No. 7 Field Hockey Set Back By No. 2 Maryland, 4-1
Sept. 29, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts field hockey program suffered a 4-1 loss to No. 2 Maryland at Garber Field on Sunday afternoon. Senior forward Lindsay Bowman earned the lone Minutewomen goal of the afternoon.
Maryland (10-0 overall) notched its first goal of the contest in the closing seconds of the opening half. Anna Dessoye dribbled to the left of the circle to create space away from the UMass (7-4) defense and shot high into the back of the cage near the right post for the 1-0 Terrapins lead with 35 seconds remaining in the first stanza.
During the second half Maryland added to its lead with a goal by Emma Rissinger for the 2-0 advantage and Dessoye's second of the day to strike ahead by three at the 49:20 mark.
Bowman cut the deficit to 3-1 at 59:02 with the senior's second goal of the season. Following a penalty corner shot by Hannah Prince, Bowman corralled a loose ball in the center of the circle and placed an attempt by Terrapins goalkeeper Natalie Hunter to earn the tally.
Maryland earned its final goal of the day with 46 seconds remaining in regulation, with Hayler Turner putting a shot by UMass goalkeeper Sam Carlino.
Carlino and Hunter each notched three saves on the day. UMass led in shots, 10-8 while shots on goal favored Maryland, 7-4. The Minutewomen led in penalty corners, 12-3; including a 10-2 advantage during the final half and five consecutive tries over a span of two minutes, 15 seconds beginning at the 66:43 mark.
The Minutewomen close out non-conference play with two games in Boston, Mass. UMass will face Northeastern (3-6) on Wed., Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. and Boston University (6-3) on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m.