Sept. 27, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior striker Jason Garey scored his 46th career goal which was the difference as the Maryland Terrapins defeated William & Mary, 1-0, Tuesday night at Ludwig Field. The win snapped the Terps' two-game losing streak and was the 200th of head coach Sasho Cirovski's career.
"It's good to get a win," Cirovski said as his team improved to 6-3-0 on the year. "I thought we gave a solid performance against a very competitive William & Mary team that fought us every step of the way."
Garey broke a scoreless tie in the game's 83rd minute after taking a pass and working deep into the right corner of the box. Garey then cut back into the box shaking two defenders and fired the shot past goalkeeper Kris Rake. Marc Burch was also making a run at goal creating congestion in front of the net.
"It's an honor to earn that record," Garey said. "I'm thankful to all of the great players that have surrounded me during my career that have helped push me and make this happen. Considering the history and the tradition of the program, it's very humbling to be the school's leading goal scorer."
"That was a vintage Jason Garey goal," Cirovski added. "It was a nice cut-back move, and then a shot through traffic. I'm happy and proud of him for this milestone."
The two teams played scoreless through the first 45 minutes despite some good chances for the Terps. Kenney Bertz had a header that grazed the crossbar and Jason Garey had three shots from inside the box that were saved cleanly by the Tribe's Rake. William & Mary took only two shots in the first half, both of which were well outside the box.
William & Mary (2-4-0) opened the half with a pair of solid scoring opportunities in the 58th minute. Clayton Voss hit the cross bar that bounced back into play where it was headed back toward the net Jarrett Thomas but was saved by goalie Chris Seitz. Seitz made two more saves in the half -- including a hard shot from just inside the box in the game's final minute -- to preserve his second shutout of the season.
The Terps return to Ludwig Field on Friday night for an ACC matchup against No. 11 Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons defeated Maryland 4-2 last season in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Noteworthy - The Terps used their seventh different starting lineup tonight in nine games this season ... A.J. Delagarza made his first career start on defense ... the Maryland back line of Chris Lancos, Kenney Bertz, Michael Dello-Russo and Delagarza allowed just eight shots in the game -- the sixth straight game an opponent has not had double-digit shot attempts ... Jason Garey's goal gives him 106 points for his career -- three points shy of Eberhard Klein for second all-time at Maryland ... Garey's goal also ensured that the Terps would not be shut out in three straight games since 1991 ... Chris Seitz has registered a shutout in each of his two starts ... his four saves against the Tribe were a career-high ... Maryland has won all five home games this year and is unbeaten in its last 11 games at Ludwig Field dating back to last season.