Oct. 8, 1997

Maryland Wins Battle With James Madison

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Three different players scored to lead fifth-ranked Maryland (12-1) to a 3-1 win over sixth-ranked James Madison (10-3) in field hockey Wednesday night at Bridgeforth Stadium.

JMU took an early lead when Colleen Hurley scored on a penalty-corner play just 5:21 into the game.

Maryland's Nadine Bennett scored with 14:04 elapsed to tie the game. In the second period, Carla Tagliente's goal only 1:04 into the half gave the Terps the lead, and Christine Debow added an insurance goal with 19:23 left in the game.

The first half was evenly played, with JMU holding a 5-4 edge on shots on goal. Maryland dominated the second half with a 9-2 advantage on shots.

Maryland returns home on Friday night to take on Rutgers.