Maryland Field Hockey Wins First Big Ten Tournament Game

By Daniel Chavkin

On Thursday, the No.1 seeded Maryland field hockey team beat eighth-seeded Ohio State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament by a score of 5-0 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Junior defender Sarah Sprink got the team off to a hot start in the first half. She scored the only two goals of the first half, one off a penalty stroke.

In the second half, Maryland spread the scoring among many different players. Freshman defender Carrie Hanks, junior midfielder Anna Dessoye and senior forward Katie Gerzabek all scored within a six-minute stretch in the second half.

Hanks and Dessoye both tipped the ball in the goal, and Gerzabek scored after carrying the ball in from the defensive 25-yard line.

This 5-0 lead was more than enough for the Terrapins. Continuing her recent patterns, redshirt senior goalie Brooke Cabrera did not surrender any goals to the opposing team.

In addition, midway through the second half, Cabrera was pulled for junior goalie Jill Genovese given the Terps’ strong lead.

Maryland’s dominance was shown throughout the game. They out-shot the Buckeyes 22-7 and earned eight penalty corners to Ohio State’s three.