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MM 9.9: Maryland women’s soccer ends in 1-1 draw with George Washington

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.


Maryland women’s soccer took a lead into the 75th minute of action on Sunday against George Washington, but ultimately left Washington, D.C., with a 1-1 draw.

The Terrapins broke through in the 50th minute, when Mikayla Dayes beat the Colonials defense for her team-leading third goal of the season. The junior midfielder had just three scores in her career entering 2019, but she’s off to a blistering start thus far.

The rest of the Terps attack had its chances all afternoon, registering 16 shots, eight of which were on goal. However, it couldn’t beat George Washington keeper Tamaki Machi, and those missed opportunities would cost Maryland.

The team was outclassed on the offensive end by George Washington, as the home team took 23 shots and landed 12 on goal. The Terrapins back line held them in check for most of the day, but it couldn’t keep the Colonials out of the net forever. In the 76th minute, redshirt sophomore forward Rachel Sorkenn found an opening to tie the score at one goal apiece.

The final 14 minutes of regulation came and went without either side besting the other for a game-winning goal. And after 20 minutes of overtime couldn’t decide a victor, the match ended with a draw. Had it not been for the superb performances from each keeper — Maryland’s Erin Seppi recorded 11 saves, Machi racked up seven — the score could have been more inflated, but alas, both teams could only muster up a single goal each.

In other news

A lot happened this weekend in regards to Maryland football:

Maryland field hockey kicked off the B1G/ACC Cup with a win over No. 13 Boston College on Friday, but Sunday didn’t go as well, as the Terps dropped their first game of the season to No. 3 Duke, 1-0.

Maryland men’s soccer won a national championship the last time it was in California, but this time around wasn’t as successful, as the Terps fell to UCLA, 3-2, in the latest edition of the rivalry.

Maryland volleyball had a tough time in Texas this weekend — the Terps lost two of their three matches at the UTSA Classic in San Antonio.

The Big Ten East and SEC West are very well-represented in this week’s AP Top 25.

In Pro Terps news, former Terp Jermaine Carter Jr. came up big with a blocked punt for the Panthers in Week 1.

Former Terp tight end Vernon Davis showed off his athleticism, completely leaping over a defender for this acrobatic touchdown.

In recruiting news, potential Maryland target Cam Hayes has reclassified into the 2020 men’s basketball class.

The Maryland-dominated Whipsnakes of the Premier Lacrosse League are headed to the championship in the league’s inaugural season.

Former Maryland baseball player Lamonte Wade had himself a day on Sunday.

Maryland women’s lacrosse released its 2019 Fall Ball Schedule.

Maryland women’s basketball went to the Maryland football game against No. 21 Syracuse on Saturday to support their fellow Terps.

A few former Terps are headed to the WNBA playoffs after helping the Washington Mystics clinch the No. 1 seed and achieving a record-breaking season.

Maryland women’s soccer defender Alexis Hogarth made the SportsCenter Top 10 after her goal against George Mason.

And finally, we all have our corky gameday superstitions.