The No. 8 Maryland men's soccer team continues its four game homestand with a match against ACC newcomer Pittsburgh Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
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Men’s Soccer LIVE on TerpsTV
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• Friday, Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh – ACC/Pitt Welcome, Indian Guides
• Tuesday, Oct. 1 vs. Tulsa – Terrapin Tuesdays, Boy Scout Night
• Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Boston College – Residential Halls Challenge, Terrapin Club Night
• Tuesday, Oct. 15 vs. Marshall – Indian Guides, Power in Pink, Terrapin Tuesdays
• Saturday, Oct. 19 vs. Wake Forest – Red Out, Alumni Night, Pride Game
• Tuesday, Oct. 22 vs. Drexel – Terrapin Tuesdays, International Night
• Friday, Nov. 1 vs. NC State – Senior Night, ACC Farewell Game, MVP Night, High School
Scouting The Terps
• The Terps return seven starters from a year ago when the squad advanced to the College Cup for the first time since 2008 and boasted the top winning percentage in the nation.
2013 Maryland Terrapins: 2-2-3, 2-0-1 ACC
(NSCAA #8, Soccer America #14, TopDrawerSoccer.com #17)
• Included in that mix of returning starters is 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy winner Patrick Mullins. The New Orleans, product was the ACC Offensive Most Valuable Player, registering team-highs in goals (17), assists (10) and points (44). Sophomore Schillo Tshuma will be looked upon to generate scoring as well after tallying 10 goals in 2012.
• Gone from last year’s starting midfield is All-American John Stertzer, who was drafted 12th overall by Real Salt Lake in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. However, the cupboard is far from empty with returning starters Dan Metzger and Sunny Jane and spot starters Tsubasa Endoh, Jereme Raley and Mikias Eticha back this season.
• Sophomores Mikey Ambrose and Dakota Edwards registered 22 and 23 starts, respectively, a year ago and look to lead the backline in 2013.
• Zack Steffen won the starting goalkeeping role. There is a three-way battle for the backup as Keith Cardona, Jordan Tatum, and Cody Niedermeier will fight for time.
Scouting The Panthers
• Pittsburgh - one of three new members in the ACC - is seeking its first win of the year after starting the season 0-3-2.
2013 Pittsburgh Panthers: 0-3-2
(NSCAA NR, Soccer America NR, TopDrawerSoccer.com NR)
• The Panthers are being outscored 7-3 in 2013. Three different players have scored for Pitt - Ryan Myers, Chu Chu Onyeukwu and Zane Meehan.
• Dan Lynd has played every minute in goal for the Panthers, tallying 31 saves in five matches.
Maryland Ties Old Dominion Tuesday
• Sophomore David Kabelik’s second half equalizer salvaged a 1-1 draw for the No. 8 Maryland men’s soccer team against Old Dominion at Ludwig Field Tuesday night.
• The Terrapins controlled possession for most of the game, but had a tough time breaking through a stingy Monarch defense. Freshman Alex Crognale’s own goal gave ODU its only tally.
• Maryland has battled opponents to extra stanzas in four of seven games this season, including three double overtime matches.
• The Terps lone defeat in overtime came at California in the second contest of the year.
Terps Hand Clemson Its First Loss in 2013
•Senior Patrick Mullins scored two goals from the penalty spot as the No. 17 Maryland men’s soccer team defeated No. 13 Clemson, 3-1, at Historic Riggs Field last Saturday night.
• The Terrapins broke down a stingy Tiger defense that had only allowed one goal all season. Sophomore Schillo Tshuma added the Terps other tally.
• Sophomore Dakota Edwards and freshman Alex Crognale anchored the Terrapin defense from the centerback position and helped stifle a Clemson attack that had scored at least two goals in each of its home games this season.
Maryland Captures 2012 ACC Championship
• Top-seeded Maryland defeated No. 2 North Carolina 2-1 to win its third title in five seasons at the 2012 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship.
• The Terps picked up goals from freshmen Dakota Edwards and Schillo Tshuma to win their fifth overall conference tournament crown (1996, 2002, 2008, 2010, and 2012) in front of 9,341 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
• 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year Patrick Mullins was tabbed the ACC Championship Tournament Most Valuable Player and was joined on the all-tournament squad by John Stertzer, London Woodberry, Tshuma and Edwards.
Terps, Tar Heels Draw in Chapel Hill
• Sophomore Schillo Tshuma recorded two goals to lead the No. 18 Maryland men’s soccer team to a hard-fought 2-2 tie at No. 2 North Carolina.
• The Terrapins amassed 20 shots on the night and fueled by the return of sophomore defender Dakota Edwards tallied nearly 90 minutes of shutout soccer to cap the match and give North Carolina its second straight draw.
Terps Top Duke in Front of Ludwig Record Crowd
• Sophomore Tsubasa Endoh scored one goal and added two assists as the No. 13 Maryland men’s soccer team defeated Duke 3-1 in front of a Ludwig Field record crowd of 8,397.
