Sept. 18, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. - The No. 3 Maryland field hockey team (7-1, 1-0 ACC) rolled past Massachusetts, 4-1, Sunday afternoon behind goals from four underclassmen. Freshmen Maxine Fluharty, Katie Gerzabek, and sophomores Ali McEvoy and Jill Witmer, all scored in the win.
Witmer put the Terrapins on the board 7:37 into the game off of a corner setup. Junior captain Megan Frazer notched the assist on the play. Just over a minute later, Gerzabek scored off of a pass in front of the goal from Witmer. Kate Heineman scored the Minutewomen's only goal in the 17th minute off of a corner. Maryland led 2-1 at the break.
Eight minutes into the second half, McEvoy scored off of a hard shot from the top of the circle. Fluharty added the Terps' fourth goal in the 53rd minute off of a shot from a sharp angle.
Maryland outshot Massacusetts (2-5) 26-8 and had 11 penalty corners to the Minutewomen's two.
Up next, Maryland will play host to ACC opponent Wake Forest (1-6) Saturday at 1 p.m. Due to a 12:30 p.m. football game on campus, all fans will be charged $15 to park in the lots surrounding the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
If fans are planning to travel to campus on Saturday, please consider using Quick Bus to avoid the traffic congestion. You can take the Quick Bus from the College Park Metro Station to Lot Q, which is very close to Byrd Stadium. It runs every 20 minutes three hours prior to kick-off, and every 10 minutes two hours prior to kick-off from the College Park Metro station to Lot Q. Quick Bus also runs back to the College Park Metro Station from Lot Q for one hour after the end of the football game.
Quick Bus is also available from lots 4, 9, and 11 (near the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex), and from Lot 16 (frat row). For more information, log on to http://www.transportation.umd.edu/fballParking.html.