Boettcher's Hat Trick Leads Field Hockey to Win

Sept. 5, 2004

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Anja Boettcher recorded her second-career hat trick and led the Terrapin field hockey team to a 7-1 win over Drexel on Sunday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. With Saturday's thrilling victory over Old Dominion, Maryland outscored its opponents, 13-1, in the home-opening weekend to remain undefeated on the season at 4-0. The loss is the first of the season for the Dragons as they fell to 2-1.

Maryland was efficient from the opening whistle, scoring three unanswered goals on its first three shots to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the first 6:10 of the game. Junior Tiffany Marsh (Marathon, N.Y.) found classmate Jackie Ciconte (Wilmington, Del.) twice on two of the Terps' first three goals, first at 1:51 and then again at 6:10. In between Ciconte's scores, senior Kristin Harris (Lititz, Pa.) tallied the eventual game-winning goal, sending a shot high past the Drexel goalkeeper for her first score of the season. Boettcher's (Ingolstadt, Germany) first of three goals at 10:01 helped Maryland build its lead to 4-0.

Coming into the game, Maryland had not been scored on for almost 173 consecutive minutes, dating back to the overtime win vs. Boston College in the opening match of the season on Aug. 28. The Terps stretched that scoreless streak to 191 minutes until Elizabeth Seidel's goal at 18:18, also giving the Dragons their first score in the series. Drexel had been shut out in the three previous meetings.

The Terps went on to close the half with a 5-1 lead on a penalty-corner goal from senior Sara Silvetti (Wapwallopen, Pa.). In the second half, Boettcher scored two more times to complete the hat trick with assists from junior Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md.) and Ciconte. Boettcher is also the last Terrapin to score a hat trick. She did so in the 7-0 victory at UMass last year.

Terrapin goalkeepers Christina Restivo (Hereford, Md.) and Kathryn Masson (Richmond, British Columbia) split time in the net, with Masson making her first-career appearance, logging 23 minutes and a save. Restivo also had a save.

Drexel netminders Katie Dougherty and Krystle Nagle spent equal time in the cage. Dougherty had eight saves, while Nagle made seven stops.

The Terps are back in action next weekend for the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12. Maryland opens the weekend with UMass at 12 p.m. on Saturday, followed by American and Northwestern. On Sept. 12, the Terps play the Wildcats at 1 p.m. with UMass and the Eagles playing at 3 p.m. Football parking will be in affect during Saturday's matches. Parking is free prior to noon, otherwise there will be a fee of $8.

GOALS: DU- Elizabth Seidel (Amanda Mouser), 1818. MD- Jackie Ciconte (Tiffany Marsh), 1:51; Kristin Harris (un), 3:48; Jackie Ciconte (Tiffany Marsh), 6:10; Anja Boettcher (Lauren Powley), 10:01; Sara Silvetti (Kristina Edmonds, Janneke van Leeuwen), 22:19; Anja Boettcher (Emily Beach), 58:11; Anja Boettcher (Jackie Ciconte), 68:22. SHOTS: DU 3, MD 31. PENALTY CORNERS: DU 1, MD 9. SAVES: DU, Katie Dougherty 8 (5 GA, 35:00); Krystle Nagle 7 (2 GA, 35:00). MD, Christina Restivo 1 (1 GA, 46:49); Kathryn Masson 1 (o GA, 23:11). ATTENDANCE: 198.

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