No. 3 Maryland Field Hockey Downs Dukes, 4-0

Oct. 20, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Junior goalie Ashley Hohnstine (Oak Hill, Va.) saved six and collected her seventh shut out of the season as the No. 3 Maryland field hockey squad (14-2, 2-1 ACC) overcame the No. 14 James Madison Dukes, 4-0, in a home contest at the Artificial Turf Facility. The fine effort by the Terp keeper marks the fourth time this season Hohnstine has blanked a NFHCA Top 20 opponent. On the offensive front, senior All-American Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia) netted the game winner as four different Terrapins found the back of the cage.

Hiskins ripped in the first and eventually decisive goal with 24:03 remaining in the first half after a centering pass by senior tri-captain Molly Kauffman (West Lawn, Pa.). Less than five minutes later, junior forward Dina Rizzo (Walpole, Mass.) punched in a cross from senior All-American Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) to give the Terps a 2-0 advantage. Junior All-American Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) made it 3-0 before the halftime horn with an unassisted goal at 7:06.

The Terps wasted no time in the second half, capping the victory when junior Autumn Welsh (Macungie, Pa.) bounced in a rebound following her own penalty corner attempt at 32:34. Hohnstine made five second-half saves to frustrate JMU's Liz Sanders, who entered the match-up as the second-leading scorer in the nation.

Senior Amanda Latz and redshirt-sophomore Kiernan Raffo split time in the Dukes' net, with Latz totaling five stops.

The Terps' weekend homestand continues on Sunday, Oct. 22, when the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels visit the Artificial Turf Facility. Game time is 1 p.m.

No. 14 James Madison (10-6, 3-1 CAA)  0	0  --  0
No. 3 Maryland (14-2, 2-1 ACC)        3	1  --  4

GOALS: JMU - None. Maryland - Rachel Hiskins (Molly Kauffman), 24:03 (1st), Dina Rizzo (Carla Tagliente), 20:36 (1st), Caroline Walter (un), 7:06 (1st), Autumn Welsh (un), 32:34 (2nd). SHOTS: JMU 10, Maryland 14. PENALTY CORNERS: JMU 10, Maryland 7. SAVES: JMU - Amanda Latz (5 saves, 4 goals allowed, 51:31 minutes), Kiernan Raffo (0 saves, 0 goals allowed, 18:28 minutes). Maryland - Ashley Hohnstine (6 saves, 0 goals allowed, 70:00 minutes). ATTENDANCE: 328.

Contact: Mark Fratto
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