#3 Field Hockey Suffers First Loss Falling to #1 Wake Forest, 3-1
Sept. 28, 2003
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A game which featured two of the top three offenses in the nation and two of the top five defenses, the No. 3 Maryland field hockey team lost its first game of the season, falling to No. 1 Wake Forest, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon. Playing in front of a record crowd of over 1,000 fans at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex, the Terps snap a 10-game win streak. The Demon Deacons remain undefeated on the season (9-0, 3-0 ACC), extending their win streak to 28 games dating back to last year. The Terps fall to 10-1 and 0-1 in the ACC.
The defending national champion Deacons had few opportunities in the game, but capitalized on those chances. In the first half, Wake Forest attempted just four shots, but needed just two to take a 2-0 lead at the break. The first goal came early in the game. Maryland goalkeeper Tori Cano (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) denied WFU's Kelly Dostal's shot, but the rebound landed at Katie Ackerman's feet in front of the cage where she knocked in the ball to give Wake Forest a 1-0 lead in the 3rd minute.
In the 26th minute, Wake Forest worked the ball from the right side of the field to the left off the restart and Maeke Boreel connected with Ariel Meyers for the Deacon's second goal of the game.
Less than two minutes into the second period, Wake Forest struck again, jumping ahead, 3-0. The goal was an almost exact replay of the first, this time Kelly Dostal was standing in front of the net to take the shot off the rebound for the goal.
Maryland gave the Deacons a bit of their own medicine as sophomore Amber McQuillan (Coopersburg, Pa.) put the Terps on the scoreboard, scoring on a rebounded shot in the 66th minute to break up the shutout. However, the Terps ran out of time and Wake Forest walked away with the win.
Cano posted three saves in the loss while WFU's Katie Ridd recorded six. The Terps outcornered Wake Forest by a 9-2 margin and held a slight edge on the shots, 10-9.
The Terps have lost the last three meetings against Wake Forest. The win is the first ever for the Deacons in College Park.
Maryland host another ACC opponent next weekend when Virginia visits on Oct. 4 at 12 p.m.
#1 Wake Forest (9-0, 3-0 ACC) 2 1 - 3 #3 Maryland (10-1, 0-1 ACC) 0 1 - 1GOALS: WFU, Katie Ackerman, 2:46; Ariel Meyers (Marke Boreel), 25:02; Kelly Dostal, 36:32; UM, Amber McQuillan, 65:51. SHOTS: WFU 9, UM 10. PENALTY CORNERS: WFU 9, UM 2. SAVES: WFU Katie Ridd 6 (1 GA, 70:00); UM, Tori Cano 3 (3 GA, 70:00). ATTENDANCE: 1,013.