Field Hockey Falls To Maryland, 6-0
Sept. 11, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Maryland field hockey team scored four first half goals and cruised to a 6-0 win over the University of Massachusetts this afternoon in the first game of the Terrapin Invitational. Jackie Ciconte scored twice for the Terrapins while senior Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.) made eight saves for the Minutewomen.
Maryland improves to 5-0 on the season while Massachusetts drops to 0-4.
"We did a lot of nice things today, but Maryland showed why they were in the national semifinals last year," said UMass head coach Patty Shea. "We just need to play with more poise and urgency when we get the ball in the defensive end. We possessed the ball more and and had better passing from the Harvard game so I was happy with that."
It took the Terps less than four minutes to get on the scoreboard as Tiffany Marsh deflected a pass from Sara Silvetti in front of the net by Tocco 3:49 into the game. Silvetti then gave Maryland a 2-0 lead when she scored off a penalty corner at the 20:17 mark. Emily Boyer and Janneke van Leeuwen were credited with assists. Just before that Massachusetts had its only offensive threat of the game. On a penalty corner, junior Jaime Bawden (Penticton, British Columbia) ripped a shot off a feed from junior Patricia Borneo (Arima, Trinidad & Tobago) and a set by junior Katelyn Woolfrey (Somerset, Mass.) that was saved by Maryland keeper Christina Restivo. UMass was then awarded another penalty corner and Bawden's shot after Woolfrey whirled around and set her up in the middle of the circle whistled just wide to the right.
Maryland added to its lead with two goals late in the first half and added two more in the second half to win the game. Tocco made eight saves in the cage for UMass, while Restivo had one in a half for Maryland. UMass freshman Becky Letourneau (Greenfield, Mass.) saw the first action of her career this afternoon and did not face a shot in the game's final 6:05.
Maryland out-shot UMass, 28-2, and held the edge in penalty corners, 12-2.
UMass will face American University tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. in the final game of the Terrapin Invitational. The Minutewomen will then return home to open up a 10-game homestand Wednesday night against Boston University. Game-time is set for 7:00 p.m. at Garber Field.