Maryland field hockey came out firing after suffering its first loss of the season over the weekend. The No. 2 Terrapins took down Indiana 4-0 Friday in a game that was truly even more lopsided.
The Terrapins simply allowed almost no possession to the Hoosiers and were finally able to put the ball into the net with ease. Maryland’s defense allowed just one shot all match, arguably the team’s best defensive performances all season.
Just 12 seconds into the match, Madison Maguire took a pass right in front of the goal from Kyler Greenwalt and was able to tap it in for the quick 1-0 lead. The Terrapins didn’t look back after that.
Maryland continued pressing on offense and earned penalty corners, which was the setup for the second goal under 13 minutes in. Bibi Donraadt sent a ball in that was set up by Hannah Bond, then dropped back by Bodil Keus for Linnea Gonzales to rip the ball in off the goalkeeper for the 2-0 lead.
Gonzales wasn’t done there, as she sent a ball in towards the keeper in the 22nd minute and was deflected into the goal, giving the Terrapins a commanding 3-0 lead.
The first half was a flashback to the great play Maryland had put together in the weeks prior to their first loss. The Terrapins had 11 shots (six on goal) and earned six penalty corners in the first 35 minutes. Indiana was able to earn one corner of its own, but ended up with no shots in the first half due to Maryland’s overwhelming pressure.
Maryland replaced Sarah Holliday at halftime with Noelle Frost, who had no difficulties maintain the clean sheet.
The half was rather quiet until the 60th minute when Maryland’s Mayv Clune took a shot that was deflected off of an Indiana defender and went over the keeper and into the net to give Maryland a 4-0 lead.
The Terrapins continued to hold possession and pad their stats in the second half despite just one goal. Maryland totaled 20 shots with nine on target, and held Indiana to just one shot all game.
Maryland will look to continue its winning ways, as the Terrapins’ road trip heads to Iowa City to face off with No. 8 Iowa at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on the Big Ten Network. The Hawkeyes came into Friday with an 11-3 record, but play host to Penn State and Maryland in the same weekend. This top-10 matchup will be a chance for Maryland to build off the dominant win at Indiana.