By Katie Christ
The No. 2 University of Maryland field hockey team advanced to 14-2 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten this Friday when they beat the No. 19 Indiana Hoosiers 8-2 in Bloomington, Indiana.
The Terrapins gained the lead less than three minutes into the first period after junior midfielder Anna Dessoye scored the game’s first goal off of a penalty stroke, her eighth of the year. Freshman defender Carrie Hanks scored the second goal ten minutes later off of a rebound.
Dessoye continued her momentum less than one minute after Hanks’ point, scoring her second goal of the game off an assist from senior captain and forward Katie Gerzabek.
By the end of the first period, the Terps were up 5-1 after two additional goals by senior captain and defender Sarah Sprink and senior forward Welma Luus. Maryland goalie Brooke Cabrera, though, did surrender the first of the Hoosier’s two goals in the game to Karen Lorite five minutes before halftime.
The Terps brushed off the Hoosier’s first goal and tacked on three more points in the second period.
Redshirt sophomore Emma Rissinger scored her third goal of the season with the assist from Maxine Fluharty.
Maryland’s total reached eight after two more goals from Fluharty and junior forward Shari Jones.
The Hoosiers last effort came on a goal from Taylor Pearson with twelve minutes remaining, but that was not enough to take the lead from the Terps.
Maryland won 8-2 and continues to dominate the Big Ten in the university’s inaugural season in the conference.
Winners of nine straight, the Terrapins return home to take on American University Wednesday, Oct. 29th at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md.