maryland beat duke to reach final four! (in field hockey)


Susie Rowe celebrates by showing off her 36in vertical.

The Terps field hockey team erupted for eight goals in a victory over Duke on Saturday.  That win earned the Terps a trip to the Final Four in Louisville, KY.  Maryland was once again led by the big three All-World combination of Susie Rowe, Sarah Scholl, and Katie O’Donnell.  The tournament resumes next Friday, and the Terps will face the winner of the Michigan State/Iowa game, which was suspended due to snow.

A win over Duke is always worth savoring, but this one was extra sweet because it erases Maryland’s memories of an early Second Round departure from last year’s tournament.  Rowe has had an amazing season, and she scored her 70th point on Sunday, a Terp record.  Thanks to the UK for sending her and Emma Thomas to Maryland.  They have been Maryland’s greatest import from England since the tricorner hat. [My apologies for the lame colonial reference, but I couldn’t think of anything else that Maryland would have imported from England other than smallpox, and that’s not too appealing.]

We’ll know by Thanksgiving whether this team completes fulfills its destiny.  In the meantime, congratulations are once again in order. Two more wins to go!


2 Responses to “maryland beat duke to reach final four! (in field hockey)”

  1. 1 M.A.S.H.
    November 17, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Dude…you’re like the Maryland field hockey beat reporter.

    If the tournament is anywhere within a two-mile radius of your home, you should totally go.

  2. 2 terphed
    November 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    I am definitely the biggest Terps Field Hockey fan never to have seen a game this year. They still haven’t sent me my press pass and plane ticket for Louisville. I will be on a hunger strike until that package arrives.

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