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Maryland men’s soccer rises to No. 1 in coaches poll

After beating Penn State on Sunday, Maryland is unbeaten through seven matches.

Matthew Regan

The Maryland men’s soccer team climbed three places to the No. 1 spot in Monday’s men’s college soccer coaches’ poll after the three teams ahead of the Terps either lost or drew their matches in the last week.

The Syracuse Orange (7-0-0) rose to No. 2, while the previous No. 1, Notre Dame, fell two spots after losing to Louisville. Maryland (5-0-2) and Syracuse both received 11 first-place votes, but the Terps claimed the top spot due to their advantage in points, 579-564.

The Terps started the season ranked No. 4, then dropped to No. 7 before rising back up to the No. 4 spot.

Big Ten leading scorer Gordon Wild is tied for third in the nation in goals with eight, and scored twice in the Terps’ 3-2 overtime win over Penn State on Sunday.

Sasho Cirovski and the Terps host No. 22 Michigan State (5-1-0) at Ludwig Field on Friday, as Maryland continues conference play. The Spartans have won both of their matches in Big Ten play.