Jake Rozhansky, Amar Sejdic, Gordon Wild and George Campbell each scored one goal apiece to lead the No. 1 Maryland men’s soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Northwestern Friday night in Evanston.
In arguably their most comfortable win of the season so far, the Terps (7-0-2) pressed from the onset and held up the ball throughout the 90 minutes to keep the Wildcats (2-7-1) at bay. The match was a fairly open affair, but Northwestern never looked to be in it. Maryland punished the Wildcats with fluid, simple passing and possession play.
Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski’s starting lineup remained unchanged from last week’s matchup against No. 25 Michigan State. Andrew Samuels made his second start in a row in place of Diego Silva.
Rozhansky put the Terps up 1-0 in the 11th minute. Sejdic began a move from the edge of the Terps’ final third, picking out Sebastian Elney in the box, who laid it off to Rozhansky for his third goal of the season.
Maryland went into the break up one goal and leading the Wildcats 9-3 on shots, already looking cozy. However, the offense really started clicking in the second half.
Sejdic doubled the Terps’ lead in the 51st minute, scoring off Rozhansky’s rebound initially saved by Wildcats goalkeeper Francisco Tomasino. Ten minutes later, Gordon Wild, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, headed in Maryland’s third goal to effectively put the game to bed. It was his ninth of the season. George Campbell put the final touch on the scoreline in the 80th minute, tapping the ball into the empty net thanks to a brilliant run and cross from Silva.
This was Maryland’s fourth straight win; the Terps are now unbeaten in nine games this season.
Maryland comes home to face San Diego on Monday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on BTN Plus.