Oct. 11 could be a fantasy night at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Guys can get a thrill watching attractive, wet ladies racing up and down the field, fans will see a pair of the best teams in the nation competing and the top-ranked, undefeated Terps get a shot at revenge against the defending national champs from Princeton.
Maryland (12-0) hosts the 6-3 Tigers, ranked 9th in the nation, at 6 pm. Admission is free. Parking opens at 4 pm.
When the teams last met, Nov. 16, 2012, in the NCAA semifinals, Teresa Benvenuti converted in the 76th minute to send the Tigers to the championship game. It was the second time Princeton bested the Terps that season.
Maryland enters the game with the nation’s top offense. The Terps lead the country in scoring average (4.97), goals scored per game (5), scoring margin (3.73), assists per game (3.67), and points per game (13.67). Jill Witmer tops the Terps with 25 points in nine games. Anna Dessoye has 23 points in 12 games. Maryland’s defense is only allowing 9 shots per game.
Natalie Hunter (10-0) has served as the Terps primary goalkeeper, tallying 38 saves, a .792 goals against average, 10 goals against and a 1.08 goals against average over 11 games played.
Allison Evans and Benvenuti lead the Princeton attack with 17 and 16 points respectively.
Guys, the women not only have clubs, but they know how to use them.