Oct. 14, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Janneke van Leeuwen scored three goals and assisted on two others to lead the second-ranked Terrapin field hockey team to a 7-0 rout of Delaware in Newark, Del., on Sunday afternoon. It was the seventh shutout of the season for the Terps.
Freshman Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa.) scored the deciding goal just 1:03 into the game. The game remained close until just before the end of the first half when junior Susie Rowe (London, England) gave the Terrapins a 2-0 lead. It was the first of two goals for the 2006 All-American.
Maryland (16-0) broke the game wide open in the second period. Senior Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) went on a tear, having a hand in all five of the Terps' second-half tallies. She gave the team a three-goal cushion in the 50th minute on a penalty corner. In the 53rd minute, she assisted on junior Ellen Ott's (Schwenksville, Pa.) penalty-corner goal.
Almost three minutes after that, van Leeuwen scored again, before assisting on the Terps' sixth goal of the game, also on a penalty corner. Van Leeuwen capped the scoring as Ott assisted on her career-high third goal of the afternoon.
On the other end of the field, the defense also had an outstanding performance, posting its seventh shutout of the season. The Terps also limited Delaware, who fell to 9-6 on the season, to just one shot for the game.
Maryland outshot the Blue Hens, 25-1, and outcornered them, 18-2.
Van Leeuwen collected a career-high eight points. The two assists also increased her career total to 49 in her four seasons, which moves her into a tie for fourth all-time.
Maryland returns to action next weekend traveling to No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 20. The Terps, who are a school-record 16-0 on the season, battle the Tar Heels, who are also 16-0, for the outright ACC regular-season crown. Both teams are currently tied in the conference standings at 4-0. The game will also be webcast on ACC Select at acc.playonsports.tv.
#1 Maryland (6-0) 2 5 - 7 Delaware (9-6) 0 0 - 0GOALS: MC, Katie O'Donnell (un), 1:03; Susie Rowe (pc), 32:23; Janneke van Leeuwen (Susie Rowe) (pc), 49:14; Ellen Ott (Janneke van Leeuwen, Susie Rowe) (pc), 52:47; Janneke van Leeuwen (un), 60:28; Susie Rowe (Janneke van Leeuwen, Alexis Pappas) (pc), 62:09; Janneke van Leeuwen (Ellen Ott) (pc), 68:33. DEL, None. SHOTS: MD 25, DEL 1. PENALTY CORNERS: MD 18, DEL 2. SAVES: MD, Kathryn Masson 1 (0 GA, 51:13), Alicia Grater 0 (0 GA, 18:47); DEL, Nikki Rhoades 7 (4 GA, 56:30), Megan Allen 1 (3 GA, 13:30). ATTENDANCE: 415.