No. 1 Terps Shut Down No. 10 Virginia, 5-0

Oct. 1, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The No. 1 scoring offense in the nation combined with stellar defense and spectacular goalkeeping as the No. 1 Maryland field hockey team (9-1, 1-1 ACC) blanked No. 10 Virginia squad (4-4, 0-1 ACC) to conclude a three game road trip. Terp junior Ashley Hohnstine (Oak Hill, Va.) recorded her fourth shut out of the season as the Terps outshot the Cavaliers, 22-4. Maryland has now defeated four Top Ten NFHCA teams in the 2000 season.

The Terps opened the scoring with 25:43 remaining in the first half, as junior back Autumn Welsh (Macungie, Pa.) buried a penalty stroke into the right side of the Hoos' net. The goal was Welsh's first of the season. Maryland was awarded the stroke after sophomore Carissa Messimer (Mountaintop, Pa.) was fouled in the circle on a penalty corner attempt. Less than three minutes later, senior Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) made some moves in front of the cage and fired a shot off a Virginia defender to give the Terps a 2-0 advantage. Maryland increased its lead to 3-0 at 14:44 when junior All-American Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) bounced a slapshot over Virginia's diving keeper, senior Becky Worthington. Senior All-American Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia) made it 4-0 on a fast break, beating the keeper and ripping a shot into the upper-right corner of the Cavs' goal at 10:24.

The second stanza featured more Terps, with Maryland outshooting the Cavs 15-2. At the 15:25 mark, Hiskins set up sophomore Angie Klingerman (Bloomsburg, Pa.), who tipped it in from five yards out to make the score a final at 5-0.

Maryland savior Hohnstine was perfect in her fourth shut out of the season, stopping two Virginia shots, while Terp freshman goalie Erica Bicksler (Palmyra, Pa.) finished the last 10:50 of the match, thwarting a pair of Cavalier attempts as well. Virginia's Worthington put in a good effort with 13 saves.

Maryland returns to College Park for a three game event next weekend at the Artificial Turf Facility. The Terps square off against the Stanford Cardinal for the first time in school history on Friday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. The Terps take on an ACC-rival in seventeenth-ranked Duke on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. as a part of the Terrapin Doubleheader. Stanford meets American following the Maryland-Duke match.

No. 1 Maryland (9-1)	 4  1  --  5
No. 10 Virginia (4-4)    0  0  --  0

GOALS: Maryland - Autumn Welsh (un (PS)), 25:43 (1st), Carla Tagliente (un), 22:13 (1st), Caroline Walter (un), 14:44 (1st), Rachel Hiskins (un), 10:24 (1st), Angie Klingerman (Hiskins), 15:25 (2nd). Virginia - none. SHOTS: Maryland 22, Virginia 4. PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 10, Virginia 1. SAVES: Maryland - Ashley Hohnstine (2 saves, 0 goals allowed, 59:10 minutes), Erica Bicksler (2 saves, 0 goals allowed, 10:50). Virginia - Becky Worthington (13 saves, 2 goals allowed, 70:00 minutes). ATTENDANCE: 300.

Contact: Mark Fratto
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