For the first time this season, Maryland women’s soccer didn’t end a match with a victory, as the Terps played Furman to a 1-1 draw.
Similar to Friday’s game at Gardner-Webb, Maryland struck first, but allowed a late goal that forced overtime. However, this time the Terps couldn’t finish off the opponent, and they now head home with a 3-0-1 record.
The Terps’ first goal was also the first time they scored within the first 45 minutes of a game this season. Mikayla Dayes sent a cross in front of the net, where Chelsea Jackson was waiting to score. That marked Jackson’s second goal of the season and the fourth straight game with a point for Dayes.
Furman picked up its play in the second half, generating more consistent offense than it did in the first. At the 71-minute mark, Furman caught Maryland off guard with a short corner pass, and the Paladins gained position in front of the net, which ended in a Jenny Allen goal.
In overtime, Furman continued its strong play, challenging a tired Maryland defense. Rachel Egyed had to make two big saves in the first ten minutes to keep the Terps in the game, but the Paladins had control throughout the extra times.
Rachel Egyed only played the second half and overtime against Gardner-Webb, but she played the full match against Furman. After an easier first half, only needing to make one save, Egyed faced five shots on goal in the second half, saving four. In total, she faced eight shots, the most she’s faced so far this season.
Unlike Gardner-Webb, Furman outplayed Maryland in many areas. The Paladins outshot the Terps 18-11, including 10-4 in the second half. Additionally, Jlon Flippens and Gi Krstec earned yellow cards, and Furman only out-fouled Maryland by three, 17-14. However, the Paladins played aggressively all game, culminating in four offsides compared to none for the Terps.
Maryland returns home Thursday to take on Richmond in College Park in a match scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Three Things to Know
- For the second straight game, Maryland was outplayed in the second half. After having stronger second halves in the first two games, Maryland came out hot and cooled off for the second time in three days. The Terps have yet to play a strong 90 minutes, still looking for some consistency.
- Chelsea Jackson had a busy game. Besides scoring Maryland’s first goal, Jackson was the most active of Maryland forwards. Her four shots tied the game-lead, and she was the Maryland player with the most energy throughout the contest.
- Maryland played a very physical game. As proven with their two yellow cards, the Terps played more physically than they did in any of the previous three games. It may have been due to fatigue, but Maryland’s 14 fouls are the most in one game this season for the Terps.