Hannah Pearce scored Harvard's lone goal against Maryland. (Gil Talbot)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Sophomore Hannah Pearce scored her first goal of the year, but No. 17 Harvard field hockey fell, 3-1, at No. 3 Maryland. Freshman goalkeeper Ellie Shahbo, in her second career appearance, made 10 saves in the cage as Maryland outshot Harvard 15-7 for the afternoon.
The Terps owned a 10-2 advantage on penalty corners.
In a rain-soaked contest, the Crimson took the early lead off a penalty corner, as Pearce scored on a deflection at 17:47 of the first half.
Maryland evened the score just over 10 minutes later, converting on a penalty corner to tie the game at 1-1. In the second half, the Terps took the lead on a penalty stroke by Sabrina Rhodes at 42:19.
Harvard pushed for the equalizer, totaling five shots in the second half, but Maryland sealed the win with a goal at 60:51.
- Hannah Pearce scored her first goal of the season, one year after totaling six in her freshman year.
- Casey Allen (assist) has points in four straight games, and is second on the team with seven points (goal, five assists)
- Harvard fell to 0-3 in the all-time series against Maryland, with this being the first meeting between the two teams since 2005.
- Today marks the first time this season that Harvard has been outshot by an opponent.
Harvard will return to Berylson Field next weekend for games against Northeastern (Friday, Sept. 14) and Massachusetts (Sunday, Sept. 16). Both games will be broadcast on ESPN+.