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Maryland women’s soccer vs. Pepperdine final score, with 3 things to know from the Terps 1-0 loss

The Waves snapped the Terps’ two-game winning streak.

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A foul called on Maryland’s Jlon Flippens just outside the box in overtime gave the Pepperdine Waves’ Rylee Baisden a free kick, which she converted on, to score the only goal of the game and take down the Terps, 1-0. Throughout the second half, Maryland goalie Rachel Egyed was challenged in goal and made save after save, until Baisden’s shot in the 99th minute.

The loss dropped the Terps to 2-2-1, while No. 25 Pepperdine improved to 4-1.

Pepperdine outshot Maryland 19-12, but after the first 10 minutes it was even match between the two teams. Both teams had chances late in the second half, but the Waves broke through in the extra period.

Despite giving up the deciding goal, Rachel Egyed had a stellar game. She had a career-high seven saves, and answered the bell every time Maryland needed her too. She made a diving save to start the second half, and made a game-saving stop in overtime deflecting a Baisden shot high into the air with her fist.

“She’s insane,” Jarena Harmon said of Egyed after the game, “she really sets the bar high for the rest of the team.”

Pepperdine dominated early, getting off four shots in the first ten minutes of the game. Only junior Bri Visalli’s shot was on target, and it was saved by Stephanie Senn. The Waves had another chance in the 27th minute when Katy Byrne tried to get by two defenders, but she was tripped up. They ended up with nine shots in the first half, to Maryland’s five.

After starting off slow, the Terps settled in, and Jarena Harmon created most of the opportunities. Harmon had her first shot in the 5th minute, and had more chances as the half went on. In the 21st minute, she made a spin move to get past the defender, but the shot went over the crossbar. She made a similar move in the 40th minute, but the shot was deflected by a Pepperdine defender.

Rachel Egyed replaced Senn in the second half, and continued to get challenged by the Waves. She saved shots from Visalli in the 48th and 51st minute, and a shot from Hailey Stenberg in the 58th minute. The game slowed down after that, and there were no shots for 12 minutes.

Following the lull in the action, Chelsea Jackson charged at a ball in the box, but her shot was blocked. In the 83rd minute, Harmon had it on the left side and passed to Jackson, whose shot was deflected by Pepperdine goalie Hannah Seabert. Maryland mustered one last chance in the final minute of the second half as Cassie Phillips sent a pass to Harmon, who put the shot left of the net.

The Waves had chances as well. In the 78th minute, Egyed saved a shot from Ashley Buck, and made a great save on a shot by Baisden in the 88th minute. It looked like Pepperdine would take the lead in the 80th minute, as Egyed collided with Nicole Leggio, but the Waves couldn’t convert with Egyed out of the net.

In extra time, Egyed made another solid save, this time deflecting a Baisden shot high with her fist. But she couldn’t stop Baisden’s free kick, which ended the game with 1:43 left in the first overtime.

Three things to know

  1. Maryland tested one of the better teams in the country: Coach Ray Leone said he wasn’t sure what to expect this game, but his team gave a solid performance. They created opportunities throughout the game, and although they came up short, they didn’t look intimidated by the No. 25 team in the country.

2. Jarena Harmon had some fancy foot work: Harmon had great moves in the first half, including numerous spin-moves. She’s really taken the initiative the past few games to create offense.

3. Jlon Flippens doesn’t play like a freshman: Flippens, the only freshman that plays consistent minutes, continues to impress. Although she’s listed as a midfielder on the roster, she has played mostly defense and made a lot of great plays today.