Aug. 28, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In its first game of the 2004 season, the University of Maryland field hockey team earned a 3-2 overtime victory against Boston College Saturday afternoon at Jordan Field on Harvard University's campus. The Terps improved their record to 1-0 with their eighth-consecutive season-opening win, while the Eagles fell to 0-1.
Tiffany Marsh came up with the game-winning goal at 72:11 on a penalty corner after Boston College goalie Jillian Savoy was called for an intentional foul inside the circle. Savoy was given a yellow card and removed from the game. Not allowed to substitute into the game on a penalty corner, the Eagles were forced to use a kick-in-back to defend the corner. BC was unable to stop the Terp attack, however, and Marsh scored her second goal of the day to win the game for Maryland.
Maryland trailed after the first half of play, 1-0, but did not waste any time getting on the board in the second half. Marsh scored unassisted 2:40 into the second half. Boston College answered back with a Sabrina Lazzari goal and the Eagles held a slim 2-1 lead late into the second half. The Terps would not be denied, however, as junior Jackie Ciconte put away a Paula Infante pass with less than three minutes left in the game, forcing the seven-on-seven 15-minute overtime period.
Terp goalkeeper Christina Restivo tallied one save, and Maryland outshot the Eagles 24-3. The Terps also amassed a 14-1 penalty corner advantage.
Maryland is back in action Sunday, Aug. 30, at Jordan Field. The Terrapins take on Boston University at 1 p.m.