Aug. 29, 2004
BOSTON - The University of Maryland field hockey team used the first half against Boston University to decide the game, scoring two goals in the period and take a 2-0 win on Sunday afternoon at Jordan Field on the campus of Harvard University. The Terps open the season at 2-0 for the eighth-straight season.
The Terps outshot the Terriers (0-1), 28-3, and also held a decisive edge on penalty corners, earning nine to BU's one. Junior All-American Lauren Powley (Mountaintop, Pa.) gave Maryland a 1-0 lead, scoring on one of the team's nine corners with 12:39 remaining in the first half. Freshman Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) and senior Emily Boyer (Oak Park, Ill.) provided assists.
Senior Colleen Barbieri (Centereach, N.Y.) added Maryland's second goal with just under five minutes to go in the half, as she dribbled the ball into the circle and beat BU goalkeeper Erin Prediger, making the score, 2-0.
Prediger kept the Terriers within reach of the Terrapins, making 14 saves in the game. However, the Terps held on to their lead with a strong effort by the defense and did not allow a shot or a penalty corner to Boston University in the second half.
Maryland goalkeeper Christina Restivo (Parkton, Md.) had two stops in the win.
Before returning home, the Terps play Harvard University in an exhibition match on Monday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at Jordan Field. Maryland opens the home slate with a pair of games next weekend. Perennial power Old Dominion visits the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. The Terps then host Drexel on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.
Maryland (2-0) 2 0 - 0 Boston U. (0-1) 3 2 - 5GOALS: MD, Lauren Powley (van Leeuwen, Boyer), 12:39; Colleen Barbieri, 4:53; BU, None. SHOTS: MD 28. BU 3. PENALTY CORNERS: MD 9, BU 1. SAVES: MD, Christina Restivo 2 (0 GA, 70:00); BU, Erin Prediger 14 (2 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 125.