No. 4 Maryland Defeats No. 9 Wake Forest, 4-0, In Field Hockey

Sept. 25, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Juniors Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) and Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia) and sophomore Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) all scored one goal and added an assist and sophomore goalie Ashley Hohnstine (Oakton, Va.) recorded a career-high six saves in leading No. 9 Maryland to a 4-0 victory over No. 9 Wake Forest in field hockey at the Artificial Turf Facility Saturday. The victory was the seventh consecutive for the Terps and stopped an eight-game winning streak for the Demon Deacons.

Maryland improved to 9-1 and 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the win while Wake Forest fell to 8-1 and 1-1 in the ACC. The Terps are ranked No. 9 and the Demon Deacons No. 9 by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

Tagliente scored the game's first goal at the 20:22 mark of the first half. It was her fifth goal and first game-winning goal of the season. She later assisted on Maryland's third goal of the day for her career-high 13th assist of the season. Tagliente has more assists this season (13) than she did during her first two seasons (12) combined.

Sophomore Kristy Palchinsky (Leonardtown, Md.) scored Maryland's second goal of the game with 7:19 remaining in the first half. Hiskins and Walter added second half goal to pace the Terps to the victory.

Wake Forest, which entered the game as the second-highest scoring offense in the ACC, was shutout for the first time this season. The Deacons had been averaging 6.9 goals per game and were limited to a season-low nine shots by the Terp defense. Maryland's defense has earned five shutouts in nine games this season.

Hohnstine recorded six stops while her Wake Forest counterpart Megan Nitka made 10 stops.

GOALS: Wake Forest - None. Maryland - Carla Tagliente (unassisted), 20:22, Kristy Palchinsky (assist Autumn Welsh, Rachel Hiskins), 27:41, Caroline Walter (assist Carla Tagliente), 43:14, Rachel Hiskins (assist Caroline Walter), 55:35. SHOTS: Wake Forest, 9, Maryland, 18. PENALTY CORNERS: Wake Forest, 9, Maryland, 14. SAVES: Wake Forest, Megan Nitka (10 saves, 4 goals allowed, 70 minutes played). Maryland, Ashley Hohnstine (6 saves, 0 goals allowed, 70 minutes played).