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Sprink's 100th career point gives No. 8 Maryland field hockey a 5-2 victory over Ohio State

Sprink's milestone extends Maryland's win streak to seven.

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Missy moves within one

No. 8 Maryland field hockey (9-3) defeated Ohio State (6-4) 5-2 in Columbus on Friday afternoon, giving head coach Missy Meharg 499 career wins. Meharg would become the fourth Division I head coach to reach 500 wins.

The Terrapins scored their first goal less than one minute into the game off of a penalty corner. Senior captain Sarah Sprink scored her first of two goals on the day to give Maryland a 1-0 lead. The goal put Sprink one point shy of 100 career points.

Freshman Linnea Gonzales scored 10 minutes later off an assist by reigning Co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Welma Luus. It was Gonzales' team-leading ninth goal of the season and extended Maryland's lead to two.

Ohio State cut the lead to one with just under 20 minutes left in the half. Freshman Casey Cole scored off an assist from sophomore Maddy Humphrey. It was Cole's second goal of the season.

Junior Emma Rissinger added a goal with just under seven minutes remaining in the first half. Rissinger beat Buckeye goalie Liz Tamburro when she tapped in a rebound off a shot from senior Anna Dessoye.

Ohio State started off the second half strong. Humphrey's goal seven minutes in made the score 3-2.  Humprey is now on a seven game scoring streak and the goal gave her the team lead in points and goals.

Sprink got to the 100 point milestone at the 54 minute mark. Maryland earned a penalty corner and the senior captain finished it off to give Maryland a 4-2 advantage, one they would immediately increase.

Welma Luus scored the final tally of the game just 44 seconds later, giving Maryland the 5-2 score they would end the game with. It was Luus' fourth goal in three games.

Maryland continues their road trip Sunday when they travel to Oxford, Ohio to play Miami (Ohio) (6-5). The game will not be streamed, but live stats will be available.