No. 2 Field Hockey Cruises to 6-0 Win Over Towson

Sept. 14, 2004

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 2 Maryland field hockey scored three goals in each half to cruise to its third-straight shutout, 6-0, over Towson on Tuesday night at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Six different players contributed goals as the defense shut down the Tigers' attack. Maryland has never lost to Towson, improving its record in the series to 25-0-2.

For the second-consecutive game, the Terrapin (7-0) defense shut down the opposition's attack and did not allow a shot or a penalty corner. On Sunday, the Terps blanked No. 19 Northwestern in both categories, as well, en route to a 2-0 victory. On the other end of the field, Maryland attempted a season-high 44 shots and was awarded 13 penalty corners.

The Terps' first goal came after a penalty corner in the 8th minute. Senior Sara Silvetti (Wapwallopen, Pa.) scored on the rebound after Towson goalkeeper Christina Armer made a save on sophomore Paula Infante's (Santiago, Chile) penalty corner shot attempt.

Late in the first half, the Terps added two more tallies as rain moved in quickly and came down fast. Senior Colleen Barbieri (Centereach, N.Y.) scored on an assist from fellow senior Anja Boettcher (Ingolstadt, Germany) at 30:57. A penalty shot was awarded to the Terps with less than two minutes to play in the period and Infante had no trouble giving Maryland the three-goal lead.

In the second half, Infante picked up an assist on junior All-American Jackie Ciconte's (Wilmington, Del.) goal at 42:26. In the 53rd minute, junior Tiffany Marsh dribbled through the Tiger defenders to the left baseline and passed to the middle of the scoring circle where freshman Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) was there to receive the pass and score her first-career goal.

Marsh was then on the receiving end of an Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md.) pass and scored the Terps' sixth goal of the game less than a minute after assisting on van Leeuwen's tally.

Armer was impressive in the Towson net, making a career-high 26 saves. The Tigers (1-5) also stopped two other potential Maryland goals with defensive saves by Kelli Richards and Jess Auge.

Maryland has posted five shutouts in its last six games which leads the ACC.

The Terps hit the road for three games over the next two weeks. Princeton hosts Maryland on Friday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. That game will be televised on CSTV Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. The team travels to head coach Missy Meharg's alma mater No. 14 Delaware on Sunday, Sept. 19.

Towson (1-5)      0      0   -   0
No. 2 Maryland    3      3   -   6
GOALS: TU- None. MD- Sara Silvetti (un), 7:32; Colleen Barbieri (Anja Boettcher), 30:57; Paula Infante (ps), 33:18; Jackie Ciconte (Paula Infante), 42:26; Janneke van Leeuwen (Tiffany Marsh), 52:38; Tiffany Marsh (Emily Beach), 53:44. SHOTS: TU 0, MD 44. PENALTY CORNERS: TU 0, MD 13. SAVES: TU, Christina Armer 26 (6 GA, 70:00). MD- Christina Restivo 0 (0 GA, 52:38), Kathryn Masson 0 (0 GA, 17:22). ATTENDANCE: 101.