Terps field hockey drops close game against Duke

By Max Marcilla

For the second consecutive season, the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins field hockey team dropped a one-goal game to No. 4 Duke. On Friday night in Lancaster, Pa., the Blue Devils topped the Terps 1-0 at the Big Ten/ACC Cup.

It was the Terrapins’ second consecutive loss to a top-4 team after opening the 2016 campaign with a victory over Saint Joseph’s. Junior forward Ashley Kristen scored the games only goal for the Blue Devils, as she tipped in a long pass just over six minutes into the second half.

Maryland had its fair share of opportunities however, as graduate forward Welma Luus put four shots on goal. The Terps, as a team, outshot Duke 12-to-7 and even had four corners in the loss.

Luus was one of five players to record a shot on goal while goalkeeper Sarah Holliday tallied two saves.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Terrapins as they are back in action on Sunday when they take on No. 8 Boston College. When the two teams met last year in the Big Ten/ACC Cup, the Eagles won 2-1 in overtime.