No. 3 Terps Use Second-Half Explosion To Down No. 7 Wake, 4-1

Sept. 22, 2001

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Megan Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md.) scored the second-half game-winner and freshman Colleen Barbieri (Centereach, N.Y.) tallied a pair of insurance goals as No. 3 Maryland (7-1, 1-0 ACC) overcame seventh-ranked Wake Forest (3-3, 0-1 ACC) in the first Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey match of the 2001 season. The Terps outshot the Demon Deacons by a 15-2 margin in the second stanza to overcome their second-consecutive top 10 opponent and an inauspicious start.

"We started to do some simple things better in the second half," commented 14th-year Terp head coach Missy Meharg. "When you are a good team, people expect a lot of complex 1-on-1 dribbling. But we started the second half concentrating on things like simple passing."

The Demon Deacons were first on the scoreboard when sophomore Lucy Shaw slapped in a direct penalty corner shot from Heather Aughinbaugh and Lynne Shenk. The Deacons kept the lead for nearly ten minutes before a Terrapin answer, which came from junior forward Carissa Messimer (Mountaintop, Pa.). Messimer punched in a long endline cross from senior Dina Rizzo (Walpole, Mass.) at 10:21 to tie the contest before the end of the first half.

The Terrapins roared to life in the second period, using tremendous ball movement to create several scoring opportunities. Two-time All-American Rachel Hiskins (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) set up Kelly's game-winner with a cross from the right side of the cage with 26:53 remaining. Barbieri struck twice before the period was over: once on a rebound at 7:56 and once on a long slapper on a fast break from Messimer at 6:17. The match marks the third multi-goal game for the Terp rookie, who leads the squad with eight goals and 18 points.

Maryland senior goalie Ashley Hohnstine (Oak Hill, Va.) made one save in 66:38, and rookie keeper Kerry Hearsey (Leicester, England) stopped one Deacon shot while finishing out the contest. Deacon keeper Katie Ridd made 11 saves in a solid effort.

The Terps, now 3-0 at home, will host the Princeton Tigers on Friday Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. and the Virginia Cavilers on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. The Deacons welcome Kent State to Winston-Salem, N.C., on Sunday at 2 p.m.

No. 3 Maryland (7-1)  1  3  --  4
No. 7 Wake Forest (3-3)  1  0  --  1

GOALS: Maryland - Carissa Messimer (Dina Rizzo), 10:21 (1st), Megan Kelly (Rachel Hiskins), 26:53 (2nd), Colleen Barbieri (un), 7:56 (2nd), Barbieri (Messimer), 6:17 (2nd). WFU - Lucy Shaw (Heather Aughinbaugh, Lynne Shenk (DC)), 19:27 (1st). SHOTS: Maryland 20, WFU 5. PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 11, WFU 2. CARDS: Maryland - none. WFU - Shaw (Green), 1:29 (1st). SAVES: Maryland - Ashley Hohnstine (1 save, 1 goal allowed, 66:38 minutes), Kerry Hearsey(1 save, 0 goals allowed, 3:22 minutes), WFU - Katie Ridd (11 saves, 4 goals allowed, 70:00 minutes). ATTENDANCE: 272.

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