No. 6 Terps Fall Short to No. 24 MSU

Sept. 3, 2010

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - No. 6 Maryland dropped a wild match at Ludwig Field Friday night, falling to No. 24 Michigan State, 4-3, in overtime.

MSU's Domenic Barone headed in the winning goal with 4:11 remaining in the first overtime period to give the Terps their first loss of the 2010 campaign.

Maryland rallied from behind after trailing 2-0 via a pair of unconventional Michigan State goals, including an own goal in the 16th minute of play.

Matt Kassel threaded the Spartan lead to one when he connected on a penalty kick after Doug Rodkey was brought down in the box at 76:08 to shift some vital momentum toward the Terrapin sideline.

The Ludwig Field crowd of 4,451 was then treated to an electrifying 28 seconds of play, which consisted of three goals and a lead change. Junior midfielder Kaoru Forbess tied the match courtesy of a tremendous serve from Matt Oduaran on the far sideline at 88:38. A mere 19 seconds later, Rodkey's header off a Kassel free kick gave Maryland its first lead of the young season.

Spartan midfielder Brent Rosendall then capitalized on a breakaway attempt nine seconds later to end the scoring flurry and force overtime where Barone eventually notched the game-winner in the 96th minute.

Michigan native Casey Townsend had six shots for the Terps to lead all players as Maryland outshot MSU a staggering 22-7.

"We are going to go pick ourselves up, obviously things didn't turn out our way, but that's why you play these sort of games early in the year," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "We knew Michigan State was going to be a very good team.

"I think it's a game that could have gone either way. Obviously we had the statistical edge both territorial and with possession, but their efficiency was out of this world."

Maryland will look to recover quickly as they play host to Northeastern at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Ludwig Field.