Sept. 4, 2005
NORFOLK, Va. -- Junior All-American Paula Infante scored with just 22 seconds remaining in overtime to give Maryland field hockey a 2-1 victory over Old Dominion at Foreman Field on Sunday afternoon. It was only the fourth time in school history the Terps have won on the Lady Monarchs' turf.
For the next 44 minutes, neither team was able to find the back of the cage setting up a dramatic finish in regulation.
Following an injury timeout with only seconds remaining, the Lady Monarchs (2-2) controlled the ball into the circle and made its way to sophomore Sami McLenegan, who fired on the Terp net from inside the left side of the circle. The ball sailed into the back of the Maryland cage to set up the seven-on-seven overtime.
In overtime, the Lady Monarchs were awarded three penalty corners but
could not convert. Senior Janelle Engle was able to fire off two shots off the corners directly on net, but the Terps' Christina Restivo (Parkton, Md.) came up with saves both times. Infante intercepted the ball midway through their own territory broke away down field in the closing seconds getting past ODU netminder Mary Cate Gordon to score the game-winner with 22 seconds left in the first overtime session.
Maryland outshot the Lady Monarchs 12-8, but it was Old Dominion who
held the advantage in the penalty corner column taking nine, while the
Terps attempted four.
Both ODU's Gordon and Maryland's Restivo collected five saves.
Maryland hosts the University of Durham from England on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. for an exhibition match. Next weekend, the Terps host California, Stanford and American for the annual Terrapin Classic, Sept. 10-11.