Field Hockey ACCtion: Saturday, September 8
Sept. 8, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland field hockey team toppled Big Ten opponent Ohio State, 4-1, in the opening game of the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Maryland's record improved to 5-0, while the Buckeyes fell to 2-4. In the second game of the day, American scored with time expired, to claim a 1-0 victory over Northeastern.
Junior All-American Susie Rowe (London, England/Colfe's School) scored first for the Terps, off of a penalty corner and double assists by Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon) and Janneke van Leeuwen (Hilversum, Netherlands/Alberdink Thijm College) with less than seven minutes elapsed in the game. +Read More
DURHAM, N.C. - The fifth-ranked Wake Forest field hockey team received goals from four different players as it topped No. 8 Duke, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Williams Field. With the win, the Demon Deacons improved to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while the Blue Devils dropped to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in ACC play.
The Deacs converted the first penalty corner of the contest into a goal to take a quick 1-0 lead at the two-minute mark. Liz Fries scored her first goal of the season and second of her career. Melissa Martin and Michelle Kasold were credited with assists.
BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Virginia field hockey team notched a 2-0 shutout of New Hampshire as Devon Burnley and Amy Desjadon combined for seven saves and Taylor Swezey and Inge Kaars Sijpesteijn scored to lead the Cavaliers. Virginia (2-2) outshot New Hampshire 16-11 in defeating the Wildcats.
Virginia got on the board first as Abby Taylor took the ball up the right side of the pitch and shot; her attempt was tipped into the cage by Swezey, who scored her second goal of the season to put the Hoos up 1-0 in the 28th minute of play. The Cavaliers did not allow the Wildcats a short corner and gave up only two shots. +Read More
WEST CHESTER, Pa. - After trailing 2-1 at halftime, the second-ranked North Carolina field hockey team roared back to win 7-2 against Villanova Saturday afternoon at the Vonnie Gros Classic, hosted by West Chester University. Seven different players scored for the Tar Heels, who improved to 5-0 on the season. Villanova, which is not ranked but is receiving votes in the national poll, fell to 2-2.
Sophomore Danielle Forword scored UNC's first goal just 40 seconds into the game, and the Tar Heels led 1-0 until the final 10 minutes of the half. Then Villanova put in two goals in less than a minute to leave Carolina trailing for the first time this season. The first goal came about 25 minutes into the game on Villanova's only penalty corner of the afternoon. Stephanie Campbell scored on the direct shot, assisted by Jenn Nazarethian and Megan Ryan. On the Wildcats' next trip down the field, Nazarethian collected a loose ball and got it past UNC goalkeeper Brianna O'Donnell to put Villanova up 2-1. +Read More