Aug. 29, 2009
EVANSTON, Ill. - The defending-national champion Terrapins kept their shut-out weekend alive with their 2-0 win over the Boston University Terriers Saturday afternoon. The Terps will face off against tournament host Northwestern Monday to close the Wildcat Classic.
Freshman Janessa Pope scored her first career goal as a Terrapin 13 minutes into the first half off of an endline dribble from junior Katie O'Donnell. Maryland scored its second and final goal of the game less than ten minutes later when senior Alexis Pappas scored an unassisted backhand shot off of a broken penalty corner.
Senior goalkeeper Alicia Grater kept the Terps' shut-out alive throughout the game, totaling seven saves.
"We had tremendous penalty corner defense. We were put under a lot of pressure in the second half. I'm really proud of the team for handling the pressure, for organizing and coming out against a very, very strong team of Boston University."
After taking on Northwestern Monday, the Terrapins will head to Norfolk, Va. to take on No. 16 Old Dominion Friday at 5 p.m. Maryland will return to College Park to open its home season against No. 19 Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m.
Maryland is ranked No. 1 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Preseason Poll released Aug. 25.