Maryland Terps Women’s Field Hockey Recap: Ohio State at Maryland

On Friday afternoon the Maryland Terps’ sixteenth ranked women’s field hockey team defeated the number twenty-fifth ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 3-1 in College Park. The Terps received solid play on both ends of the field.

Maryland grabbed an early 1-0 lead thanks to Freshman Kyler Greenwalt’s straight-on shot from five yards out on an assist from Junior Linnea Gonzales. Gonzales also recorded a goal of her own in the forty-third minute that pushed the Terp’s lead to 2-0. Three minutes later Freshman Bodil Keus put Maryland up 3-0 when she ripped in a shot off of a penalty corner. Ohio State finally got on the board when Natalie Faust scored in the sixtieth minute on a shot from  the far post.

The Terrapins defense allowed twelve total shots and only six shots on goal. Junior goalkeeper Sarah Holliday led the defensive effort with 5 saves on five straight shots coming out of the halftime break.

Prior to the game the Terps recognized head coach Missy Meharg who is in her thirtieth season as head coach of the Terrapins. Meharg has led the Terrapins to an amazing 536-133-9 record over her thirty year tenure. She has won seven NCAA titles, twenty-three conference titles, and led the team to sixteen Final Four appearances. Meharg has also been recognized as the NFHCA National Coach of the Year an incredible nine times.

Maryland (9-5) returns to action on Sunday facing the number six ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (12-2) in College Park.

Isaiah Stumpf

Hi my name is Isaiah Stumpf. I am currently attending Anne Arundel Community College. I write and cover Maryland Terrapins sports and the Baltimore Ravens for Maryland Sports Blog. I intend to transfer to Towson University and major in Sports Management. I am a true diehard fan of the Ravens and Orioles. I am excited to help this network grow and become something huge!

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