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Oct. 16, 2022 — Maryland 4, Rutgers 3

POSTGAME That’s all for now; good night, good hockey

POSTGAME It all goes to show you that when you score a goal, your most vulnerable time is the next couple of minutes afterwards

FULL TIME Holy cow! What did we just see? Four goals in the last five minutes! And what a finish from Donradt to give Maryland the regular-season title in the Big Ten!

59:11 UMD GOAL Bibi Donradt gets a deflected pass and chops it in by a helpless Thomas; Leah Crouse will claim the goal on the deflection and Maryland leads 4-3! What a game!

58:11 RU GOAL On a seemingly innocuous play, Rutgers gets an angled shot from Causarano and we are tied 3-3 with all to play for!

56:25 RU GOAL And just like that, the Knights push forward as Van Ek scores; Maryland leads 3-2

55:35 UMD PC Deflected into the air by Rutgers flyer Lucy Bannatyne and Donradt scoops up the goodies; Maryland leads 3-1

55:00 Riley Donnelly feeds a cross at the doorstep that somehow eludes two Maryland sticks

53:30 Causarano with an offensive foray; Kieft with a sliding save!

49:31 RU PC Tipped ball batted off the line by Maryland poster Nathalie Fiechter! What a play!

48:49 UMD PC Leah Crouse takes the insert, bunts it right to change the angle, and buries it! Maryland leads 2-1

48:00 Crouse with an adventuresome run into the circle and almost wrong-foots Thomas but she saves it!

46:00 A hopeful ball finds Crouse all by her lonesome in the circle but she cannot handle the hard pass

45:00 The final quarter is under way

END THIRD The horn sounds with the sides on level terms

42:59 UMD PC Shot from up top is booted away by Howard

42:34 UMD PC Bad set, van Rootselaar is tackled; we’ll re-rack

40:23 UMD PC Hi-lo fails and an angled shot repelled by Howard; a 23M for Rutgers results

40:23 VAR REVIEW Back to the screens to see if the Rutgers defensive foul warrants a corner; it does

39:13 UMD GOAL And Margot Lawn finds a sliver of space and puts it in! We are level, 1-1

39:00 RU YELLOW Vicky Jure is off for five minutes for delay of game

37:36 UMD PC Blocked by corner flyer Bridy Molyneux

36:11 UMD PC van Rootselaar’s shot is saved; rebound blocked!

33:30 RU GREEN Lucy Bannatyne is off for stick obstruction

32:55 RU GREEN Marique Siudonne is off for the stick tackle

31:12 RU PC Shot saved by Maryland goalie Page Kieft; rebound cleared!

31:00 Maryland coughs it up in the defensive third yields a shot that goes wide, but a corner is called

30:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME Credit to center backs Guillermina Causarano and Iris Langejans and goalie Sophia Howard for their work thus far on Rutgers’ behalf

HALFTIME Rutgers has used the same formula as it did a year ago to gain the top seed in the NCAA Tournament: get the lead and hold on with defense

HALFTIME Maryland has gotten a good first-half performance from Donradt, who has been putting in the work. At times she looks like a one-woman left-wing lock as she leads the Terps’ press

HALFTIME The horn sounds with Rutgers leading 1-0

28:58 van Rootselaar is off with the injury; I have seen this kind of incident penalized for danger in indoor hockey

28:58 Time is out due to an injury to Danielle van Rootselaar; a Rutgers attacker did a swivel move to unload a pass and struck van Rootselaar in the arm

26:23 UMD PC Flick is saved by Howard! She is having a good half thus far

20:02 UMD PC Defensed by Guillermina Causarano

17:59 UMD PC Weak shot is parried away; rebound is sent across to a wide-open Dondradt and Sophia Howard makes one of the best saves you’ll ever see! Went to ground and got a stick on it!

15:00 The die is cast; can Rutgers play 45 minutes of defense against one of the best offenses in Division I?

END FIRST The horn sounds with Rutgers leading 1-0

13:34 UMD PC A well-struck shot by van Rootselaar is sticked away by Rutgers goalie Sophia Howard

7:10 Margot Lawn cracks it across the face of goal, but does little except almost take out the referee

4:31 RU PC and GOAL Maurique Diudonne with a low flick into the corner and the Knights lead 1-0

4:31 VAR CHECK for a Rutgers PC, which was awarded for a stick obstruction; play stands as called

2:30 High shot by Rutgers flies across the face of goal and a 16Y for Maryland is the result

0:00 The game is on

PREGAME Rutgers us in the all-white with scarlet and black trim; Maryland is in the black with red numbers and trim that looks like the Crossland and Lord Baltimore flags

PREGAME The teams are warming up under cloudy skies, temperatures around 68 with a light breeze

PREGAME Maryland has dominated the series between these two sides, but Rutgers won the last game 1-0 up in Piscataway

PREGAME Rutgers was, last year, the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and were an overtime goal from the Final Four. They are led by Indy Van Ek, Iris Langejans, and Marique Dieudonne, who have three goals each

PREGAME Maryland last year was a national semifinal participant but lost a game away from the title match. The Terps are led by Danielle van Rootselaar, Bibi Donradt, and Leah Crouse

PREGAME Rutgers is 7-6 on the season, Maryland is 11-1

PREGAME Hello, and welcome to The Field Hockey and Lacrosse Stadium in College Park, Md. for this Big Ten Conference match between Maryland and Rutgers