The ninth-ranked University of Louisville field hockey team fell 1-0 to No. 11 Maryland Sunday at the Terrapins Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.
“A tough loss for our team,” said UofL head coach Justine Sowry. “Our defense was outstanding today and we had opportunities we did not capitalize on. We made some improvements in some areas, but ultimately we had too many turnovers which is a collective challenge for our team. We must continue to address this area of our game consistently both in practice and in games.”
Bodil Keus’ goal in the 48th minute proved be the only goal of the game as the host Terrapins (3-2) kept the Cardinals off the scoreboard for the first time this season.
The teams played through a scoreless first half, after Maryland held an 11-4 edge in shots and each team had one corner. Louisville’s Ayeisha McFerran turned back.
After 12 more scoreless minutes in the second half, the Terrapins broke through with a penalty corner goal from Keus at the 47:01 mark in the game.
In the game, Maryland outshot Louisville 19-8 and held a 5-3 advantage in corners. Senior co-captain Nicole Woods paced the Cardinals’ attack with three shots. Junior Ayeisha McFerran (0-1) collected six saves while freshman AnnMarie Habelow had a defensive save for the Cards. Maryland’s Sarah Holliday (3-2) registered four stops in the game.
The Cardinals (4-2) will return to action on Friday, Sept. 15 when the travel to Durham, N.C. to take on No. 1 Duke in their ACC opener.
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