U-M Unable to Dig Out of Early Hole at No. 2 Maryland
Lauren Thomas

Sept. 22, 2013

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Site: College Park, Md. (Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex)
Score: #2 Maryland 2, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (4-4), Maryland (8-0)
Next U-M Match: Friday, Sept. 27 -- vs. Missouri State (Phyllis Ocker Field), 4 p.m.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Michigan field hockey team challenged in the second half but could not overcome an early deficit at No. 2 Maryland, falling, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 22) at the Terrapins' Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex

Maryland scored both of its goals on first-half penalty corners as Sarah Sprink and Ali McEvoy scored on 13:25 and 20:34, respectively. The former came on the direct shot, while McEvoy developed on a pass play in front of the cage.

The Wolverines threatened throughout the second half, outshooting the Terps, 7-5, in the frame. Senior captain Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) headlined the U-M offensive attack with seven shots, including four on goal and four in the second half.

Shots were an even 13-13 in the contest, while Maryland narrowly outcornered the Wolverines, 6-5. Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Haley Jones (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer HS) posted a season-high seven saves in the Michigan cage, while the Terps Natalie Hunter stopped all five U-M shots on goal.

The Wolverines will return home on Friday (Sept. 27) to host Missouri State at 4 p.m. at Phyllis Ocker Field before traveling to Evanston, Ill., to kick off the Big Ten Conference season against Northwestern at noon CDT on Sunday (Sept. 29).


By Periods 1 2 F
Michigan 0 0 0
Maryland 2 0 2

Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- UMD, Sarah Sprink, 13:25 (Mieke Hayd, Hayley Turner)
1st -- UMD, Ali McEvoy, 20:34 (Katie Gerzabek)

Shots: U-M 13, UMD 13
Saves: U-M 7 (Haley Jones), UMD 5 (Natalie Hunter)
Defensive Saves: None
Penalty Corners: U-M 5, UMD 6

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