Terrapin Field Hockey Wins Seventh-Straight

Sept. 13, 2006

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sisters Ameliet and Berber Rischen each scored their first goals of the season, helping the No. 1 Terrapin field hockey team to its seventh-consecutive victory of the season. Maryland topped Delaware, 3-0, at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the Blue Hens for the eighth-straight time dating back to 1999.

Freshman Nicole Muracco's (Sewell, N.J.) goal off a perfect baseline pass from junior Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) in the 12th minute was the eventual clincher, as the Terps (7-0) picked up their fourth shutout of the season.

The youngest of the Rischen sisters, freshman Ameliet (Rotterdam, Netherlands), was the first of the two to score. However, it was older sister senior Berber (Rotterdam, Netherlands) who gave Ameliet the pass to score off the penalty corner at 21:18, extending the Terps' lead to 2-0.

Berber broke through for Maryland's final goal of the afternoon at 56:31, taking the ball herself off the pushout on the penalty corner at 56:31.

Maryland was in complete control of the game, attempting a season-high tying 34 shots, while limiting the Blue Hens to just two, both coming in the second half. The Terps also had 13 penalty corners to UD's two. Blue Hen's Nikki Rhoades had 12 saves in the game, while Maryland's Kathryn Masson (Richmond, British Columbia) saved both of Delaware's attempts.

The reigning conference champions open ACC action this weekend against No. 8 Boston College. The Eagles come to the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Maryland closes out its six-game homestand on Sunday, Sept. 17 against No. 13 James Madison.

Delaware (2-4)     0   0  -  0
#1 Maryland (7-0)  2   1  -  3
GOALS: UD, None. MD, Nicole Muracco (Janneke van Leeuwen), 11:14; Ameliet Rischen (Berber Rischen, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 21:18; Berber Rischen (un), 56:31. SHOTS: UD 2, MD 34. PENALTY CORNERS: UD 2, MD 13. SAVES: UD, Nikki Rhoades 12 (3 GA, 70:00); MD, Kathryn Masson 2 (0 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 112.