Sept. 12, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Junior All-American Lauren Powley had a goal and an assist to lead the Maryland field hockey team to a 2-0 win over Northwestern on the second day of the Terrapin Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Terps have never lost in their home tournament, going 16-0 since the tournament began in 1996.
"I'm proud of the way we played today," said Maryland head coach Missy Meharg. "Northwestern is a very competitive team. What is glaring is that we didn't give up a shot or penalty corner. Northwestern was excellent and we did what we had to do to win."
Maryland (6-0) used goals from juniors Tiffany Marsh (Marathon, N.Y.) and Powley (Mountaintop, Pa.) to grab the win. Marsh scored the game-winning goal on a cross from Powley at 5:58 in the first half. Marsh has three game winners so far this season, the most on the team.
Powley gave the Terps a two-goal cushion at the 23:08 mark in the same period on a penalty corner. Senior Emily Boyer (Oak Park, Ill.) and freshman Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) assisted on the goal.
In the second half, the Terps continued to create scoring opportunities, but was not able to score. Wildcat goalkeeper Sherri-Anne Nyberg made six saves in the game, three in each half, to keep Maryland two tallies. But the Terrapin defense was impenetrable as it has been all season, not allowing Northwestern (4-3) a shot or a penalty corner in the game.
Maryland had 16 shots in the game, the lowest shot total for the Terps this season. They also earned nine penalty corners.
The Terps played without senior Kristin Harris (Litiz, Pa.), who had played every game since arriving on campus in 2001. Having played in 75 career games while starting in 74, she sat out today's contest after an injury. She is listed as day-to-day.
"She's one of our captains and she has played every game," said Meharg of Harris. "We missed her today."
In the second game, American cruised to a 7-0 win over Massachusetts, scoring five goals in the first half. The Eagles' Javiera Villagra had a hat trick as every player on the American roster saw playing time.
The Terps have a quick turnaround, hosting in-state opponent Towson on Tuesday night, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The two teams have not played since 2000.
Northwestern (4-3) 0 0 - 0 Maryland (6-0) 2 0 - 2GOALS: NU- None. MD- Tiffany Marsh (Lauren Powley), 5:58; Lauren Powley (Emily Boyer, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 23:08. SHOTS: NU 0, MD 16. PENALTY CORNERS: NU 0, MD 9. SAVES: NU, Sherri-Anne Nyberg 6 (2 GA, 70:00); MD, Christina Restivo 0 (0 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 207.