Sept. 21, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Junior Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia) scored two goals and added one assist to lead No. 4 Maryland to a 4-0 victory over Delaware in field hockey at the artificial turf facility here tonight. The Terps outshot the Blue Hens, 29-3, as they recorded their sixth consecutive victory.
Maryland's record is now 8-1 overall while Delaware falls to 3-3. The Terps are ranked No. 4 in the nation in the most recent National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll.
Hiskins scored Maryland's third and fourth goals of the night in the second half. She has now scored a career-high 10 goals. She assisted on Maryland's first goal of the game to lift her season assist total to 16. Her 16 assists are tied for the fifth best single-season total in school history with Sabrina Salam (1990) and Molly Kauffman (1998).
Sophomore Dina Rizzo (Walpole, Mass.) scored the Terps' first goal of game with 17:55 elapsed. It proved to be the game-winning goal. Sophomore Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) scored her team-leading and career-high 16th goal of the season with 2:05 elapsed in the second half.
Maryland's starting goalie Zoe Ehrlich (Montclair, N.J.) recorded one save in gaining the shutout. Delaware's Kelly Ottati recorded 12 saves as she enjoyed a stellar night in goal for the Blue Hens.
Maryland opens its ACC schedule as it plays host to Wake Forest on September 25 at 1:00 p.m.
GOALS: Delaware - None. Maryland - Dina Rizzo (assist Rachel Hiskins), 17:55, Caroline Walter (assist Carla Tagliente), 37:05, Rachel Hiskins (assist Keli Smith), 52:57, Rachel Hiskins (unassisted), 63:30. SHOTS: Delaware, 3, Maryland, 29. PENALTY CORNERS: Delaware, 1, Maryland, 15. SAVES: Delaware - Kelly Ottati (12 saves, 4 goals allowed, 70 minutes played). Maryland - Zoe Ehrlich (1 saves, 0 goals allowed, 66 minutes played), Sarah Rappolt (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 4 minutes played).