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.