Maryland Field Hockey Team Defeats Princeton 8-2

Oct. 15, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, MD. - Five unanswered first-half goals set the pace as the No. 2 Terrapins rolled over Princeton, 8-2, Friday night at the University of Maryland's Artificial Turf Facility. With the victory over the Tigers the Terrapins (14-1, 3-0 ACC) are riding a 12-game winning streak heading into Sunday's matchup with No. 6 Old Dominion.

Junior Keli Smith (Selinsgrove, Pa.) and sophomore Caroline Walter (Reilingen, Germany) netted two goals apiece for the Terps. Smith also notched two assists, bringing her season numbers to 10 goals and 15 assists for a total of 35 points. Walter's two tallies bring her season goal total to a team-leading 19.

Single-goal scorers for the Terrapins included Carissa Messimer (Mountaintop, Pa.), Autumn Welsh (Macungie, Pa), Dina Rizzo (Walpole, Mass.) and Angie Klingerman (Bloomsburg, Pa.). Rizzo, and juniors Carla Tagliente (Cortland, N.Y.) and Rachel Hiskins (Victoria, Australia) dished out one, two and four assists, respectively. Hiskins remains atop the 1999 Terrapin scoring chart with 55 points, while Tagliente and Walter are tied for second with 45 points each.

Sophomore Ashley Hohnstine (Oak Hill, Va.) and senior Zoe Ehrlich (Montclair, N.J.) combined for the victory in the net. Hohnstine held the Tigers scoreless in the first half, making six saves. Ehrlich spelled her counterpart nicely in the second period, thwarting three Tiger shot attempts.

The Terps' face a challenging task Sunday as No. 6 Old Dominion comes to College Park for matchup of national significance. In their last meeting on September 4, the Monarchs handed the Terrapins their only loss of the 1999 season. Maryland faces off against its arch-rival at the Artificial Turf Facility on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.