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Three Things We Learned: Week Eight

Maryland Athletics
10-22-2013
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Mullins is En Fuego

Patrick Mullins has been on fire offensively recently, tallying a massive seven goals in the last four matches.  The senior MAC Hermann Trophy candidate racked up two goals each against Virginia, Marshall and Wake Forest in the Terps’ last three contests.

With two goals against Wake Saturday, Mullins moved into very exclusive company, becoming one of only six players to score 40 goals in a career at Maryland. He currently ranks fifth with 40, passing Terrapin legend Rocco Morrelli (39).

Tail of Two Ends

The Maryland men’s soccer team has seen its fair share of success at one of end of the field and weathered its struggles at the other.

With 14 games under their belt, the Terps boast the most prolific offense in the Atlantic Coast Conference, averaging 2.43 goals per game with 34 total. Maryland has registered 17 more points than anyone else in the conference (92). Patrick Mullins is the lone player in the league to record double-digit goals in 2013 with 12 heading into week eight of the season.

On the flip side, the Terps rank last defensively, surrendering an uncharacteristic 1.71 goals per match. However, freshman keeper Zack Steffen does rank fourth in the ACC in saves, posting 48 in his rookie campaign.

Graham Zusi is a Saint

By now, I’m sure you have seen and heard about former Terp Graham Zusi’s equalizing goal against Panama last week for the USMNT.  The goal saved Mexico from being eliminated from World Cup contention.

Below is a story about a few of the gifts Mexican fans presented Zusi following the momentous tally:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/sideline/news/article/2013/10/17/saint-graham-zusi-presented-gifts-fans-radio-station-sending-mexico-world-cu

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