Sept. 21, 2003
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A pair of Paula Infante (Santiago, Chile) goals helped lift the No. 3 Maryland field hockey team to an easy 5-1 win over Harvard on Sunday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Terps have not lost a game this season, running their record to a perfect 9-0. Harvard falls to 3-2, suffering its first two losses of the season in College Park after falling to Richmond on Saturday, 3-2.
The Terps were faced with something they have not seen all year. For the first time this season, Maryland trailed an opponent when the Crimson's Elizabeth Andrews scored on a penalty corner 50 seconds into the game.
Maryland battled to even the score for the next 11 minutes, but Harvard was able to keep the Terps off the board despite three-straight penalty corners. On the fourth penalty corner opportunity, however, the Terps answered with a goal of their own as Infante knocked in the equalizer. Then in the 15th minute, Infante gave Maryland its first lead of the game with another penalty corner goal. The Terps never looked back.
Before the end of the first half at 33:15, sophomore All-American Lauren Powley (Mountaintop, Pa.) sent a pass through from outside the circle on the restart to junior Anja Boettcher (Ingolstadt, Germany) who was standing in front of the cage and tapped in the ball for the score. The team's assist leader, Powley notched a carer-high three helpers in the game.
After the break and holding onto a 3-1 lead, Maryland dominated the action in the second period despite Harvard's strong efforts. Goals from sophomore Jackie Ciconte (Wilmington, Del.) in the 40th minute and junior All-American Colleen Barbieri (Centereach, N.Y.) in the 61st sealed the victory for the Terps.
Sophomore goalkeeper Tori Cano (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) turned away all five of Harvard's second-half shots, recording five saves for the game. The Terps outshot the Crimson 15-7. UM also outcornered Harvard, 9-6, but the Crimson held the advantage in the second half, 4-2.
Maryland looks forward to a tough weekend at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex, facing ranked opponents in back-to-back matches for the first time all weekend. No. 10 Princeton travels to College Park on Fri., Sept. 26 for a 6 p.m. start time. Maryland then opens the ACC slate hosting the top-ranked team in the nation and defending national champion Wake Forest on Sun., Sept. 28 at 1 p.m.
Harvard (3-2) 1 0 -- 1 #3 Maryland (9-0) 3 2 -- 5GOALS: HU, Elizabeth Andrews (Jen Ahn, Mina Pell), 0:50; UM, Paula Infante (Emily Boyer, Lauren Powley), 11:50; Paula Infante (Emily Boyer, Lauren Powley), 14:10; Anja Boettcher (Lauren Powley), 33:15; Jackie Ciconte, 39:29; Colleen Barbieri (Amber McQuillan), 60:34. SHOTS: HU 7, UM 15. PENALTY CORNERS: HU 6, UM 9. SAVES: HU, Katie Zacarian 5 (5 GA, 70:00); UM, Tori Cano 5 (1 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 248.