Sept. 17, 2005
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Maryland field hockey team spoiled Boston College's welcome into the Atlantic Coast Conference. In the Eagles' first-ever ACC home game in any sport, the No. 2 Terps defeated No. 16 BC, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Newton Campus Field.
After almost 14 minutes of no scoring, Maryland freshman Susie Rowe (London, England) scored a penalty corner goal which would eventually become the game winner. Senior Tiffany Marsh (Marathon, N.Y.) and sophomore Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) each picked up their team-leading eighth assist. It was Rowe's first goal of the season.
The Eagles could not penetrate the Maryland's defense which did not allow BC a shot until three-quarters into the game.
The Terps held on to a 1-0 lead until 9:02 left in the game when senior captain Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md.) sent a pass into the circle towards the cage and senior Jackie Ciconte (Wilmington, Del.) dove to deflect the pass into the back of the net.
With just over minutes left in the game, Marsh scored a wrap-around goal to cap of the scoring, 3-0.
The Terps, who improved to 8-0 on the season, attempted eight shots in each half while the Eagles, who fell to 4-2, had just two attempts. Maryland also had the edge on penalty corners, 9-2.
Maryland's Christina Restivo (Parkton, Md) posted her first shutout of the season, the Terps' third overall. BC's Jillian Savoy had eight saves.
The Terrapins are back in action tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 17 at Harvard. The game begins at 1 p.m.
No. 2 Maryland (8-0, 1-0 ACC) 1 2 - 3 No. 16 Boston College (4-2, 0-1 ACC) 0 0 - 0GOALS: MD, Susie Rowe (Janneke van Leeuwen, Tiffany Marsh), pc, 14:16; Jackie Ciconte (Emily Beach), 60:58; Tiffany Marsh, 66:57. BC, None. SHOTS: MD 16, BC 2. PENALTY CORNERS: MD 9, BC 2. SAVES: MD, Christina Restivo 1 (0 GA, 70:00); BC, Jillian Savoy 8 (3 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 178.