Sept. 1, 2001
NORFOLK, Va. - Senior forward Dina Rizzo (Walpole, Mass.) rocketed in a goal as part of a late second-half rally, but it was not enough as the preseason No. 3 Maryland field hockey squad (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season at No. 1 Old Dominion, 2-1. The Terrapins outshot the non-conference nemesis Monarchs (1-2) by a 16-9 margin but could not capitalize on several opportunities in the final road game before the Terrapin Invitational, to be held Sept. 7-9 in College Park.
Rizzo's goal came on a pass from the ACC's Player of the Week, freshman forward Colleen Barbieri (Centereach, N.Y.). After a penalty corner attempt by senior All-American Rachel Hiskins (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) was deflected by ODU keeper Marybeth Freeman, Barbieri centered the rebound to Rizzo. The two-time Mid-Atlantic All-Region Selection ripped the pass into the back of the cage, putting the Terps, who had trailed 2-0, back into the game with just over two minutes left.
Maryland held a 9-4 shot advantage in the scoreless first half. The Monarchs broke the tie at 23:50 in the second stanza when Julie Miracle slapped in a rebounded corner stroke. ODU's Tiffany Snow's shot was knocked down by Terp goalie Ashley Hohnstine (Oak Hill, Va.), but Miracle was able to collect the rebound and put it into the cage. The Monarch's second goal came roughly 11 minutes later after a Miracle shot was saved, rebounded by freshman Lotte Bant and punched in for the score by senior Crystal Carper.
The Terrapins valiantly tried to get back into the game as the clock wound down. A Hiskins' corner attempt that would have tied the contest clinked off the right post, and a one-timer by forward Angie Klingerman (Bloomsburg, Pa.) from Barbieri narrowly missed to the left. Barbieri's cross to All Mid-Atlantic junior Carissa Messimer (Mountaintop, Pa.) was thwarted by a sliding Freeman.
Hohnstine made three saves in the Terrapin effort and Freeman stopped seven in solid performances by both.
Maryland field hockey hosts its first home event of the season when the Northwestern Wildcats visit the Artificial Turf Facility on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. as part of the Terrapin Invitational. In the 8 p.m. game, James Madison will take on 2001 NCAA Championship hosts Kent State. Action continues Sunday at noon when Northwestern meets JMU. The Terps and Golden Flashes close out the weekend on Sept. 9 at 2 p.m.
No. 3 Maryland (3-1) 0 1 -- 1 No. 1 Old Dominion (1-2) 0 2 -- 2
GOALS: Maryland - Dina Rizzo (Colleen Barbieri), 2:16 (2nd). Old Dominion - Julie Miracle (un), 23:50 (2nd), Crystal Carper (Lotte Bant), 11:24 (2nd). SHOTS: Maryland 16, Old Dominion 9. PENALTY CORNERS: Maryland 7, Old Dominion 9. SAVES: Maryland - Ashley Hohnstine (3 saves, 2 goals allowed, 70:00 minutes). Old Dominion - Marybeth Freeman (7 saves, 1 goal allowed, 70:00 minutes). CARDS: Maryland - Caroline Walter (Green), 12:01 (1st). ATTENDANCE: 313.
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