No. 6 Wake Forest Tops No. 1 Terps, 5-3

Sept. 23, 2000

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Senior All-American and Honda award hopeful Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) scored a goal and added an assist to move to the top of the Maryland field hockey scoring charts, but it was not enough as the No. 1 Maryland squad (7-1, 0-1 ACC) suffered its first defeat of the season, falling 5-3 to the No. 6 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-0, 1-0 ACC) before 303 at Kentner Stadium on Wake's campus. The loss marks the first defeat for the Terrapins since a 5-3 decision at Old Dominion on Sept. 6, 1999, and brings Maryland's school-record 29 game win streak to a conclusion. Tagliente's three points on the day gives her a 167 career total, overtaking Lisa Buente's (1987-90) previous school mark of 165.

An evenly played match for the entire contest, the Demon Deacons mounted their first strike only 33 seconds into the first half when sophomore Heather Aughinbaugh found the back of the cage following a scramble in front. The Terps answered at the 27:51 mark when Tagliente found junior Dina Rizzo (Walpole, Mass.) with an endline cross for Rizzo's first goal of the season. The Deacs took a 2-1 advantage when junior Jennie Shelton tipped in a Jemima Cameron free hit at 20:58, but the Terrapins knotted the match again at 17:08 when Tagliente scored on a pass from All-American Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia). The score was 2-2 at the half.

Maryland jumped out to a 3-2 lead in the second half, when junior All-American Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) found sophomore Angie Klingerman (Bloomsburg, Pa.) for a score with 28:57 remaining. Demon Deacon Shelton rebounded a saved penalty corner attempt at 27:04 to tie the game again. The Deacs looked to take the lead with 25:31 remaining when senior Jenny Everett was granted a penalty stroke opportunity, but the All-American was stonewalled by a diving Ashley Hohnstine(Oak Hill, Va.), who leapt right to make the stick save.

Wake struck again with 11:46 remaining on a penalty corner, with Cameron scoring after an Everett push out and Maria Whitehead stick stop. The Deacons extended their lead to 5-3 when freshman Kelly Doton punched in a rebound at 7:33.

Maryland junior keeper Hohnstine was solid in the cage, stopping seven shots. Wake's Jamie Tressler made 10 stops to pick up the victory.

Maryland continues its three game road trip on Friday, Sept. 29 at Princeton. The Terps meet the Tigers at 7 p.m.

No. 1 Maryland (7-1)	 2  1  --  3
No. 6 Wake Forest (9-0)	 2  3  --  5
GOALS: Maryland - Dina Rizzo (Carla Tagliente), 27:51 (1st), Tagliente (Rachel Hiskins), 17:08 (1st), Angie Klingerman (Caroline Walter), 28:57 (2nd). Wake - Heather Aughinbaugh (un), 34:27 (1st), Jennie Shelton (Jemima Cameron), 20:58 (1st), Shelton (un), 27:04 (2nd), Cameron (Maria Whitehead, Jenny Everett (PC)) 11:46, Kelly Doton (un), 7:33 (2nd). SHOTS: Maryland 17, Wake 16. PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 10, Wake 10. SAVES: Maryland - Ashley Hohnstine (7 saves, 5 goals allowed, 70:00 minutes). Wake - Jamie Tressler (10 saves, 3 goals allowed, 70:00 minutes). ATTENDANCE: 303.

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