Maryland Field Hockey Cruises Past Rutgers, 7-1

Oct. 2, 2005

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 2 Maryland field hockey defeated Rutgers in a 7-1 rout on Sunday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Senior Emily Beach scored a career-high two goals in the victory, leading the Terps to their 12th win of the season.

Maryland (12-1) wasted no time, jumping out to a 1-0 lead on senior Jackie Ciconte's (Wilmington, Del.) 11th goal of the season, knocking in a rebounded shot just 1:21 into the contest.

The Terps went on to score four more times in the first half. Sophomore Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) took a long shot from the right side to tally her first goal of the season at 9:46. Senior Tiffany Marsh (Marathon, N.Y.) deflected a long pass from redshirt-freshman Kim Ziegler (Kingsville, Md.) into the goal, making the score 3-0. It was Ziegler's first-career point.

Beach (Bethesda, Md.) put the game out of reach with back-to-back, identical shots from the top of the circle, giving Maryland a comfortable 5-0 lead.

In the 53rd minute, Rutgers (6-6) took advantage on their only shot opportunity, as Kara Spector converted on the Scarlet Knights' only penalty corner of the game to break up the shutout.

At 54:18, junior Paula Infante (Santiago, Chile) picked up her eighth goal of the season on a penalty corner, her first since Sept. 11, then junior Emily Trycinski (Nazareth, Pa.) knocked in her second of the season with just over seven minutes remaining in the game. Junior Megan Fox (Zionsville, Pa.) assisted on Infante's goal, along with junior Kristina Edmonds (Emmaus, Pa.). It was Fox's first-career point.

For the eighth time this season, Maryland has limited its opponent to less than five shots in the game, as Rutgers was only able to get one shot attempt. The Scarlet Knights' Rosalyn Wentko had six saves for the game.

The Terps return to action on Saturday, Oct. 8 when they take on the ACC's Duke for a crucial conference game in Durham, N.C.

Rutgers (6-6)           0     1  -  1
No. 2 Maryland (12-1)   5     2  -  2
GOALS: RU, Kara Spector (Corinne Bach, Jocelyn Mattina), pc, 52:42. MD, Jackie Ciconte, 1:21; Janneke van Leeuwen (Lauren Powley), 9:46; Tiffany Marsh (Kim Ziegler), 17:31; Emily Beach, 23:40; Emily Beach, 32:56; Paula Infante (Kristina Edmonds, Megan Fox), pc, 54:18; Emily Trycinski (Ellen Ott), 61:26. SHOTS: RU 1, MD 20. PENALTY CORNERS: RU 1, MD 7. SAVES: RU, Rosalyn Wentko 6 (7 GA, 70:00); MD, Christina Restivo 0 (1 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCe: 314.