Terps Field Hockey Falls to Duke in Overtime

By Katie Christ

The No. 3 Maryland Field Hockey team fell to No. 5 Duke in overtime on Friday at the Big Ten/ACC Cup in Lancaster, Pa.

The game was scoreless through the first half. Maryland goalkeeper Jill Genovese collected a career-high six saves in the game, four of which came in the first half.

Five minutes into the second half the Blue Devils scored the first goal of the game, a hard shot by senior midfielder Aileen Johnson.

The Terps stayed resilient, taking seven shots on goal before redshirt junior forward Emma Rissinger scored, seconds before the end of the game, forcing it into overtime. Rissinger’s second goal of the season came off of a rebound.

Genovese stayed in the goal for the overtime period. Eight minutes in Duke sealed their victory with a goal by freshman Morgan Bitting off of a penalty corner.

The Terps return home next Friday to take on Albany at 4 p.m. at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md.