Terps field hockey bounces back, defeats Boston College

By: Max Marcilla

The sixth-ranked Maryland Terrapins field hockey team wrapped up the Big Ten/ACC Cup on a positive note with an impressive 3-1 victory over No. 8 Boston College.

After dropping back-to-back games to top-4 opponents (Syracuse and Duke), the Terps came out firing on Sunday against the Eagles. Maryland recorded four shots in the first nine minutes of game-time, and finally capitalized when graduate forward Welma Luus put the Terrapins ahead 1-0 with a 16th minute goal.

The Eagles tied the game at one in the second half but it was Emma Rissinger’s heroics in the 64th minute that helped the Terps regain the lead. Rissinger’s third goal of the 2016 season came off an assist from freshman Kelee Lepage. An empty net goal by Luus, her fourth goal of the season, secured the much-needed win for Maryland.

After it scored a total of one goal in the previous two games, Maryland’s offense rebounded nicely in the win on Sunday. The Terrapins outshot the Eagles 23-10 and five players recorded multiple shots.

Following a busy weekend in Pennsylvania, the Terps will have some time off before they return back to College Park, MD. They will host the California Golden Bears in the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday for their first regular season home game of 2016.