No.4 UMD Field Hockey Keeps on Rolling

Junior Madison Maguire scored twice to lift the fourth-ranked Maryland field hockey team (4-0) past No. 13 Boston College, 3-2, Friday night in the Terps’ home opener at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex.

The teams were knotted in a tie through much of the game, then Maguire put the Terps ahead with two minutes remaining. With the win, the Terrapins won their first matchup of the weekend in the B1G/ACC Cup. They will take on No. 3 Duke Sunday.

“I’ve always said, winners find a way to win,” head coach Missy Meharg said. “We played some choppy hockey in the first half. We were unsettled being at home in our first game with our depth and a lot of young players. It took us some time to settle in. Boston College had superior possession skills in the first half. Once we talked at halftime, I thought the players just relaxed. You can’t control the outcome. The only thing you can do is control your body and your balance and Maryland did a great job.”

The Eagles (1-1) got on the board first when Brooke Matherson scored off a rebounded shot in the 11th minute.

Just under seven minutes later, junior Madison Maguire scored the equalizer when she brought the ball into the circle herself sent it in past the Eagles’ keeper.

The teams stayed tied through most of the second half. With just over 13 minutes to play, senior Sabrina Rhodes took a pass from fellow senior Linnea Gonzales, brought it into the circle from the left side and sent a rocket shot into the bottom far corner of the cage. Her goal gave Maryland a 2-1 lead.

Two minutes later, Boston College tied it when Frederique Haverhals capitalized on a penalty corner.

With 2:05 remaining in the game, Maguire took a pass from junior Nike Lorenz and buried a shot into the bottom corner for the win.

Maryland took 16 shots to Boston College’s 11 and had six penalty corners to one. Junior goalkeeper Noelle Frost made six saves to preserve the win.

Lorenz was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Monday after scoring five goals in her first two games as a Terrapin.

Maryland was tabbed as the No. 4 team in the country in the Penn Monto/Division I Coaches Preseason poll released Aug. 21. The Terrapins have started the year in the top 10 in each of the last 20 years, since 1999.

Maryland will take on No. 3 Duke (3-0) Sunday at 2 p.m., with the Eagles taking on No. 12 Northwestern (1-2) at 11 a.m. Admission and parking are both free for Sunday’s games.

Both games will be streamed live online through BTN Plus and can be seen on and the BTN2Go app. Fans can watch with their BTN Plus subscriptions. Fans outside the U.S. can watch here.

Live stats will also be available. Fans can also follow the Terps’ Twitter feed for live updates here.

DEFLECTIONS… Maryland is 13-2 all-time vs. Boston College, with the Eagles winning two of the last three matchups in this event….the Terps are also 6-0 vs. Boston College at home at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex…head coach Missy Meharg is now 544-135-9 in her career…the Terps are 168-20 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex since it opened in 2003.

-Via Maryland Athletics

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