• The Terrapins fell behind early for the third time this season, but fought back with three second-half scores from Endoh, Helge Leikvang and Patrick Mullins to overcome the Blue Devils.
What We Learned: Week Four
#1 Mullins is Captain Clutch
Patrick Mullins notched a pair of penalty kick scores to lift Maryland to a convincing win at No. 13 Clemson Saturday night. The two-year captain boasts four goals and three assists this season.
The senior has recorded 32 goals in his illustrious four-year career. He tallied a career-best 17 in 2012 en route to winning the MAC Hermann Trophy.
#2 Shaking the Clemson Cold Streak
Maryland has had its share of troubles at Historic Riggs Field, losing three of the last four matches at Clemson prior to Saturday’s 3-1 victory.
Saturday’s win was not only a nice sendoff as the Terps move to the Big Ten in 2014, it also sets a tone heading into a four-game homestand which kicked off on Tuesday against Old Dominion.
#3 The Best Two Win Team in the Nation
Maryland may have the fewest wins of anyone ranked in the top 25, but that surely doesn’t mean it doesn’t belong there.
Maryland’s two losses – California and VCU – are both ranked in the top 20, with Cal earning a No. 1 ranking from TopDrawerSoccer.com this week. One of the Terps’ draws – North Carolina – is slated at No. 4 and Maryland’s latest win at Clemson dropped the Tigers to No. 20.
After giving up six goals in the first two matches, Maryland is beginning to settle into its defensive scheme recently, surrendering eight in its last five contests.
• Patrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma continue to show why they are one of the most prolific 1-2 punches in college soccer.
• The pair have combined for nine of Maryland's 16 goals in 2013. The duo has also posted a .650 shot on goal percentage.
Terps Picked First in ACC Preseason Poll
• Maryland is the preseason favorite to claim the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship, according to a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.
• The 2012 ACC Champion Terrapins, who return MAC Hermann Trophy winner Patrick Mullins, amassed 142 points in the balloting. North Carolina, which reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship last season, placed second with 122 points in the conference poll.
• Maryland led with 10 first-place votes. Wake Forest and Notre Dame, selected third and fourth, respectively, each received one first-place vote. The ballot awarded 12 points for each first-place ballot, 11 points for second place, etc.
• Maryland played back-to-back overtime matches when it tied Stanford and fell to California to begin the 2013 season.
• The Terps battled from two down to net a tie against the Cardinal on Friday. Patrick Mullins, Schillo Tshuma and Jake Pace scored for Maryland.
• At Cal on Sunday, Pace slotted the equalizer late in the second period to lift the Terps to extra stanzas. Tshuma also recorded a goal for Maryland.
Mullins Tabbed to MAC Hermann Watch List
• Patrick Mullins was one of 34 players named to the 2013 MAC Hermann Watch List.
• Mullins became only the second Terrapin to win the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2012. A forward from New Orleans, Mullins led Maryland’s high-scoring attack with 17 goals and 10 assists as a junior.
• He tallied seven game-winners to lead the Terps to the best winning percentage in the country (20-1-3).
Meet the New Kids on the Block
• The Maryland men’s soccer program welcomes another talented group this fall with a six-member freshman class in 2013.
• The Terps’ signing class is ranked third in the nation according to TopDrawerSoccer.com and features two members of the U-18 U.S. men’s national team with the signing of Zack Steffen and Suli Dainkeh.
• Other newcomers include Alex Crognale, Daniel Johnson, Chris Odoi-Atsem and Michael Sauers.
• Maryland started four freshmen defenders and a freshman goalkeeper against Cal.
• Michael Sauers, Alex Crognale, Chris Odoi-Atsem and Suli Dainkeh all notched starts in the backline while Zack Steffen earned his second consecutive start in goal.
• Crognale and Steffen have started all seven games this season.
• Maryland has seven College Cup appearances in the last 15 years, tied for most in the country.
• Maryland has advanced to the postseason in 12 straight years. No other school has done so more than five consecutive seasons.
• Maryland has finished in the top 15 in the final NSCAA poll for 11 straight seasons. No other school has done so more than five straight years.
• Every four-year player at Maryland since 1998 has been part of a College Cup team. The 15-year run is the longest active streak in the country. The second-longest is Wake Forest (seven years).
• Men’s soccer has more NCAA titles than all other men’s programs at Maryland combined since 1976.
In all sports with at least 32 schools in its NCAA Tournament
• Maryland has more consecutive appearances in the round-of-16 than any other program in the country with 11. The second-most on that elite list is five.
• No other head coach in the nation has more national championships since 2002 than Sasho Cirovski. He is joined in that elite company by the likes of Jim Calhoun of UConn, Billy Donovan of Florida, and Roy Williams of North Carolina, who have all won two.