Sept. 2, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland field hockey team picked up its first shutout victory of the season in a dominating 4-0 win over Michigan in the Terps' home opener on Friday night. Three of the Terps' four tallies come off penalty corners, with junior All-American Paula Infante pacing the attack with a pair of goals.
Maryland improved to 4-0, with three of those wins coming against Big Ten teams. In what was their last shot in the regular season to pick up a win over an ACC squad, the Wolverines fell to 0-3 on the season after having lost to North Carolina and Wake Forest before coming to College Park.
Offensively, the Terps controlled the ball for most of the game, attempting 25 shots overall while drawing 12 penalty corners. The few opportunities Michigan had on attack, the Maryland defense was able to shut down the threat. The Wolverines had just five shot attempts in the game and Terrapin sophomore goalkeeper Kathryn Masson (Richmond, British Columbia) swatted away a season-high three of those.
The Terps broke open a scoreless game in the 14th minute as senior captain Emily Beach (Bethesda, Md.) connected on a penalty corner for her first goal of the season. It would eventually become the game winner.
Of the 12 corners Maryland had in the game, seven came in the first half. Infante (Santiago, Chile) took advantage of the penalty corner opportunities, notching back-to-back goals within a six-minute span, giving Maryland a comfortable 3-0 lead.
Junior Emily Trycinski (Nazareth, Pa.) capped the scoring for the evening, scoring Maryland's fourth goal at 53:20.
Michigan goalkeeper Beth Riley, who helped the Wolverines tie for the Big Ten regular-season title and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, made nine saves despite facing 24 Terrapin shots.
Maryland hits the road to face long-time rival and perrennial powerhouse Old Dominion on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.
Michigan (0-3) 0 0 - 0 Maryland (4-0) 3 1 - 4GOALS: U-M - None. MD - Emily Beach (Tiffany Marsh, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 13:21; Paula Infante (Emily Beach, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 24:37; Paula Infante (Tiffany Marsh, Janneke van Leeuwen), pc, 31:06; Emily Trycinski (Tiffany Marsh), 53:20. SHOTS: UM 5, MD 25. PENALTY CORNERS: UM 3, MD 12. SAVES: UM, Beth Riley 9 (4 GA, 70:00); MD, Kathryn Masson 3 (0 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 465.
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