Terps Open Spring Competition Saturday

March 28, 2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland field hockey team will open its spring competition schedule this weekend when James Madison and American come to College Park Saturday.

The Terps will play with 16 of their returning players and with the addition of Welma Luus from the women's tennis team.

After this weekend, Maryland will host the defending national champion Princeton Tigers Saturday, April 6 in a 4 p.m. match. On Sunday, April 7, the Terps will play against Final Four team Syracuse and alumni of the program.

"The next two competition weekends will serve the 2013 team well as we prepare our squad for the fall," head coach Missy Meharg said. "Competing with American, James Madison, Princeton, Syracuse and a talented post-eligibility team of our 2012 seniors is a solid opportunity to see our players' development since January. The women have been working hard on their technical skills. After a fun-filled segment of 'hockey salsa' with dance instructor Barbara Bernstein, our deception and balance has improved. We look forward to the competition."

Sat. March 30
4:00 pmMaryland vs. JMU (35 min game)
4:45 pmAmerican vs. JMU (35 min game
5:30 pmAmerican vs. Maryland (35 min game)

Sat. April 6
4:00 pmMaryland vs. Princeton

Sun. April 7
12:00 pmMaryland vs. Seniors
12:45 pmMaryland vs. Syracuse
1:30 pmSyracuse vs. Seniors