Oct. 15, 2004
NORFOLK, Va. - No. 4 Maryland field hockey was edged by No. 8 Old Dominion in overtime, 2-1, at Foreman Field on Friday despite dominating the Lady Monarchs on the Terps' offensive end of the field. The teams split the regular-season home-and-home series which began 1999.
In what would turn out to be a disappointing loss, the Terps (12-3) had control of the game from the start, drawing three penalty corners in the first 13 minutes of the game. Maryland would out-corner the Lady Monarchs (10-3), 8-1, in the match.
ODU's only corner came in the first half and resulted in its only shot of the period. Jannelle Engle took the shot which Maryland goalkeeper Kathryn Masson (Richmond British Columbia) was able to slow down, but senior captain Sara Silvetti (Wapwallopen, Pa.) made the big defensive save on the goal line to keep the game scoreless.
The Terps broke through in the 32nd minute and took a 1-0 lead. Junior Emily Beach's (Bethesda, Md.) shot was saved, however, junior Tiffany Marsh (Marathon, N.Y.) tipped in the rebound for the game's first goal.
Hanging on to a 1-0 advantage, ODU almost evened the score just over two minutes into the second period, but the shot went inches wide and past an outstretched Masson.
In the 47th minute, Maryland fired off back-to-back shots from inside the circle, but Lady Monarchs keeper Mary Cate Gordon made saves on both shots to keep the Terps at bay. Gordon had nine saves for the game.
Old Dominion's Dana Sensening was opportunistic on a scramble in front of the cage, knocking in the equalizer at 57:19.
With less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation, the Terps made a final push to score the game winning goal, making two final shot attempts. One of those attempts hit the post, sending the game into overtime.
Maryland was facing its second-straight overtime game and it did not take ODU long in the extra period to tally the game winner. Sensening broke free of a Maryland defender down the right sideline and scored on the fastbreak to upset the Terps.
The Terrapins defeated the Lady Monarchs earlier in the season, 6-0, on Sept. 4 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
Maryland continues its road trip, traveling to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the first time ever. Michigan will host the Terps on Sunday, Oct. 17.
#4 Maryland (12-3) 1 0 0 -- 1 #8 Old Dominion (10-3) 0 1 1 -- 2GOALS: MD- Tiffany Marsh (un), 31:18; ODU- Dana Sensening (un), 57:19; Dana Sensening (un), 72:49. SHOTS: MD 17, ODU 5. PENALTY CORNERS: MD 8, ODU 1. SAVES: MD- Kathryn Masson 1 (2 GA, 72:49); ODU- Mary Cate Gordon 9 (1 GA, 72:49). ATTENDANCE: 214.