Oct. 2, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Senior Sara Silvetti scored the deciding penalty corner goal just 9:20 into the game as the third-ranked Maryland field hockey team defeated No. 13 Virginia, 5-0, at University Hall Turf Field Saturday afternoon for the Terps' first ACC win of the season.
Entering the game looking for its first conference victory, Maryland's offense, which is ranked third in the nation, was unyielding, keeping possession of the ball for most of the game. The defense was equally as good, smothering the Cavalier attack, which is ranked in the top 15 in the nation and has scored at least three goals in nine games this season. Virginia was shutout and limited to just four shots, two in each half.
The Maryland offense outran the UVA defense on many occasions, getting behind the defense and creating man-up situations and fastbreak opportunities several times. Junior Tiffany Marsh's (Marathon, N.Y.) goal in the 17th minute, which gave the Terps a 2-0 lead, was a 3-v-1 in Maryland's favor.
Junior All-American Jackie Ciconte (Wilmington, Del.) was open on the baseline after a Maryland penalty corner opportunity and deflected fellow All-American Lauren Powley's (Mountaintop, Pa.) shot attempt into the net.
With the Terps leading 3-0 at the break, Powley carried the ball most of the way down the field before passing it to a cutting Paula Infante (Santiago, Chile), who scored less than five minutes into the second half, giving Maryland the 4-0 lead.
Later in the match, senior Colleen Barbieri (Centereach, N.Y.) became only the eighth player in school history to score 50 career goals, slamming the ball into the back of the cage on the fastbreak for the Terps' fifth goal of the afternoon.
Powley tied a career high with three assists. Sophomore goaltender Christina Restivo (Parkton, Md.) and the Terrapin defense posted its seventh shutout of the season. It is the ninth time this season a Maryland opponent has been limited to four shots or fewer.
The dominating performance by the Maryland offense resulted in 33 shots, 19 coming in the first half. The Terps also outcornered UVA, 7-1.
Virginia's goalkeepers Katherine Blair and Logan Carr combined for 18 saves in the loss.
With the win, the Terps improved to 11-1 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. Virginia falls to .500 with a 6-6 mark, having lost its last three games, and is also winless in conference play, 0-2.
Maryland returns to action for another big game. The Terps host No. 9 American on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. It is the first time both teams are ranked in the top 10 in the nation at the time of the meeting.
#3 Maryland (11-1, 1-1 ACC) 3 2 - 5 #13 Virginia (6-6, 0-2 ACC) 0 0 - 0GOALS: MD - Sara Silvetti (Emily Beach, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 9:20; Tiffany Marsh (Jackie Ciconte), 16:37; Jackie Ciconte (Lauren Powley), 30:47; Paula Infante (Lauren Powley), 39:40; Colleen Barbieri (un), 41:42. VA - None. SHOTS: MD 33, VA 4. PENALTY CORNERS: MD 7, VA 1. SAVES: MD, Christina Restivo 0 (0 GA, 70:00); VA, Katherine Blair 10 (3 GA, 35:00), Logan Carr 8 (2 GA, 35:00).