No. 11 Field Hockey Falls to No. 2 Maryland, 2-0
Sept. 15, 2007
Newton, Mass.--In its first ACC match-up, No. 11 Boston College was shut out for the first time in 2007, as No. 2 Maryland won, 2-0, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. The Eagles' record drops to 5-2, while the Terrapins remain undefeated at 7-0. The loss halts BC's five-game win streak.
The two teams played even for the most of the game. Maryland was able to strike first, as junior back Susie Rowe netted a goal on a Terrapin corner. Senior midfielder Janneke van Leeuwen inserted the ball to freshman forward Katie O'Donnell, who dished to Rowe for the first score of the game. The goal came in the 12th minute of play.
The first half ended with Maryland on top, 1-0, and each team taking four shots. Eagles' junior goalkeeper Julia Berkowitz recorded two saves as did her counterpart, senior Kathryn Masson.
The second half was another 35-minute battle. Maryland sophomore forward Nicole Muracco was able to find the back of the net on a hard shot from the top left of the circle for the Terrapins's second and final goal of the game in the 61st minute.
The Eagles called a timeout with 2:52 left to play in the game, but could not rally. Berkowitz recorded another five saves, to total seven on the day. The Terrapins out-shot the Eagles 11-7 and were awarded 10 corners to BC's three.
Head Coach Ainslee Lamb continues to be impressed with her team's play, even in the loss.
"I am extremely proud of my players' efforts," Lamb said. "The Boston College program made a step today. I think we outplayed Maryland. They are a great team and a great program, but we played well today."
The Eagles will try to regain their momentum when they take on No. 18 Albany on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2:00 p.m., on the Newton Campus Turf Field.