AMHERST, Mass. - Colleen Barbieri and Paula Infante both recorded two goals and an assist to lead the University of Maryland field hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 8-0 victory against the University of New Hampshire in the season opener for both teams at UMass.
"I thought we did a nice job in terms of individual performances," UNH head coach Robin Balducci said. "They have some international players that just change the face of the game. It's like us playing against the U.S. National Team.
"All things considered, this was a good way to open the season against the very best, so we see what we need to do," Balducci added.
Barbieri opened the scoring 1:02 into the game. Jackie Cinconte and Anja Boettcher scored 62 seconds apart midway through the first half to extend the lead to 3-0, and the Terrapins built a 5-0 advantage through 35 minutes.
UNH starting goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) made five saves and allowed six goals in 42:57 of action. Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.) was credited with six saves and surrendered two tallies in 27:03 of relief.
UMD starting goalie Tori Cano was not credited with a save and Christina Restive stopped one shot in the final 16:53 of the game.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 1 in its home opener vs. Northwestern University. Game time at Memorial Field is 1 p.m.