Sept. 9, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1-ranked Maryland field hockey team defeated Northeastern, 4-1, in the final game of the Terrapin Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Terrapins Janneke van Leeuwen and Susie Rowe each had a pair of goals to lift the team over the Huskies.
Maryland begins the season at 6-0 for the sixth straight season, while the Huskies fall to 1-3. Earlier in the day, American topped Ohio State, 3-1, as six different Eagles earned points in the win.
Freshman Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa.) and sophomore Brianna Davies (Annville, Pa.) started things off for the Terps in the first half, each scoring an unassisted goal. O'Donnell leads Maryland scorers with eight goals and eight assists, scoring in five of the Terps' first six games.
Senior Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) and junior All-American Susie Rowe (London, England) each scored twice in the second half to help Maryland pull away from Northeastern. Van Leeuwen netted both unassisted tallies off the rebounds, while both of Rowe's goals came off of penalty corners.
Northeastern goalie Liz Centofani was bombarded with 28 shots on goal, saving 16. The Maryland defense was equally as dominating, limiting the Huskies to just two shots, which were saved by goalkeepers senior Kathryn Masson (Richmond, British Columbia) and junior Alicia Grater (Gilbertsville, Pa.) combined efforts in the cage. It is the Terps' third shutout win of the season.
After being tied 0-0 at halftime, American broke open the game against Ohio State, defeating the Buckeyes, 3-1, to start the day off at the Terrapin Invitational.
Maryland has never lost a game in the 11 years of the Terrapin Invitational, while American has participated in the tournament in all but one year. The Eagles improved to 13-4 all-time in the event. The Terps open ACC play next weekend traveling to face Boston College on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Northeastern(1-3) 0 0 - 0 #1 Maryland (6-0) 2 4 - 6GOALS: NE, None. MD, Brianna Davies (un), 20:54; Katie O'Donnell (un), 34:43; Janneke van Leeuwen (un), 45:12; Susie Rowe (Katie O'Donnell), pc, 46:51; Janneke van Leeuwen (un), 52:02; Susie Rowe (Katie O'Donnell, Brianna Davies), pc, 55:45. SHOTS: NE 2, MD 28. PENALTY CORNERS: NE 1, MD 8. SAVES: NE, Liz Centofanti 16 (6 GA, 70:00); MD, Kathryn Masson 1 (0 GA, 49:45), Alicia Grater 1 (0 GA, 20:15). ATTENDANCE: 220.
#12 American (6-0) 0 3 - 3 Ohio State (2-4) 0 1 - 1GOALS: AU, Maggie Hall (Denise Infante), 44:21; Savannah Graybill (Anne-Meike deWiljes), 53:16; Emily Stovicek (Irene Strickhardt), 57:34; OSU, Michaela O'Malley (un), 37:37. SHOTS: AU 17, OSU 10. PENALTY CORNERS: AU 10, OSU 4. SAVES: AU, Alyssa Poorman 9 (1 GA, 70:00); OSU, Lindsay Quintiliani 4 (3 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 226.