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Hunter posts career-high 10 saves to lift the Terrapins
No. 2 Maryland 3, No. 8 Old Dominion 0
NORFOLK, Va. -- Career nights from senior goalkeeper Natalie Hunter and sophomore Anna Dessoye led No. 2 Maryland to a 3-0 victory at No. 8 Old Dominion.
Hunter notched a career-high 10 saves, including seven in the second half, to preserve the shutout. Dessoye, who scored twice in the first half, has started 2013 on a hot streak for the Terrapins (3-0), with 12 points in the first three games of the season. Her two goals Friday were her third and fourth goals of the year. Dessoye matched her career-high of two goals in a game last September against Massachusetts.
Dessoye put the Terrapins on the board 13:44 in. Freshman Alyssa Parker took two shots that were saved by Old Dominion’s keeper, then Dessoye put it in the net on the third try. In the 29th minute, Dessoye scored off a pass from senior Jill Witmer to make it 2-0 before the break.
The Terrapins held their two-goal lead through most of the second half. With just more than eight minutes to play, senior Hayley Turner was given a yellow card and the Terps played the remainder of the game a player down. Despite being down a player, Hunter and the defense held the Monarchs (1-2) off through their late efforts to get on the board.
Senior Ali McEvoy scored with 3:19 to play off a penalty corner to finalize the score at 3-0.
No. 3 Princeton 3, No. 10 Duke 1
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton opened the season on a winning note, topping No. 10 Duke 3-1 at Bedford Field. The Tigers move to 1-0 while the Blue Devils fall to 2-1. The win also extends Princeton’s winning streak to 14 consecutive victories, a streak dating back to Sept. 28, 2012.
Princeton took the lead early, capitalizing on a penalty corner at 9:35. Senior Michelle Cesan fed the ball in and after a pair of passes to the right side of the circle, Teresa Benvenuti dished the ball inside to Cesan, who chipped in the go-ahead goal at the far post.
In the 48th minute a pair of deflected Princeton shots eventually resulted in a penalty corner. Cesan served the ball in but the Tigers could not find a clear shot in on the cage. After a scrum in front of the goal, junior Allison Evans received the ball at the baseline and lifted it into the air with a cross to an open freshman Hailey Reeves on the near post. Reeves was able to make a clean motion with the ball to send in first career goal at 50:26.
Duke’s Emmie Le Marchand converted on a penalty corner to cut Princeton’s lead to 2-1, very much bringing the Blue Devils back into the contest in the 63rd minute.
After breaking up Princeton’s shutout, Duke removed its goalkeeper and played with 11 field players. The Tigers took a long drive down the far flank and sent the ball into the circle. It would deflect toward the cage off a Blue Devil defender and senior Julia Reinprecht was there to finish it with a tap into the cage at 65:25.
No. 5 Syracuse 3, Michigan State 0
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Four goals by four different scorers led No. 5 Syracuse (3-0) to a 3-0 victory at Michigan State (1-3) at Ralph Young Field. Emma Russell, Leonie Geyer, Lauren Brooks and Karlee Farr scored goals as the Orange controlled play with a 13-3 shot advantage.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jess Jecko improved to 3-0 on the season while recording her first career shutout.
Russell, a sophomore forward, started the scoring in the 22nd minute when she came down the left side following a steal and scored her third goal of the season.
In the 35th minute, Geyer converted on a penalty corner attempt to make it a 2-0 game. The goal was the second of the season for Geyer, a senior midfielder.
In the second half, Brooks scored off an assist by Geyer giving the Orange a 3-0 lead. The marker was her third of the season and 19th of her career. The assist gives Geyer a team-high five on the year and 34 for her career, tying her with Sherri Magsam (1986-89) for fourth all-time at Syracuse.
Farr closed out the scoring in the 66th minute when she scored an assist by Russell. It was the first collegiate goal for Farr.
Temple 3, No. 6 Penn State 0
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- On the back of impressive performances from senior Molly Doyle and redshirt junior Lizzy Millen, Temple field hockey upset and shut out No. 6 Penn State (1-2) on the road by a score of 3-0. Doyle scored twice and Millen recorded six saves in the victory, which was the Owls' first against Penn State since 1983.
The win is the second for Temple (2-1) against a Big Ten team already this season, and is only the second-ever win against Penn State in a total of 33 games between the two teams.
All three of the Owls' goals were scored on penalty corners, of which they had four in the game while Penn State earned 12.
Doyle set the tone with a goal less than six minutes into the game off assists from Nicole Kroener and Mandi Shearer on a corner. In the 28th minute, Doyle assisted on a goal by Amber Youtz, also resulting from a corner.
The 2-0 lead held through the rest of the first half and most of the second, until Temple added one more with seven and a half minutes remaining. It was Doyle yet again, striking a shot into goal off a Penn State defender thanks to assists from Kroener and Rachel Steinman.
No. 7 Virginia 6, Yale 1
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Virginia earned a 6-1 road victory at Yale with freshman Caleigh Foust logging the first hat trick of her career, including scoring the game-winning goal.
Riley Tata scored her third goal in three games, tapping in a long pass from senior Carissa Vittese just under 18 minutes into the game, to give Virginia (3-0) a 2-0 lead.
The Cavaliers led 5-0 when Yale's Gabrielle Garcia broke up the shutout, taking off on a breakaway and getting around Virginia junior goalie Jenny Johnstone at the 44:43 mark.
Virginia dominated the pace of play and the action, outshooting Yale 30-5 in the Bulldogs' season opener and the first game on Yale's new blue AstroTurf playing surface.
Senior Elly Buckley added to her team-leading points tally with back-to-back goals scored 80 seconds apart in the first five minutes of the second half. Buckley also had an assist, setting up Virginia's first goal of the game, scored by Foust 10:09 into the contest. Buckley scored both of her goals on passes from Chloe Pendlebury, one off a corner and the other a shot after a cross from the far side of the circle.