No. 1 Maryland Field Hockey Buries Radford In 11-2 Assault

Sept. 17, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland field hockey squad set an all-time record with 51 shots and a 2000 season-high for goals scored as the Terps (7-0) rolled over Radford, 11-2, at the Artificial Turf facility on Maryland's campus. Six different Terrapins scored in the victory, which included a four-goal, 11 point career-high performance by senior All-American Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia). Three-time All-American and Honda Award hopeful Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) added a pair of scores and notched an assist to close within one point of Maryland's all-time points record of 165, set by Lisa Buente from 1987-1990.

Hiskins put the Terps on the scoreboard less than five minutes into the match, ripping a rebounded shot by senior All-American Keli Smith (Selinsgrove, Pa.) on a penalty corner attempt. Just over a minute later, Smith found Tagliente in front of the cage for her first score of the day from five yards out. Junior Megan Kelly (Gaithersburg, Md.) punched in a rebound at the 3:16 mark to put the Terps up 3-0 at the half.

Maryland continued its scoring onslaught in the second stanza, when freshman Catherine Rogers (Watertown, Mass.) netted the first goal of her collegiate career from Hiskins at the 32:48 mark. Hiskins netted an unassisted goal and another score from Smith in the next two minutes, before the Australian found Tagliente at 24:51 to give Maryland a 7-0 advantage. Radford's penalty corner unit got the Highlanders on the board at 23:35, but Rogers fed sophomore Carissa Messimer (Mountaintop, Pa.) 59 seconds later for an answer. Junior Kristy Palchinsky (Leonardtown, Pa.) tallied her first goal on the season on a corner from junior Autumn Welsh (Macungie, Pa.) and Hiskins. Messimer found the net again at 19:23 from Tagliente to give Maryland a 10-1 lead, and Hiskins made a steal and scored Maryland's final goal at 17:13. Radford's Jamie Harris tacked on another Highlander penalty corner goal at 4:50 to make the final 11-2.

Thirty-five of Maryland's shots were on goal, and Radford's starting keeper, Brooke Peterson put in a fine effort with 21 saves. Maryland junior Ashley Hohnstine (Oak Hill, Va.) and freshman Erica Bicksler (Palmyra, Pa.) split time in the Terp cage. Hohnstine made a save, and has not allowed a goal in her last 232:55 minutes played.

Maryland next travels to meet unbeaten No. 6 Wake Forest in its first ACC match of the season on Sept. 23. Game time at Kentner Stadium is 1 p.m.

Radford (2-6) 0 2 -- 2 No. 1 Maryland (7-0) 3 8 -- 11

GOALS: Radford - Jamie Harris (Amanda Kitson, Amy Lorigan (PC)), 23:35 (2nd), Harris (Kitson, Amy Lorigan (PC)), 4:50 (2nd). Maryland - Rachel Hiskins (un), 30:12 (1st), Carla Tagliente (Keli Smith), 29:01 (1st), Megan Kelly (un), 3:11 (1st), Catherine Rogers (Hiskins), 32:48 (2nd), Hiskins (un), 31:54 (2nd), Hiskins (Smith), 30:46 (2nd), Tagliente (Hiskins), 24:51 (2nd), Carissa Messimer (Rogers) 22:36 (2nd), Kristy Palchinsky (Autumn Welsh, Hiskins (PC)), 20:06 (2nd), Messimer (Tagliente), 19:23 (2nd), Hiskins (un), 17:13 (un). SHOTS: Radford 4, Maryland 51. PENALTY CORNERS: Radford 3, Maryland 51. SAVES: Radford - Brooke Peterson (21 saves, 8 goals allowed, 49:54 minutes), Tina Caiazza (3 saves, 3 goals allowed, 20:06 minutes). Maryland - Ashley Hohnstine (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 45:09 minutes), Erica Bicksler (0 saves, 2 goals allowed, 24:51 minutes). ATTENDANCE: 399.

Contact: Mark Fratto
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