COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland women's soccer team is set to face off with Nebraska Thursday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. at Hibner Stadium.
Tracking the Terps
• Down 2-0 to No. 12 Wisconsin at the half last Friday, Maryland rallied back with a pair of goals to tie the Badgers 2-2. Freshman Gi Krstec scored her first career goal to cut the deficit in half before junior Jenna Surdick's first career goal as a Terp tied the match. Maryland dropped a 3-1 decision to Minnesota on Friday, with Madison Turner scoring the lone goal for the Terps.
• With a win and a draw in Big Ten play, Maryland has surpassed its Big Ten point total for last season.
• The Terps picked up their first Big Ten victory of the season at Illinois. Senior Kate Waters scored on a beautiful 22-yard strike with under 10 minutes to go to give Maryland the win.
• Maryland romped through its nonconference schedule with an undefeated 6-0-1 record. Maryland outscored its opponents 12-4 during that run and racked up 99 shots. It was the Terps’ first unbeaten nonconference slate since 2011.
• Redshirt senior Hope Gouterman is Maryland’s only player to start all 12 matches. Gouterman, who also serves as Maryland’s team captain, has logged a team-high 1,159 minutes and has notched her first two assists of her career this season.
• Sophomore Jlon Flippens has been a force on both ends for the Terps this season. The Philadelphia native has been a stalwart in the back for Maryland while also shining on set pieces. Flippens has two goals and three assists this season, including a game winning penalty kick against George Mason.
• Maryland has seen numerous freshmen contribute to the squad’s success this season. Before an injury, Mikayla Dayes had racked up three goals and two assists and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Dayes’ twin sister Malikae has been a force in central defense in her three starts.
• Senior Madison Turner, after playing all of the field last season, has settled into a more advanced role this season. That has translated into three goals and an assist, including a game winner against William & Mary.
• Turner, Flippens and junior Jarena Harmon were Maryland’s Big Ten Players to Watch. Harmon has scored a goal and notched an assist so far this season. Maryland has gotten goals from nine different players so far this season.
• Head coach Ray Leone is in his second season at the helm of the Maryland women’s soccer team. The Severna Park, Md., native spent nine years at Harvard, where he led the Crimson to five NCAA Tournament appearances and five Ivy League titles.
Building Sustained Excellence
The 2017 rebound of the Maryland women's soccer program was featured in last week's Terps Digest. The article can be found here.
Maryland brings in a dynamic freshmen class of 15 student athletes that all have the ability to contribute. More information on the class can be found here.
Gouterman on Hear the Turtle
Senior captain Hope Gouterman appeared on the Sept. 4 episode of Hear The Turtle, the offical podcast of Maryland Athletics. Gouterman dicussed the team's hot start, among a variety of topics. Gouterman has two assists this season and played the most minutes on the team (781) this season.
The interview can be heard here.