Josie Hollamon’s overtime winner sends No. 3 Maryland Field Hockey past No. 17 Boston College

Mackenzie Miles/Maryland Terrapins

With under two minutes remaining in the first quarter, junior Hope Rose chased down a loose ball on the left side of the field. With a breakaway opportunity to score, Rose powered a ground shot near the bottom right side of the goal that Boston College’s keeper blocked at the last second.

The save revealed a pattern for No. 3 Maryland in regulation against No.17 Boston College. In Maryland’s last game this past Friday, the Terps scored a goal within the first 30 seconds of play. But it took them nearly 62 minutes to score today in their overtime 1-0 win against Boston College.

The Terps attacked early, with two close shots at the net in the opening minutes from Margot Lawn and Ashlyn Carr, but couldn’t convert as both teams went scoreless in a defensive battle. 

Freshman goalie Alyssa Klebasko impressed early in her first career start for Maryland, tallying two quick saves in the first 11 minutes of play.

“You have to make sure that you’re playing young people coming into the program so that when these [older] players go, you’ve got people able to move in,” said head coach Missy Meharg. “Our situation with goaltending is a luxury… We’ve got two goalkeepers that are super strong, and we have all the confidence in each one of them in any setting.”

The match remained scoreless heading into the fourth, as both the Terps and Eagles had missed eight shots on goal leading into the final 15 of the game. With just under 10 minutes left in the final quarter of play, and in their second penalty corner of the game, Maryland native Margot Lawn lofted a shot into the right side of the goal that found the back of the net to seemingly give the Terps a 1-0 lead and a big momentum boost. However, the officials removed the goal nearly two minutes after it was scored. The officials deemed a ‘dangerous shot,’  and the score remained even.

Last minute saves on both ends of the field from Caroline Kelly and Alyssa Klebasko concluded a dramatic finish to regulation, as both teams remained gridlocked at 0-0 and headed to overtime for 10 more minutes of play. But finally, within the first few minutes of overtime, sophomore Hannah Boss passed off of a penalty corner to freshman Josie Hollamon, who proceeded to sink a shot in from way outside to give Maryland a 1-0 victory. The Delaware native couldn’t have picked a better time to score her first career goal as she saved a tough offensive game for the Terps, who now are 4-1 for the season.

“We were very confident in overtime,” graduate student Nathalie Fiechter said. “We’ve won a lot of games in overtime. We were all very calm and composed and knew what we had to get done…We just did our job.”

Maryland’s next match comes this Friday, as the Terps will take on the Miami (OH) Redhawks at 5:00pm at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park.