Maryland Field Hockey Advances To National Championship Game

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Nov. 19, 1999

BOSTON, Mass. - Junior Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia) scored at 13:29 of the second overtime to lead the No. 1-ranked University of Maryland field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over the University of Iowa in the national semifinals on Friday.

Sophomore Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) assisted on the goal, which came on a penalty corner and propelled the Terps to the National Championship game. They will face the University of Michigan at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Wolverines defeated Connecticut 4-3 in the other semifinal contest.

Maryland's first goal came by way of freshman Carissa Messimer (Mountaintop, Pa.) at 7:23 of the first half and was assisted by junior Keli Smith (Selinsgrove, Pa.).

Iowa scored on a goal by Lesley Irvine to even the contest and force the sudden death overtime periods. The Terps out-shot Iowa 15-3 and held a 13-4 advantage in penalty corners. The win marked the third consecutive win for Maryland in double- overtime.