#9 Maryland W-FH Advances To National Quarters With 2-0 Defeat Of #12 Wake Forest

DURHAM, N.C. – On Saturday afternoon, the #9 Maryland Terrapins (14-6) women’s field hockey team took a huge step in their attempt to win their ninth National Championship, defeating #12 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-8) in a dominating way, 2-0, to move to the National Quarterfinals.

The reward for today’s victory is facing #2 seed Duke Blue Devils (17-3) on Jack Katz Stadium tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 PM.  The winner of tomorrow’s game will punch their ticket to Trager Stadium, located in Louisville, Kentucky for the Final Four of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Field Hockey Tournament.

Maryland scored it’s first goal at the 24:22 mark of the first half when Junior F Linnea Gonzales scored her eighth goal of the season (this one was unassisted) and gave the Terps a 1-0 advantage.

Less than 10 minute into the second half (at the 54:30 mark), and Terps Sophomore M Madsion Maguire received a baseline cross from teammate Junior F Sabrina Rhodes.  She hit the back post for another Terps goal, stretching their lead to 2-0.

Dominating the game from start to finish, the Terps out-shot the Demon Deacons, 11-3 and had a 3-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Junior GK Sarah Holliday saved both shots she faced in the entire match for Maryland.

Tomorrow’s start time for the quarterfinal game against Duke begins at 2:00 PM.

Erick Seltzer

Served in the US Navy as a journalist between 2/25/1991 & 9/15/1993. My duty station was Naval Submarine Base, Bangor in Silverdale, Washington. I was one of the writers for the weekly publication, "Trident Tides." While there, I successfully started the first-ever coverage of sports on and off the base to much positive response. When it comes to sports, I either play it, watch it and/or write about it. I'm always open to suggestions and hope you enjoy what I write about. Please feel free to leave a comment here or to get in contact me with, email me @ frederick.seltzer@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing back from the readers and teams.

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