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Maryland 4, St. John's 0: Men's soccer gets its first win of the season

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The team emerges undefeated from their season-opening trip to Indiana.

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Maryland men's scocer secured its first win against St. John's Sunday, beating the Red Storm 4-0 at the Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Indiana.

The Terps' big scoring barrage came five minutes into the second half, starting when freshman Aram Sejdic scored his second goal of the day. Midfielder Jake Areman scored less than a minute later, and freshman Sebastain Elney  found the back of the net four minutes after on an assist from Mael Corboz.

Five freshmen were in the starting lineup for Maryland. After the team's scoreless double-overtime draw with Notre Dame Friday, Sejdic scored the Terps' first goal of the season and the first goal of his career in the ninth minute. Eyrk Williamson led the team in shots and shots on goal, and Sebastian Elney scored and added an assist.

After Zack Steffen's departure, the team has still not settled on a permanent goalkeeper.

Coach Sasho Cirovski said both goalkeepers would see time in the first month, and he wasted no time fulfilling that promise. Freshman Dayne St. Clair made his first start in goal Sunday after redshirt junior goalkeeper Cody Niedermeier drew the start Friday. So far neither has allowed a goal.

St. Clair, who played goalkeeper for Canada's U-18 team, made four saves on the day. This solid performance came against a St. John's team that isn't particularly highly ranked, but he'll still likely get another start very soon.

The Terps dominated in the shots-on-goal department at a 13-4 clip, and had a 31-8 shots advantage.

Graduate transfer Cody Albrecht came off the bench in the 25th minute to face his former team in his first appearance of the season.

Cirovski once again made use of his deep bench and his deep crop of freshmen. After using nine subs to Notre Dame's three in the first game, Cirovski used 12 men off the bench against St. John's.

The undefeated Terps face preseason No. 1 UCLA (1-0) in their home opener at Friday Ludwig Field.