No. 1 Terrapins blank No. 17 James Madison, 5-0

Oct. 26, 2001

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Rookie forward Colleen Barbieri (Centereach, N.Y.) scored the game-winner with 8:04 to play in the first half and the Terps never looked back as the No. 1 Maryland field hockey team (14-3, 3-1 ACC) defeated No. 17 James Madison, 5-0, at a blustery Bridgeforth Stadium. Senior goalkeeper Ashley Hohnstine (Oak Hill, Va.) and the Terrapin defense battled the Dukes and chilly conditions to post their ninth season shutout and second over a NFHCA top 20 team in three games.

Senior midfielder Dina Rizzo's (Walpole, Mass.) total of three assists was a career high as the Terps scored the most goals since a 7-0 thumping of Virginia Commonwealth on Oct. 13.

Rizzo found freshman Barbieri in front of the Dukes' cage for the game winner in the first half. Rizzo swept a pass along the endline, where Barbieri collected it and poked it past JMU keeper Kiernan Raffo. The Terrapins outshot the Dukes 10-1 in the first half.

It was Rizzo's turn only a few minutes into the second half. After Raffo deflected a pass into the circle, Rizzo lunged forward to sweep the loose ball into the corner of the cage. The Terrapins made it 3-0 later in the half when two-time All-American Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) rocketed in a penalty corner after a pushout from Carissa Messimer (Mountaintop, Pa.) and a stick stop by ACC Player of the week Autumn Welsh (Macungie, Pa.).

Freshman Lucy Morris (Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia), who missed the last four games with an injury to her lower back, capped the victory with two second-half scores, both from Rizzo. The rookie took a long upfield pass on a fast break from Rizzo and put it away at 6:29 to make it 4-0, and tipped in a Rizzo pass at 3:54 for the final.

James Madison's best chance to score came in the second half, when midfielder Veerle Goudswaard bounced a shot through the crease. Freshman back Kristin Harris (Lititz, Pa.) was there, however, to make the defensive save.

The Terrapins are next in action on Sunday against Drexel in Maryland's last regular-season game. Match time at the Artificial Turf Facility is 1 p.m. after a brief ceremony to honor the Terrapin seniors.

No. 1 Maryland (14-3, 3-1 ACC)	        1  4  --  5
No. 17 James Madison (10-8, 2-1 CAA)	0  0  --  0

GOALS: Maryland - Colleen Barbieri (Dina Rizzo), 8:04 (1st), Rizzo (un), 29:54 (2nd), Caroline Walter (Autumn Welsh, Carissa Messimer (DC)), 22:59 (2nd), Lucy Morris (Rizzo), 6:29 (2nd), Morris (Rizzo), 3:54 (2nd). JMU - none. SHOTS: Maryland 19, JMU 4. PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 5, JMU 3. DEFENSIVE SAVES: Maryland - Kristin Harris (1). JMU - Amanda Nichols (1). SAVES: Maryland - Ashley Hohnstine (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 70:00 minutes). JMU - Kiernan Raffo (6 saves, 5 goals allowed, 70:00 minutes). ATTENDANCE: 100.

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