Terps Open 2001 With 8-0 Onslaught :: Klingerman, Barbieri net two each as Maryland downs California. Terps Open 2001 With 8-0 Onslaught

Klingerman, Barbieri net two each as Maryland downs California.

Senior All-American Autumn Welsh and the Terp defense allowed zero goals and only nine shots in the Terps' opening day victory.

Aug. 25, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - Six different Terrapins found the back of the net as the Maryland field hockey squad overpowered California, 8-0, to begin its 2001 season and three-game series at Stanford University. Fourth-year forward Angie Klingerman (Bloomsburg, Pa.) and newcomer Colleen Barbieri (Centereach, N.Y.) chipped in two goals each as part of an overall team effort that saw every Terp log playing time. Senior goalkeeper Ashley Hohnstine (Oak Hill, Va.) was stellar in her first shutout of the season with five saves, while freshman Kerry Hearsey (Leicester, England) made a stop in her first minutes of college action.

The Terrapins set the pace in the first half with four unanswered goals. Junior Carissa Messimer (Mountaintop, Pa.) put the Terps on the scoreboard at 29:30, punching in a rebounded rocket from senior All-American Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany). Freshman Lucy Morris (Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia) got in on the act next, firing a flurry of shots at Cal keeper Emily Rowlen. Rowlen was able to stop the first two grounders, but Morris chipped in her third attempt for a score at 18:14. Later in the half, a Morris shot was rebounded and scored by Klingerman for her first goal of the day at 10:26, and Messimer found Barbieri on a fast break for the rookie's first collegiate goal to close out the period.

Maryland kept up the intensity in the second stanza, matching its first half scoring total. Senior Dina Rizzo (Walpole, Mass.) notched her first goal of the season at 31:02, taking a saved penalty corner opportunity and ripping it past the outstretched keeper. Seniors Rachel Hiskins (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) and Megan Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md.) combined for the next score, as the two-time All-American found the four-time national champion in front of the cage at 23:34. Barbieri struck again on a loose ball of the stick of Hiskins at 17:30, before redshirt freshman Beth Hafer (Sinking Spring, Pa.) skipped a pass across the front of the goal to Klingerman, who slapped it in at 2:56.

Consistent with the Terrapins aggressive, attacking style, Maryland amassed a 36-9 shot advantage. Rizzo thwarted one of the Bears' best opportunities to score with a defensive save on a rebound in the second half, and another highlight came when speedy freshman Kristin Harris (Lititz, Pa.) broke up a Cal fast break late in the game.

The Terps continue their three-game Stanford match series against Pacific on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT. Be sure to check on day three's edition of Postcards from Cali later on

Maryland (1-0)		4	4	--	8

California (0-1)	0	0	--	0

GOALS: Maryland - Carissa Messimer (un), 29:30 (1st); Lucy Morris (un), 18:19 (1st); Angie Klingerman (un), 10:26 (1st); Colleen Barbieri (Messimer), 3:37 (1st); Dina Rizzo (un), 31:02 (2nd); Megan Kelly (Hiskins), 23:34 (2nd); Barbieri (un), 17:30 (2nd); Klingerman (Beth Hafer), 2:56 (2nd). California - none. SHOTS: Maryland 36, California 9. PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 11, California 3. SAVES: Maryland - Ashley Hohnstine (5 saves, 0 goals allowed, 56:30 minutes), Kerry Hearsey (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 13:30 minutes). California - Emily Rowlen (19 saves, 8 goals allowed, 70:00 minutes). ATTENDANCE: 224.

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