Field Hockey ACCtion: Sunday, September 2
Sept. 2, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 1 Maryland field hockey team toppled Big Ten opponent and 12th-ranked Michigan, 3-2, in overtime in the Terps' first home game of the season. Maryland remained undefeated on the season, improving to 4-0, while the Wolverines fell to 1-3.
Sophomore All-American Nicole Muracco (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) scored Maryland's first two goals in a span of less than two minutes, her fourth-straight game with at least a goal. Freshman Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon) fed a pass to Muracco who scored with 22:37 elapsed. At 24:06, Muracco flipped a shot around Michigan goalkeeper Paige Pickett off of an assist by junior Sarah Scholl (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) to put the Terps up 2-0. +Read More
NEWTON, Mass. - Ninth-ranked Boston College increased its win streak to three as it defeated Holy Cross, 7-2, at home on Sunday, Sept. 2. The Eagles' all-time series record against the Crusaders now stands at 20-1.
Sophomore forward Chelsey Feole started the scoring 5:23 into the game, as she netted a goal off the rebound of senior midfield Caitlyn Young's shot. It would be the first of many goals for Feole in the contest.
Freshman back Jenny Raftery continued the Eagles' scoring streak seven minutes later by taking a hard shot at the top left corner of the circle. The drive shot put the Eagles up 2-0 and gave Raftery her first career goal. +Read More
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - With second-half goals from Elizabeth Drazdowski and Rachel Dawson, the North Carolina field hockey team beat visiting James Madison 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The No. 3 Tar Heels (4-0) took 25 shots in the game, but were able to convert just twice in handing the Dukes (2-1) their first loss of the season. UNC drew 21 penalty corners, four more than in its three previous games combined.
"We're pleased that we drew 21 penalty corners and we shot the ball 25 times - those are good things," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "We're just disappointed that wasn't reflected on the scoreboard, that we didn't can our chances. That's the name of the game in our sport, getting it past the keeper, and we didn't do that as well today. But I think we made progress overall as a team. Our goal is to win and we came away with a win." +Read More
DURHAM, N.C. - The fourth-ranked Duke field hockey team dropped a 2-0 decision to 10th-ranked Iowa on Sunday afternoon at Williams Field, as the Blue Devils fall even on the season at 2-2.
The Hawkeyes improve to 2-1, with their lone loss coming at the hands of third-ranked North Carolina. Both of Iowa's wins have been over top-five teams, as the Hawkeyes opened the season with a 3-0 win over No. 2 Wake Forest on Aug. 25.
Iowa connected on its third shot of the game at the 19-minute mark to make the score 1-0, as Lindsey Duffy scored on a breakaway opportunity. The Hawkeyes held the advantage through the first half, as goalie Lissa Munley recorded six saves in the initial stanza to keep the Blue Devils scoreless. Duke out-shot Iowa in the first half, 9-6. +Read More
NORFOLK, Va. - Despite holding a 17-2 advantage in short corners, the Virginia field hockey team fell 3-1 to No. 6 Old Dominion today in Norfolk. The No. 8 Cavaliers (1-2) held the Lady Monarchs (1-2) to only four shots in the contest and allowed only one short corner in each half, but ODU was able to convert on one of those to tie the game. Traci Ragukas tallied a goal in her third consecutive game to lead Virginia offensively.
The Cavaliers were able to generate a shot off of the centre pass as Fenna Breitbarth attacked up the middle of the pitch and passed the ball off to Virginia Beach native Kaitlyn Hiltz, whose attempt was saved in the opening 15 seconds of the game. Fifteen minutes later Breitbarth stole the ball at the 25, attacked the circle, and drew Virginia's sixth short corner of the contest. On the restart, the variation went to Sara Confer on the left, who passed the ball to Ragukas on the post on the right, and Ragukas scored at 14:39 for the 1-0 lead. +Read More