Sept. 11, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Terrapin field hockey team shut out its third opponent in four games, topping Massachusetts, 6-0, on the first day of the Terrapin Invitational at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on Saturday afternoon. Junior All-American Jackie Ciconte paced the Maryland attack with a pair of goals as five different Terrapins scored in the win.
Maryland (5-0) has given up just one goal since the season-opening game at Boston College when the Terps won, 3-2 in overtime, and have scored 21 goals during that span.
A 4-0 halftime deficit was too much for the Minutewomen (0-4), who attempted just two shots in the game, to overcome. Massachusetts had just two shots in the game, both coming in the first half from Jaime Bawden.
Junior Tiffany Marsh (Marathon, N.Y.) gave Maryland a 1-0 lead at 3:49 when she deflected sophomore Paula Infante's (Santiago, Chile) pass off the restart from the top right of the scoring circle. The Terps never looked back.
After a 16-minute scoring drought, Maryland rattled off back-to-back tallies from seniors Sara Silvetti (Wapwallopen, Pa.) and Anja Boettcher (Ingolstadt, Germany), respectively, in the 21st and 23rd minutes to jump ahead, 3-0. Silvetti scored on one of Maryland's 12 penalty corners with assists coming from senior Emily Boyer (Oak Park, Ill.) and freshman Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands).
Before time wound down for the break, sophomore Emily Trycinski (Nazareth, Pa.) muscled the ball from underneath UMass goalkeeper Christine Tocco and notched her first-career goal and Maryland claimed a 4-0 edge at the end of the half.
In the second period, Ciconte's (Wilmington, Del.) back-to-back goals just 15 seconds apart in the 48th minute capped the scoring for the Terps, making the score 6-0. Her first score was a textbook give-and-go with junior All-American Lauren Powley (Mountaintop, Pa.) in the circle. Despite being tripped up, Ciconte on the winning end of a 1-v-1 with the goaltender for her second goal of the afternoon.
Maryland shelled the UMass netminders, making 28 shot attempts. Tocco had eight saves in the loss.
There was a special guest on the Terrapin sidelines this afternoon. The University's Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost William W. Destler was on hand at the match as Guest Coach.
In the later game, American topped Northwestern, 3-1. After the teams were deadlocked at 1-1 at the break, the Eagles scored a couple of goals in the second half, including the insurance tally in the 58th minute, to claim the win.
Maryland, who has never lost a game in its home tournament, puts its undefeated streak in the Terrapin Invitational on the line when it hosts Northwestern on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. American and Massachusetts square off at 3 p.m.
Massachusetts (0-4) 0 0 - 0 Maryland (5-0) 4 2 - 6
GOALS: UMass - None. MD - Tiffany Marsh (Paula Infante), 3:49; Sara Silvetti (Emily Boyer, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 20:17; Anja Boettcher (un), 22:11; Emily Trycinski (un), 34:18; Jackie Ciconte (Lauren Powley), 47:37; Jackie Ciconte (un), 47:52. SHOTS: UMass 2, MD 28; PENALTY CORNERS: UMass 2, MD 12. SAVES: UMass, Christine Tocco 8 (6 GA, 63:55), Becky Letourneau 0 (0 GA, 6:05); MD, Christina Restivo 1 (0 GA, 35:00), Kathryn Masson 0 (0 GA, 35:00). ATTENDANCE: 221.