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MM 3.29: Maryland women’s soccer falls to Minnesota, 1-0

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

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Maryland women’s soccer fought hard against Minnesota, but ultimately fell short, 1-0 due to an early goal.

The only goal of the game came just two minutes in by Minnesota’s forward McKenna Buisman, assisted by midfielder Katie Duong. Other than Buisman’s goal, starting Terps goalie Krista Varrichione had five saves in the first half before goalkeeper Kennedy Tolson took over in the second half.

One of the main themes of the season, which played out again in today’s loss, is Maryland’s few shots and shots on goal compared to their opponents, 16-7 and 9-4 respectively.

Despite being 0-8-2 and last in the Big Ten standings, head coach Ray Leone says his team is playing strong and is facing the mental roadblock of their goal drought, which has spanned the last five games.

“I’m competitive as a person as you’ll ever meet, but I also recognize that they’re giving everything humanly possible, and they played some really good soccer today,” said Leone.

The Terps are set to play the newly crowned Big Ten Champions Penn State on Saturday, April 3.

In Other News

No. 2 seed Maryland women’s basketball’s season came to a halt, falling to No. 6 seed Texas in the Sweet Sixteen.

A strong second quarter helped Maryland men’s lacrosse defeat Rutgers, 13-9.

Maryland men’s soccer took down Northwestern, 2-1.

Maryland volleyball lost to Rutgers, 3-1.

Struggles continued for Maryland baseball as the Terps dropped Sunday’s doubleheader.

Maryland women’s lacrosse fell hard to Northwestern 25-12.

Maryland softball lost to Ohio State 9-1.

Mark Turgeon and his staff have begun working on solidifying next year’s roster.

Former Terp Stephanie Jones will join the Connecticut Sun for training camp, becoming the latest Terp to join the franchise.

Maryland football mourned the loss of former player Rich Novak.

Maryland men’s basketball wished Terp great Len Elmore a happy birthday.

Maryland women’s lacrosse is focused on rebounding against No. 3 Northwestern today.