FH: Hofstra Falls At No. 1 Maryland
Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications
The Terps improved to 12-0 on the season while Hofstra, which was playing the second of four consecutive top 20 opponents, slipped to 5-9.
Fluharty opened the scoring just 7:34 into the game, picking up a rebound off a penalty corner and putting it past Hofstra senior goalie Kaitlyn De Turo (10 saves). It was her sixth goal of the season. McEvoy boosted the lead to 2-0 almost 13 minutes later on a shot from the left corner of the circle that she put into the top right of the goal for her sixth tally of the season.
Just 2:30 later, McEvoy notched her second of the game on a penalty stroke goal for a 3-0 lead. Fluharty then scored her second of the game with 6:54 to play in the half off a pass from seniors Hayley Turner and McEvoy on a penalty corner.
The Terps outshot the Pride, 18-2 and took seven corners while not allowing one in the first half. Hofstra junior Jonel Boileau took both shots with junior Brooke Cabrera (2 saves in 46:53) making the save on both of them. De Turo made nine saves in the first 35 minutes. Cabrera would be relieved in the second half by sophomore Jill Genovese.
The score stayed that way until the 53rd minute when senior Jill Witmer scored her 10th goal of the year on a baseline shot for a 5-0 advantage. Less than a minute later, junior Welma Luus recorded her third goal of the year, on a reverse shot, for the Terps final goal. Boileau had a chance to break up the shutout in the 62nd minute but her shot banged off the post. Hofstra was outshot in the contest, 24-5 with Maryland taking eight corners to the Pride’s one.
Hofstra returns to action on Sunday, October 13 when the Pride host 19th-ranked Drexel in a Colonial Athletic Association contest. Game time at the Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium is 1 p.m.