off Michigan's late threats.
#2 Maryland Shuts Out Michigan, 2-0
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 09/22/2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –  No. 2 Maryland field hockey shutout future conference opponent Michigan, 2-0, Sunday in its final game of a three-week homestand. The Terrapins (8-0, 1-0 ACC) gritted out the victory over a tough Michigan squad that had won three in a row.

“We’re obviously very pleased with the outcome,” head coach Missy Meharg said. “Michigan is fit and well-coached. It’s always an honor to play them. It’s nice to be knowing you’re going to the Big Ten and have an opportunity to start to look at them and be around them. They’re a great program.”

Sophomore Sarah Sprink put Maryland on the board first when she slammed one in off a penalty corner set up by freshman Mieke Hayn and senior Hayley Turner in the 14th minute.

Senior Ali McEvoy made it a two-goal lead for the Terps in the 21st minute with a shot off a penalty corner. Junior Katie Gerzabek notched an assist on the play.

The Terps and the Wolverines (4-4) were even in shots with 13 apiece. Michigan threatened to get on the board throughout the second half, as the Terrapins were down a player for nearly a 10 minute stretch after Gerzabek was awarded one in the 49th minute and Shelby Sydnor was given one in the 54th minute.

Maryland goalkeeper Natalie Hunter anchored the Terrapins’ defense with five saves. Michigan keeper Haley Jones had seven stops. The Terps were awarded six penalty corners to Michigan’s five.

Next, Maryland will take on No. 17 Boston College (6-1, 1-0 ACC) Friday at 7 p.m. in Newton, Mass. Next Sunday, the Terrapins will play at No. 7 Massachusetts at 1 p.m. Live stats will be available for both games and live updates will be available at @TerpFieldHockey.

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