Maryland women’s soccer (3-13-1,1-8) lost its seventh straight on Sunday, 1-0 to Indiana (7-7-3, 4-3-2). This was also the fourth straight game the Terps were held scoreless, their longest streak since 2006.
Marissa Borschke had the lone goal for the Hoosiers in the 34th minute off a corner kick, and that result stood for the rest of the match.
Indiana outshot Maryland 10-6, and the Hoosiers’ best chances came in the first half. Rachel Egyed did the best she could to keep Indiana off the board, but the Terps failed again on corners.
Indiana only outshot Maryland 5-4 in the first half, but controlled possession for most of the period. The Hoosiers had a few runs on goal in the first ten minutes, but couldn’t get any looks on goal.
The Terps struggled to maintain possession in the first half, but had a chance in the 19th minute when Jlon Flippens had a shot blocked. Lisa Bianchini charged in to try to put back the rebound, but Kylie Kirk cleared it before she could get a foot on it.
Indiana continued to attack, but Egyed was there for Maryland. She saved a shot from Abby Allen in the 25th minute, and made a diving save to deflect a shot from Macy Miller.
After getting numerous runs at the goal, the Hoosiers finally scored in the 34th minute when Borschke headed in a corner kick, the fifth straight goal the Terps have allowed off a corner. Borschke headed the ball straight down, and it bounced up and over Egyed’s hands.
Jarena Harmon and Chelsea Jackson were both held out of the starting lineup for the first time all season, but made an immediate impact when they entered the game in the 26th minute. Harmon had a shot saved in the 30th minute, and put a header wide a minute later.
The Terps continued to look for chances in the second half, but came up empty, mostly from Jackson and Harmon.
Jackson got a piece of a header on a corner in the 55th minute, and had a shot go wide in the 67th minute. She was looking for Harmon in the 70th minute, but the ball just rolled past her.
Harmon had Maryland’s last chance in the final minute, but she just missed the net.
The Terps are back in action on Friday when they take on Iowa in the final home game of the season. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
Three things to know
- Maryland can’t stop corner kicks: It might sound like a broken record, but corner kicks were again the difference on the scoreboard. The Terps have given up their last five goals on corner kicks, ruining what have been good efforts by the defense.
- Jackson and Harmon created more chances today: After being stymied on offense for the past few games, the Big Ten’s second leading scoring duo was much more active on offense today. Both had numerous chances to tie the game up, and missed shots just in front of the goal in the second half.
- Maryland will not play in the Big Ten tournament: Although it was a long shot, today’s loss means Maryland will not be playing in the Big Ten tournament. This was expected headed into the season, but it also means that the Terps still haven’t played in the tournament since joining the conference in 2014.