ROSEMONT, Ill. – Bodil Keus of the 16th-ranked Maryland field hockey team (10-5) named Big Ten Freshman of the Week Monday for her second career weekly honor.
She made defensive stop after defensive stop to break up opportunities in the Terps' two top 25 wins this weekend. Against No. 25 Ohio State, she and the Terps' defense held the Buckeyes scoreless for nearly 60 minutes. She scored Maryland's third goal off a penalty corner in the second half.
Against No. 6 Penn State, she helped hold the Nittany Lions to one goal. She made a key defensive save with under five minutes to play in regulation time to preserve the tie. She played all 86:12 on the field.
Keus was named Big Ten Defensive Player on the Week on Sept. 11.
Maryland will take on No. 4 Virginia (12-2) Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Cavaliers' University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville.
The Maryland-Virginia matchup will be streamed online through the ACC Network. Live Stats will be available and updates will also be posted to the Maryland Field Hockey Twitter feed, so "Follow" to get updates sent straight to you.
No. 4 Virginia is 12-2 overall and 4-1 in ACC play. UVA beat No. 7 Syracuse, 2-1, this past weekend. Tara Vittese is leading the Cavaliers with 22 goals and 14 assists this season.
Maryland leads the all-time series, 40-20-2, and has won 18 of the last 19 matchups, dating back to 2001. The Terps beat the Cavaliers, 2-1, last year on Oct. 25 in College Park. Linnea Gonzales scored off a corner in the 24th minute. Virginia tied it up before halftime, then Madison Maguire scored the game-winner 10 minutes into the second half.
Against No. 6 Penn State Sunday, senior Carrie Hanks scored the game-winning goal in the 87th minute for a 2-1 double-overtime win. She took a pass from sophomore Madison Maguire and sent in a high shot just under the crossbar. Senior Lein Holsboer put the Terps on the board with a goal in the 41st minute. Penn State tied it up three minutes later. Junior goalkeeper Sarah Holliday made nine saves to preserve Maryland's fourth straight win.
Maryland was tabbed as the No. 16 team in the country in the Penn Monto/Division I Coaches poll released Oct. 10.
Head coach Missy Meharg is in her 30th season as head coach of the Terrapins. She’s led them to a record of 537-133-9 (.798), seven NCAA titles, 23 conference titles and 16 Final Fours. She has been named NFHCA National Coach of the Year an unprecedented nine times in her career.