Sept. 11, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 7 Maryland men's soccer team got a pair of goals from its captains Friday night as Jason Herrick and Kevin Tangney both netted scores to lead the Terps to a 2-0 conference win against Boston College at Ludwig Field.
Maryland (2-1) got on the board early when Matt Kassel lofted a towering pass into the box in the game's 7th minute. The pass tangled up Terp forward Casey Townsend and Boston College keeper Justin Luthy and deflected to Herrick who one-timed it into the back of the net for his third goal in the last two games.
The game went into the half fairly even on the shot count as the Terps possessed a slight 9-7 advantage.
That would drastically change in the second half as the Terps ran off a total of 14 shots in the stanza, highlighted by Tangney's first career goal in the 75th minute. Kassel tacked on his third assist of the 2009 campaign when his corner kick connected with Tangney's head in the middle of the box for a 2-0 Terrapin lead. Boston College (1-3) managed only two shots in the second period as the Terps youth-laden backline, led by four saves from sophomore keeper Zac MacMath, captured its first shutout of the year.
"You have to find different ways to score and we did that tonight," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "The set piece with Tangney's goal was great and what a testament to him. Kassel had a great game as well and it was good to have a lot of players see action tonight.
"It is always a good thing to get that first conference win under your belt."
Maryland has held Boston College scoreless in its last three meetings, dating back to the 2008 ACC opener in College Park.
The Terps return to non-conference action Tuesday night when they play host to Duquesne at 7:30 p.m.