#3 Maryland Cruises Past #19 UMass, 5-0

Final Stats


COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 3 Maryland field hockey cruised to a 5-0 win over No. 19 Massachusetts Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex behind a high-powered offensive attack and an aggressive defensive set.

The Terrapins (4-1) took 28 shots to the Minutewomen's two and notched 11 penalty corners to UMass' one. Four different Terps scored in the win, 10 took a shot and 22 saw action in the game.

Junior Ali McEvoy put the Terps on the board early with a score off a penalty corner setup from Katie Gerzabek and Harriet Tibble in the fourth minute.

Later in the first half, freshman Anna Dessoye scored back-to-back goals within a minute to give Maryland a 3-0 lead at halftime. At 21:58, she struck with a hard shot from the left side of the circle out near the circle line off a pass from Maxine Fluharty, then scored her second goal 34 seconds later.

Junior Jill Witmer made it 4-0 when she scored off a pass from senior Colleen Gulick in the 62nd minute. Gulick sent in a hard pass from outside the side of the circle to Witmer, who sent it in as she cut across the circle in front of the goal.

Lindsey Puckett finalized the score at 5-0 when she tipped in a shot from outside the circle from senior Tara Zollinger.

Starting goalkeeper Natalie Hunter played the first half, then redshirt sophomore keeper Brooke Cabrera took over in the second. The Minutewomen (3-2) did not take a shot in the first half, but Cabrera notched a save in the second. UMass goalkeeper Sam Carlino grabbed 15 saves.

The Terrapins will take on Dartmouth (3-1) Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. UMass will play American (0-4) Sunday at noon in the first game of the day.

Admission and parking are free for both games. The Terps' game will be broadcast live on TerpsTV Premium, a subscription-based viewing service, which is online at Both Maryland games can also be heard live on the campus radio station,

After this weekend, the Terrapins will play host to No. 17 Boston College 3-1 Friday night at 7 p.m. in their ACC opener. The game is a Black Out game, so all fans are encouraged to wear black.

Head coach Missy Meharg will be honored prior to Friday's game for her 25th season as head coach of the program. Fans and alumni should come early to the start of the game to show your support and thank Coach Meharg.