Field Hockey ACCtion: Wednesday, September 19
Sept. 19, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a battle of undefeated teams, the second-ranked Maryland field hockey team came away unscathed, defeating No. 9 American, 4-0, in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday afternoon. Four different Terrapins scored in the win despite facing the top goalkeeper in the nation.
American's goalkeeper Alyssa Poorman had allowed just four goals in the team's first eight games of the season and boasted the top goals against average in the country. AU (8-1) seemed to be in control from the onset. In the first half, Maryland had just five shots and no penalty corners, but it made the most of its opportunities.
After AU's had a wide shot on a penalty corner with about 20 minutes remaining in the half, Maryland countered on the restart and broke down field about. Freshman Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa.) sprinted down the sideline and took a running shot from the top of the circle to the opposite post, finding the back of the net, giving Maryland a 1-0 lead. It was the Terps' first shot of the game.