In their only game of the week, the #8 Women’s Soccer team traveled to Chestnut Hill to take on the 23rd ranked Eagles on Thursday night. BC took an early 1-0 lead scoring off a penalty corner in the 11th minute. Scoring the first goal of her career, freshman Shannon Collins evened the score with an unassisted blast from 25 yards some 13 minutes later. Another freshman, Gabby Galanti knocked in another unassisted goal with just over 6 minutes remaining in the half allowing the Terps to carry a 2-1 lead into halftime despite being out shot 9-5 and giving up a 5-2 edge in corners. The Eagles turned up the pressure in the second half finally breaking through on a penalty kick by their leading scorer Kristin Mewis in the 67th minute. The game remained knotted at 2-2 forcing the Terps into their second overtime game in ACC play. Just over a minute into the extra period, junior Haley Brock took a pass from Becky Kaplan and scored on a breakaway sliding under the BC goalkeeper. The Terps were able to make that goal stand up and leave Boston still atop the ACC standings with a 6-0-1 mark. The Terps wrap up the ACC regular season with home games against Miami on Thursday night at 7pm before taking on the #1 ranked undefeated and untied Florida Seminoles at 1 pm on Sunday the 21st.
On the men’s side, the number 1 ranked Terps took their show on the road for games at Rutgers and Duke coming out on the long end of identical 2-1 scores. In Friday night’s game in Durham, John Stertzer broke a 6 game goal scoring drought with a header in the 13th minute. The Devils tied the score off a corner kick less than 15 minutes later but the Terps were able to answer back and take the lead for good on a goal from Cristiano Francois with 4 minutes remaining in the half. It is the second straight game in which the freshman from Newark has scored a goal. For the game the Terps out shot the ugly blues 19-8 including 11-3 in the second half. It was reported that a number of students from Maryland’s “Crew” made the trip to Durham to spook the Dukes.
While some of you were attending Maryland “Mehness” Friday night in the main gym, the Volleyball team was facing off against Miami in the Pavilion. With a still depleted roster missing junior outside hitter Mary Cushman and up and coming freshman OH Kamrin Gold, the Terps fell in 3 sets to the 15-3 (7-1 ACC) ‘Canes. The Terps were able to extend each of the first two sets into overtime holding set points in each before falling by identical 26-24 scores. Miami took control early in the third set and was able to close out the match 25-17. Terp freshman Mackenzie Dagostino equaled a career high with 35 assists while sophomore middle blocker Adrenee Elliott continued her torrid hitting with a .444 kill percentage. Junior Sarah Harper led the team with 11 digs. The Terps will take on the twelfth ranked Florida State Seminoles on Sunday at 1 pm in the Comcast Pavilion.
To end this report on an up note, the sixth ranked Field Hockey team faced off against number 8 Old Dominion in Norfolk. The Terps got a measure of revenge for an early season 2-1 home loss to the Lady Monarchs taking care of business 5-2. Sophomore Maxine Fluharty bracketed the scoring with goals in the first and final minutes The Terps surrendered the early lead giving up consecutive goals with ODU taking its first and only lead with just over 12 minutes remaining in the first half. The Terps got the equalizer when senior co-captain Janessa Pope scored her second goal of the season knocking in a rebound off a missed penalty corner. The Terps regained the lead for good when fellow senior co-captain and Honda Award winner Megan Frazer scored from 10 yards out on an assist from the aforementioned Fluharty. Freshman Sarah Sprink added an insurance score with her third goal of the season off an assist from Harriet Tibble before Fluharty iced the game with just over a minute remaining. The Terps will face-off against UC Davis at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex at 1 pm on Sunday in their annual Pink Game.