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Terps Soccer Beats UNC, Wins Nat'l Championship

There is some consistent Terp success in at least one sport: men's soccer.

Graham Zusi scored from 18 yards midway through the second half to lift Maryland to its second NCAA men's soccer championship in four years, a 1-0 victory over ACC rival North Carolina at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Tex., today.

The goal capped a spectacular weekend for Zusi, a senior midfielder who beat St. John's in the semifinals with a 26-yard free kick late in overtime. In the 68th minute of the final, Jeremy Hall's shot inside the penalty area was blocked by a defender and deflected into Zusi's path for a powerful one-timer into the lower left corner.

Great to see Terps winning, in any sport. The Maryland men's soccer program is one of the most dominant programs at any college in any sport. Sasho Cirovski has this team as one of the best every single year, and picks up 5* recruits like its nothing. I could take this time to complain about the lack of success from the football and basketball programs, or attack Debbie Yow's "27 Sports" strategy, but I won't. This team deserves all the praise they get. Wonderful job by Sasho and all the players, especially Zusi, who had a great few games.