Field Hockey Falls To Maryland, 7-0
Aug. 31, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. - Junior goalkeeper Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.) made a career-high 21 saves as the University of Massachusetts field hockey team fell to the University of Maryland, 7-0, this afternoon in non-conference action at Garber Field. The Terrapins outshot the Minutewomen, 42-2, and held the edge in penalty corners, 15-1.
Maryland got on the board just 1:46 into the game as Anja Boettcher netted the first of her three goals on the day. Colleen Barbieri assisted on the play. Less than two minutes later, Boettcher struck again with an unassisted tally. The game remained 2-0 for much of the first half as the Terrapins controlled all of the play and peppered Tocco with shots, but she made 15 saves in the half. Maryland finally broke though and increased its lead to 4-0 with two goals in the stanzas' final five minutes, including one with just 12 seconds left.
Maryland outshot Massachusetts 42-2 on the day, including 28-0 in the first half. Maryland also held the edge in penalty corners 15-1.
Jackie Cinconte also scored twice for Maryland.
Massachusetts will return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 3, when it hosts Boston College at 7:00 p.m;. at Garber Field.