Maryland Defeats Lafayette 6-0 in NCAA Tournament First Round Game

Nov. 13, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, MD. - Junior Rachel Hiskins scored two goals and sophomore Dina Rizzo netted two goals and added an assist, leading top-ranked Maryland (21-1) to a 6-0 win over Lafayette (19-2) in a first round NCAA Tournament game at the Artificial Turf Field today. The Terps advance to the second round for the fifth consecutive season and will host either Old Dominion or Virginia at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

"The intensity level of our team was great today," said Maryland head coach Missy Meharg. "We came out a little soft but we grew into playing our normal high-paced attacking style of hockey. I am really pleased with a lot of the goals we had today. They were really world-class scores."

"Time will tell but maybe we maybe the best team in the country today," said Lafayette head coach Ann Gold. "We would have liked to done better today. Maryland is a very athletic team and a very strong team. Still, we had our best season ever this year and are pleased with how we did overall."

Hiskins scored both of her goals in the first half, powering the Terps to a 3-0 lead at the break. Her first goal came just 6:04 into the contest and her second goal came on a penalty stroke with 2:57 remaining in the half.

Rizzo's performance marked the first multi-goal performance of her career. She scored her first goal with 8:23 remaining in the first half to give the Terps a 2-0 lead and her final goal with 22:02 remaining in the game, giving the Terps a 6-0 cushion.

Maryland also got second-half goals from junior Keli Smith (with 32:50 remaining) and sophomore Megan Kelly (with 27:27 remaining).

Lafayette goalkeeper Amy Cohen made nine saves while Maryland goalkeeper Ashely Hohnstine and Zoe Ehrlich made one save each.

The six goals sets a school record for the most goals the Terps have scored in a NCAA Tournament game. The Terps' previous high was four, which they recorded in a 1996 second round game against Old Dominion. By not allowing a goal, the Terps posted their first NCAA Tournament shutout since they blanked Old Dominion 1-0 in a 1995 second round game.

Lafayette	(19-2)		0	0	-0
Maryland	(21-1)		3	3	-6

GOALS: Rizzo (M) 2, Hiskins (M) 2, Kelly (M) 1, Smith (M) 1. ASSISTS: Tagliente (M) 1, Walter (M) 1, Rizzo (M) 1. SHOTS: Maryland 27, Lafayette 2. SAVES: Cohen (L) 9, Hohnstine (M) 1, Ehrilich (M) 1. PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 21, Lafayette 1. PENALTY STROKES: Maryland 1-1, Lafayette 0-0. DEFENSIVE SAVES: Lafayette 1, Maryland 0.