Old Dominion's 1 goal sends No. 1 Terps to defeat

College Field Hockey

October 20, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORFOLK, Va. - A second-half goal by junior Angie Loy lifted the third-ranked Old Dominion field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over No. 1 Maryland yesterday.

It was the fourth time in the schools' past five meetings that a game was decided by one goal.

"I think in the last 17 minutes of the game, we started playing our brand of field hockey," said Terps coach Missy Meharg, whose team suffered its first shutout of the season and fell to 13-2.

"The thing to take from this game is a need to play that way for 70 minutes. I'm confident that our players will take that lesson out of this game, and we will continue to improve throughout the season."

After a shot by Rosalinda Banuelos narrowly missed, the Monarchs (13-2) got the ball back and forced a penalty corner in the 36th minute. Loy finished off a pass from Tiffany Snow, the nation's leading scorer, on an indirect option to get Old Dominion on the board.

Maryland sophomore goalie Kerry Hearsey (four saves) kept the Monarchs in check the rest of the way, making a key save on a penalty corner.

But the Terps, who couldn't convert on four penalty corners in the first half and a pair of fast-break chances, failed to beat Old Dominion goalie Marybeth Freeman (four saves).

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