#2 Maryland Tops #19 Old Dominion, 7-5
Oct. 15, 2010
NORFOLK, Va. - The Maryland field hockey team (13-1, 4-0 ACC), ranked No. 2 in the latest Kookaburra / NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, topped No. 19 Old Dominion (7-8, 4-1 CAA) 7-5 Friday evening in Norfolk, Va. Senior Katie O'Donnell and sophomore Megan Frazer each scored twice in the win.
With her two goals Friday night, O'Donnell needs just one goal to tie Maryland's career goals record of 85, set by Nicole Muracco last year. She is already Maryland's career point and assist leader.
Frazer scored in the seventh minute of the game to put the Terps on the board. The Monarch's Alyschia Conn answered 30 seconds later to keep the score even. O'Donnell scored a minute later to give the Terrapins a 2-1 lead and Paige Clutter of Old Dominion evened the score once more in the 13th minute.
Freshman Jill Witmer opened a three-goal run for the Terps in the 14th minute, when she scored off of an O'Donnell assist. Frazer scored 90 seconds later off a give-and-go from Witmer. Freshman Ali McEvoy gave Maryland a 5-2 lead in the 22nd minute off a penalty corner setup from O'Donnell and sophomore Harriet Tibble. The Monarchs scored twice more in the first half to make the score 5-4 at the break.
Sophomore Janessa Pope opened the scoring in the second half with a goal in the 42nd minute. O'Donnell assisted on the play. O'Donnell scored the Terps' final goal in the 60th minute off an assist from sophomore Kirstie Dennig. The Monarchs' Maarje Van Rijswijk finalized the score at 7-5 with two and a half minutes remaining in the game.
The Terps outshot the Monarchs 30-11 and held the corner advantage 14-2. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Melissa Vassalotti had two saves and Old Dominion goalie Devon Seifert had 13 saves in the game.
The Terrapins will play host to Delaware Sunday at 1 p.m. in College Park. The game will be broadcast live on WMUCSports.com and Gametracker live stats will be available.