Sept. 21, 2002
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The No. 1 Maryland field hockey squad (7-1, 0-1 ACC) was handed its first loss of the 2002 season on Saturday, falling 2-1 in overtime to No. 5 Wake Forest in the first conference match for both teams. The Demon Deacons (5-2, 1-0 ACC), who had not beaten the Terrapins in their last four tries including a 3-2 double-overtime loss in the 2001 NCAA semifinal game, put together a spirited effort and a 12-5 shot advantage to take an early lead in the ACC standings.
Playing before their home crowd at Kentner Stadium, the Deacs first cracked the scoreboard in the 13th minute of the first half when freshman Maeke Boreel punched in a goal off a pass from sophomore Kelly Dostal. Terp rookie Tiffany Marsh (Marathon, N.Y.) tied the contest late in the opening period with a deflection goal from redshirt-freshman Amber McQuillan (Coopersburg, Pa.), who started the contest and recorded her first career assist.
The Terps were slow out of the gates in the second half, and Terp sophomore netminder Kerry Hearsey (Leicester, England) made several spectacular saves to keep the Demon Deacons from capitalizing. Hearsey finished the match with a season-high eight saves, eclipsing her total of five from Wednesday's match at Delaware.
Maryland rallied toward the end of regulation, but was unable to find the back of the net. During the ensuing seven-a-side play, Wake's Dostal was able to take a pass from senior Maria Whitehead and beat Hearsey on the far post.
The match was the second decided in overtime for the Terrapins in three games. Maryland's overall overtime record moves to 21-11 with the loss. The Terps had beaten Wake Forest in all three meetings last year, including the NCAA semifinal, the ACC title game and a 4-1 regular-season win in College Park.
The Terrapins continue their four-game road swing on Sunday with a non-conference match-up with Virginia Commonwealth at 2 p.m.
No. 1 Maryland (7-0, 0-1 ACC) 1 0 0 -- 1 No. 5 Wake Forest (5-2, 1-0 ACC) 1 0 1 -- 2
GOALS: Maryland - Tiffany Marsh (Amber McQuillan), 28:55 (1st). Wake Forest - Maeke Boreel (Kelly Dostal), 12:12 (1st); Dostal (Maria Whitehead), 73:27 (OT). SHOTS: Maryland 5, Wake Forest 12. PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 3, Wake Forest 5. SAVES: Maryland - Kerry Hearsey (8 saves, 2 goals allowed, 73:27 minutes). Wake Forest - Katie Ridd (1 save, 1 goal allowed, 73:27). ATTENDANCE: 232.