Oct. 6, 2007
DURHAM, N.C. - After a 1-1 tie at the end of the first half, second-ranked Maryland field hockey scored three second-half goals to get past #12 Duke, 4-2, in Durham on Saturday afternoon, improving to a school-record 13-0. Freshman Katie O'Donnell paced the Terrapin attack, scoring a goal while dishing out a pair of assists. The team returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 7, hosting No. 14 Boston University at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Prior to the start of the game, Terps head coach Missy Meharg will be honored for her 20 years on the sidelines.
Maryland trailed for the first time all year after Amie Survilla put the Blue Devils (7-6) ahead, 1-0, in the sixth minute of the game. Duke held onto that lead until late in the half. Maryland tied the score in the 32nd minute on a 2-on-1 breakaway as Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa.) passed off to sophomore Nicole Muracco (Sewell, N.J.) in the circle for Maryland's first goal of the game.
The Terps came out in the second half firing away, peppering DU goalkeeper Caitlin Williams with four shots in the first five minutes. Williams stopped three while the Terps' fourth shot went wide. Not giving up, the Terrapins continued to attack. At 43:59, senior Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) netted a pass from O'Donnell to give the Terps a 2-1 advantage.
Duke was awarded a stroke, however, in the 52nd minute and Survilla converted on the attempt to even up the score again, 2-2.
But Maryland responded. Less than a minute later, O'Donnell netted her 13th goal of the season to put the Terps up, 3-2, and never looked back. Junior Ellen Ott (Schwenksville, Pa.) slammed in an insurance goal off the penalty corner at 54:20, for the 4-2 advantage.
Down the stretch, the Terps limited Duke to just two shot attempts, which senior Kathryn Masson (Richmond, British Columbia) made saves on both of them to keep the Blue Devils at bay.
The Terps outshot and outcornered the Blue Devils, 17-8 and 9-2, respectively. Duke goalkeeper Williams made seven saves, while Masson finished with two.
Maryland's 13-0 record also extends its win streak to 17 games, dating back to the first round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament.
Admission and parking to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex for Sunday's game is free.
#2 Maryland(13-0, 4-0) 1 3 - 4 #12 Duke (7-6, 1-3) 1 1 - 2GOALS: MD, Nicole Muracco (Katie O'Donnell), 31:20; Janneke van Leeuwen (Katie O'Donnell), 43:59; Katie O'Donnell (un), 52:04; Ellen Ott (Janneke van Leeuwen), 54:20. DU, Amie Survilla (un), 5:25; Amie Survilla (ps), 51:43 SHOTS: MD 17, DU 8. PENALTY CORNERS: MD 9, DU 2. SAVES: MD, Kathryn Masson 2 (1 GA, 70:00), Alicia Grater 0 (1 GA, 0:00); DU, Caitlin Williams 7 (4 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 120.