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Field Hockey Opens Season with Victory
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999

Sept. 2, 1998

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior forward Kasey Heiser (Schaefferstown, Pa.) scored two goals and added an assist and sophomore forward Keli Smith (Selinsgrove, Pa.) also scored twice, leading sixth-ranked Maryland (1-0) to a 8-0 victory over Richmond (0-1) tonight at the Astro Turf Facility.

The Terps scored three goals in a span of 7:27 to take a 3-0 halftime led and then erupted for five goals in the second half. Sophomore midfielder Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) scored a goal and tallied two assists, sophomore back Molly Kauffman (West Lawn, Pa.) scored once and assisted once and freshman midfielder Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) assisted on three goals.

Also scoring a goal for Maryland were senior back Jen Pratt (Greene, N.Y.) and freshman midfielder Megan Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md.). Freshman back Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia) had an assist and a defensive save.

In goal, the Terps got a shared shutout from sophomores Angela Platt (Coleraine, Northern Ireland) and Zoe Ehrlich (Morristown, N.J.). Platt played the first half and had one save while Ehrlich played the second half and had a career-high eight saves.

Maryland travels to St. Louis this weekend for the first-ever ACC-Big Ten Challenge. On Saturday, the Terps take on No. 11 Michigan at 3 p.m. and on Monday they face Michigan State at 2 p.m.

GAME SUMMARY

Richmond (0-1) 0 0 -0 Maryland (1-0) 3 5 -8

FIRST HALF SCORING: Pratt (M) assisted by Kauffman, 24:27 remaining. Kauffman (M) assisted by Heiser, 19:43 remaining. Tagliente (M) unassisted, 16:50 remaining.

SECOND HALF SCORING: Smith (M) assisted by Tagliente and Walter, 33:54 remaining. Smith (M), assisted by Hiskins 27:47 remaining. Kelly (M) assisted by Tagliente, 25:48 remaining. Heiser (M), assisted by Walter and Kauffman, 5:40 remaining. Heiser (M) assisted by Walter, 3:15 remaining.

SHOTS: Maryland 27, Richmond 10.
SAVES: Fuller (R) 17, Platt (M) 1, Ehrlich (M) 8.
PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 13, Richmond 5
DEFENSIVE SAVES: Larson (R) 2, Yarnell (R) 1, Hiskins (M) 1
ATTENDANCE: 172



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