Oct. 17, 2004
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Fourth-ranked Maryland field hockey won its final road contest of the regular season, claiming a 4-1 victory over No. 10 Michigan at Ocker Field on frigid Sunday afternoon. Freshman Janneke van Leeuwen collected five points on two goals and an assist to lead Maryland to the victory.
Making its first-ever trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., Maryland (13-3) was looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2-1 overtime loss to No. 8 Old Dominion on Friday. The Wolverines (11-5), on the other hand, were looking to knock off their second-straight top five opponent after a 1-0 upset win over No. 3 Michigan State in overtime the day before.
Penalty corners were the key factor in the game as all five goals were a result of one. The Terps held a 7-6 edge in that category.
The Terrapins struck first in the game. Van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) knocked in a rebound from a penalty corner shot, giving Maryland the 1-0 lead at 7:32.
A Michigan corner in the 16th minute evened the score, 1-1. Adrienne Hortillosa's penalty corner shot down the center of the circle was deflected high into the cage by Katie Morris.
But Maryland quickly responded two minutes later, reclaiming the lead, 2-1, and never looked back. The goal was almost a carbon copy of the Wolverine's tally with senior Anja Boettcher (Ingoldstadt, Germany) redirecting junior All-American Lauren Powley's (Mountaintop, Pa.) shot into the high, left corner of the net.
Senior co-captain Sara Silvetti's (Wapwallopen, Pa.) direct hit on a penalty corner put the Terps ahead, 3-1, at 27:46. Van Leeuwen and junior Emily Boyer (Bethesda, Md.) recorded assists. Maryland would hold on to that lead until halftime.
The Terrapins added to their lead 15 minutes into the second period. Van Leeuwen was as opportunistic as she was on her first tally, collecting the rebound on the penalty corner shot and firing a shot past the goalkeeper for the Terps fourth goal of the contest.
Maryland goalkeeper Kathryn Masson (Richmond, British Columbia) has another solid game making seven saves, two off her career high.
Silvetti had a defensive save for the second-consecutive game.
Maryland hosts ACC-rival North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. The game will determine the regular season ACC Champion and the top seed in the conference tournament.
No. 4 Maryland 3 1 -- 4 No. 10 Michigan 1 0 -- 1GOALS: MD- Janneke van Leeuwen (un), 7:32; Anja Boettcher (Lauren Powley), 17:24; Sara Silvetti (Emily Beach, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 27:46; Janneke van Leeuwen (un), 49:11. MICH- Katie Morris (Adrienne Hortillosa), 15:06. SHOTS: MD 13, MICH 10. PENALTY CORHERS: MD 7, MICH 6. DEFENSIVE SAVES: MD 1 (Sara Silvetti), MICH 0. SAVES: MD- Kathryn Masson 7 (1 GA, 70:00); MICH- Beth Riley 2 (4 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 406.