No. 2 Field Advances to NCAA Second Round

Nov. 11, 2006

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Second-ranked Maryland field hockey advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the 12th-straight year after defeating 17th-ranked Richmond, 4-0, at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Terrapins play Penn State in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in College Park.

The game was scoreless for most of the first half as Richmond (17-5) reeled off three of its four shots for the game in the opening five minutes of the game. On one of those shots, the Spiders nearly took a 1-0 lead, but Maryland All-ACC performer Kristina Edmonds (Emmaus, Pa.) came up with the defensive save to keep the game at 0-0.

Before the end of the half, however, the Terps (20-2) took a 1-0 edge. Freshman Ameliet Rischen (Rotterdam, Netherlands) fired off a shot from the top of the circle to give them the 1-0 lead with less than two minutes left in the first half.

In the second stanza, the Terps added a pair of early goals from junior Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) and freshman Alexis Pappas (Mount Joy, Pa.) to pad the lead and take a 3-0 cushion.

Senior Susie Rowe (London, England) capped the afternoon with her 12th goal of the season at 66:07.

For the first time in school history, Maryland has posted back-to-back 20-win seasons and the sixth in the history of the program.

The Terps take on the Nittany Lions in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Tickets can be purchased at the field. Parking for the event is free.

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#17 Richmond (17-5)   0   0   -  0
#2 Maryland (20-2)    1   3   -  4
GOALS: UR, None. MD, Ameliet Rischen, un, 33:17; Janneke van Leeuwen, un, 40:48; Alexis Pappas (Berber Rischen), 43:28; Susie Rowe (Kristina Edmonds, Janneke van Leeuwen), 66:07. SHOTS: UR 4, MD 11. PENALTY CORNERS: UR 1, MD 6. SAVES: UR, Becca Weaver 1 (4 GA, 70:00); MD, Kathryn Masson 2 (0 GA, 70:00) ATTENDANCE: 541.