#4 Terrapins Throttle Temple, 6-0
Sept. 30, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The fourth-ranked Maryland field hockey team took control early and never looked back in a 6-0 win over Temple Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.
Five players scored in the win for Maryland (8-2, 2-1) and redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Brooke Cabrera notched a career-high six saves in the second half. The Terps held Temple without a shot and without a corner in the first half. The Terps outshot the Owls (6-6), 27-11, and had nine corners to two.
"I'm not surprised that we played really good hockey today," head coach Missy Meharg said of the Terps. "With a team like Maryland, losing does have an effect on your thinking and your intent the next opportunity. I'm just so proud of all of them and to give everyone an opportunity to compete."
"The women played a great match today. Temple is a very good team. They've had some great results and had not been shut out. Brooke Cabrera was excellent."
At 12:34, Megan Frazer dribbled into the circle near the left corner and cracked a hard backhanded shot for a 2-0 Maryland lead. Less than a minute later, Frazer gave Janessa Pope a pass in front of Temple's keeper for a three-goal lead.
Gerzabek added her second goal in the 28th minute off a pass from Jill Witmer for a shot behind Temple's goalie, Lizzie Millen. Sprink gave Maryland a 5-0 lead at halftime with a hard shot from outside the circle that was tipped in off an Owl's stick.
Witmer tipped in a pass from Alyssa Parker for a 6-0 Terps advantage in the 42nd minute.
Junior Natalie Hunter started in goal for the Terrapins. She played the first half and did not face a shot from the Owls. Cabrera took over in the cage at the start of the second half and notched a career-high six saves.
Temple's Millen notched nine saves. The Owls' Haley Mitchell played the remaining 18:24 in goal and had three saves herself.
Next, the Terrapins will welcome No. 21 Duke (4-7, 0-3) to College Park next Saturday at 1 p.m. Admission is free, but due to a 3:30 p.m. home football game, fans will be charged $15 to park in the lots surrounding the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Fans are encouraged to park in lot 11b, which is just next to the Complex. For parking map, click here.