No. 1 Maryland Blanks Richmond, 5-0, In Field Hockey

Nov. 1, 1999

Richmond, Va. - Sophomore Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) scored two goals and junior Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia) added three assists to lead No. 1 Maryland to a 5-0 victory over Richmond at Crenshaw Field here this afternoon. The victory was the school-record 16th consecutive for the Terps who have not lost since Sept. 6.

Maryland's record is now 18-1 while Richmond falls to 9-9. The Terps are ranked No. 1 in the latest poll by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. They begin play in the ACC Tournament as the top seed Friday night in Winston-Salem.

Maryland wasted no time as junior Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) scored the first goal of the game with only 1:37 elapsed. Hiskins recorded the first of her three assists on that goal. Walter added her first goal of the game just 10 minutes into the contest and freshman Carissa Messimer (Mountaintop, Pa.) gave the Terps a 3-0 halftime lead with 16:53 remaining in the first half.

Walter and sophomore Kristy Palchinsky (Leonardtown, Md.) added second half goals to give Maryland the commanding 5-0 victory.

Hiskins' three assists give her 30 for the season and 62 total points. The single-season school-record for assists is 33 (Jen Pratt, 1997) and the single-season school record for total points is 63 (Lisa Buente, 1990).

Goalkeepers Ashley Hohnstine (Oak Hill, Va.) and Zoe Ehrlich (Montclair, N.J) combined for three saves and recorded the Terps' eighth shutout of the season.

Maryland outshot Richmond, 36-4, and held a 23-1 advantage in penalty corners.

Maryland	3	2	- 5 (record now 18-1)
Richmond	0	0	- 0 (record now 9-9)
GOALS: Maryland - Carla Tagliente (assists Rachel Hiskins), 1:37, Caroline Walter (assist Rachel Hiskins, Carla Tagliente), 10:46, Carissa Messimer (unassisted), 18:07, Caroline Walter (assist Megan Kelly), 54:08, Kristy Palchinsky (assist Autumn Welsh, Rachel Hiskins), 58:37. Richmond - None. SHOTS: Maryland, 36, Richmond, 4. PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland, 23, Richmond, 1. SAVES: Maryland - Ashley Hohnstine (3 saves, 0 goals allowed, 47 minutes played), Zoe Ehrlich (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 23 minutes played). Richmond - Brooke Fuller (17 saves, 5 goals allowed, 70 minutes played).