Oct. 29, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - James Madison gave No. 4 Maryland field hockey a scare, forcing an overtime, but the Terps pulled through in the extra period, coming away with a 1-0 victory over the visiting Dukes at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex Friday night in their regular-season finale.
The evening also marked the final regular season home game for six seniors. Terrapins Colleen Barbieri (Centereach, N.Y.), Anja Boettcher (Ingolstadt, Germany), Emily Boyer (Oak Park, Ill.), Kristin Harris (Lititz, Pa.), Kerry Hearsey (Leicester, England) and Sara Silvetti (Wapwallopen, Pa.) were honored in a pre-game ceremony prior to the start of the match.
"I'm so proud of the seniors. They're a great group," said Terrapin field hockey coach Missy Meharg. "Four years goes by so fast. These parents have also been great. They have been very supportive of the staff and the University."
Maryland (14-4) dominated the game, attempting 27 shots and earning 17 penalty corners. But JMU goalkeepers Lori Amico and Merel Broekhuizen combined for 13 saves to keep the game scoreless until the Terps' goal in overtime.
The Dukes (4-15), on the other hand, had few opportunities as the Terrapin defense allowed just one shot and did not give up a penalty corner.
Almost four minutes into the overtime, junior All-American Lauren Powley (Mountaintop, Pa.) took off on a breakaway and got around a defender, dumped a pass to redshirt junior Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md.) who finished off the play with a goal to end the game.
Four of the Terps' last five games have been decided in overtime, while playing in five overall. They are 3-2 in those matches this season.
While the Dukes have now lost 15 games this season, 13 of those setbacks have come to ranked teams and 12 have been by two goals or less.
Maryland gears up for the ACC Tournament next week in Winston-Salem, N.C. The bracket will be announced Sunday night after the conclusion of the Duke-Virginia contest.
James Madison (4-15) 0 0 0 -- 0 #4 Maryland (14-4) 0 0 1 -- 1GOALS: JMU-None. MD- Emily Beach (Lauren Powley), 73:57. SHOTS: JMU 1, MD 27. PENALTY CORNERS: JMU 0, MD 17. SAVES: JMU, Lori Amico 7 (0 GA, 35:00), Merel Broekhuizen 6 (1 GA, 38:57); MD, Kathryn Masson 0 (0 GA, 73:57). ATTENDANCE: 223.