Sept. 10, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The top-ranked Terrapin field hockey team had help from seven different players in a 7-2 rout of Northwestern on the second day of the Terrapin Invitational at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on Sunday afternoon. Maryland improved its all-time record to 20-0 in 10 years of the tournament after sweeping the two-day competition. Another local squad, American, also picked up a victory, topping Temple, 3-1.
Freshman Alexis Pappas (Mount Joy, Pa.) led the Maryland attack with a goal and two assists.
The Terps (6-0) found their scoring touch after two consecutive games scoring two goals or less. Maryland had three and four goals in the first and second half, respectively, dominating the action from the opening whistle. Freshman Nicole Muracco (Sewell, N.J.) got the Terps rolling in the 16th minute, followed by a goal from redshirt sophomore Kim Ziegler (Kingsville, Md.) at 18:29. A backhanded slap shot from the top of the shooting circle from junior Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands) gave the reigning national champions the three-goal cushion.
In the second half, sophomore defender Susie Rowe (London, England) kept the scoring onslaught going, tallying her third goal of the season just four minutes and five seconds into the second period. Freshman Bri Davies (Annville, Pa.) assisted on senior Paula Infante's (Santiago, Chile) goal 58 minutes into the game for the first point of her career. Sophomore Sarah Scholl (Center Valley, Pa.) also picked up an assist on the play.
Northwestern's (3-3) Alison Bullock and Annie Bosslet interrupted the scoring spree, tallying back-to-back goals at 58:14 and 63:42, respectively. But the Terps got the last word of the game as Pappas deflected a long pass from classmate Davies with just five minutes remaining in the game, making the final score, 7-2.
The Terps outshot the Wildcats, 34-5, and NU keeper Emily Kyle stopped half of Maryland's shots, collecting 17 saves.
Maryland's Paula Infante moved up to eighth in the career goals list, tallying her 51st.
In the final game of the Terrapin Invitational, the Owls (3-3) scored first for the second day in a row, taking a 1-0 lead over American (5-2) on an Ashley Bird tally in the 14th minute. The Eagles responded, as Camila Infante slammed home an off-balance shot, knotting the game at the break, 1-1.
In the second half, it was all AU. Heidi Hershberger put the Eagles ahead for good at 38:20 and Irene Schickhardt scored an insurance goal in the 47th minute.
Temple's Erin Hanshue had eight saves in the game.
Maryland remains at home, hosting regional foe Delaware on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m.
Northwestern (3-3) 0 2 - 2 #1 Maryland (6-0) 3 4 - 7GOALS: NU, Alison Bullock (Meghan Small), 58:14; Annie Bosslet (un), 63:42. MD, Nicole Muracco (un), 15:35; Kim Ziegler (Alexis Pappas), 18:29; Janneke van Leeuwen (un), 21:19; Susie Rowe (un), 39:05; Sarah Scholl (Alexis Pappas), 41:50; Paula Infante (Bri Davies, Sarah Scholl), pc, 57:37; Alexis Pappas (Bri Davies), 65:00. SHOTS: NU 5, MD 34. PENALTY CORNERS: NU 1, MD 6. SAVES: NU, Emily Kyle 17 (7 GA, 70:00); MD, Kathryn Masson 1 (0 GA, 35:00), Christina Restivo 0 (0 GA, 20:52), Alicia Grater 0 (2 GA, 14:08). ATTENDANCE: 514.
#12 American (5-2) 1 2 - 3 Northwestern (3-2) 1 0 - 1GOALS: AU, Camila Infante (un), 20:38; Heidi Hershberger (Denise Infante), 38:20; Irene Schickhardt (un), 46:09. TU, Ashley Bird (Charise Young), 13:14. SHOTS: AU 18, TU 5. PENALTY CORNERS: AU 3, TU 2. SAVES: AU, Allison Fayfich 2 (1 GA, 70:00); TU, Erin Hanshue 8 (1 GA, 70:00).