#3 Terps Blank Rutgers, 5-0, in Regular Season Finale

Oct. 30, 2011

Final Stats

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The third-ranked Maryland field hockey team (15-3) shut out Rutgers, 5-0, Sunday in its regular season finale. Senior Jemma Buckley led the Terrapins with her fourth career hat trick.

Freshman Steffi Schneid scored her first career goal and sophomore Ali McEvoy also scored in the win, as the Terps did not allow the Scarlet Knights (5-13) a penalty corner.

Buckley opened up the scoring eight and a half minutes in when she drilled in a shot off of a corner set up by freshman Katie Gerzabek and junior Harriet Tibble. Schneid added her goal just over 10 minutes later when she scored off of her own rebounded shot in the 19th minute to give Maryland a 2-0 lead at the break.

Just six minutes into the second period, Buckley struck again, off of a corner set up by Gerzabek and Tibble once again. She added her third goal nine minutes later when Tibble found her for a chip shot from the right side for a 4-0 Terps lead in the 50th minute. McEvoy added the Terrapins' fifth goal in the 67th minute off of her own rebounded shot.

Tibble, the ACC's assists leader, notched a career-high three assists, while Gerzabek had two.

The Terps outshot the Scarlet Knights, 17-1, and had 12 penalty corners to Rutgers' zero.

Goalkeepers Melissa Vassalotti and Natalie Hunter each saw a half in goal.

Maryland will play host to the ACC Tournament next Thursday through Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The second-seeded Terrapins earned a first round bye and will play either third-seeded Duke or sixth-seeded Virginia Friday at 3:30 p.m.

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