Maryland field hockey peppered UC Davis goalkeeper Chelsea Bigelow with shots in the early-goings Monday, continuing the Terps’ offensive onslaught that began late in Sunday’s win over Cal.
Forward Bibi Donraadt scored for Maryland midway through the opening period, opening a sieve the Aggies weren’t capable of closing against one of the nation’s premier programs. The Terps scored twice more over the span of nine minutes to take a commanding three-goal lead, one in which Maryland didn’t relinquish.
No. 4 Maryland scored three more times in the second half en route to a 6-1 victory over UC Davis, securing the team’s best start (3-0) since the 2013 season. The Terps made it to the NCAA Final Four that year, where they lost to Duke 3-2.
On their winning streak, the Terps have only allowed one goal. Maryland toppled Pacific 3-0 on Friday and defeated Cal 5-0 on Sunday. The one goal given up came in the final minute against the Aggies, with backup goalkeeper Skye Joegriner in the net.
In all three games, Maryland has allowed just nine shots, compared to 61 of its own.
Forward Linnea Gonzales and defender Bodil Keus both played a big hand in the team’s scoring dominance in Monday’s game. Gonzales found the net twice in the victory, while Keus notched a goal and an assist, plus put five shots up.
Donraadt added her second goal of the game in the waning moments of the contest to supply Maryland its highest goal tally this year.
The Terps’ streak will be tested as they face a tough schedule ahead. The team travels back to College Park for the Big Ten/ACC Cup Tournament, where it’s set to face No. 13 Boston College on Friday and No. 3 Duke on Sunday.