Oct. 16, 2003
HERSHEY, Pa. - Sumed Ibrahim's header proved to be the difference as Maryland defeated Penn State, 1-0, Thursday night at Hershey Park Stadium.
Maryland controlled the action in the midfield in the first half, but could not mount consistent pressure in the Nittany Lion third. The Terps also prevented any pressure from Penn State limiting them to four shots and just one on goal.
The light drizzle in the first half turned into a constant rain as the two teams traded possessions but had few scoring opportunities at the beginning of the second half. Jason Garey, who had pressured the Nittany Lions all night, put a shot on goal from six yards out that was knocked out of play by keeper Matt Novchich. On the ensuing corner kick, Seth Stammler found Sumed Ibrahim on the the far post where he headed the ball in for his sixth goal of the year at 66:29. The assist was Stammler's first of the season.
Penn State had a few opportunities of set play, but never really was able to create any chances in the flow of play. Maryland limited the Nittany Lions to just three shots in the second half and just eight for the entire match. The Terrapins have outshot their opponents in every match this season.
The shutout was the ninth for the Terps this season. The Terps will be back in action on Tuesday, October 21, for a 7 p.m. matchup against Penn at Ludwig Field.
1 2 F #2 Maryland (12-1) 0 1 1 Penn State (6-6) 0 0 0 Scoring: MD-Sumed (Stammler) 66:29 Shots: MD-4+6=10; PSU-5+3=8 Corners: MD-1+4=5; PSU-1+4=5 Saves: MD-2+2=4; PSU-2+2=4 Fouls: MD-4+7=11; PSU-10+8=18 Goalkeeping: MD-Palmer (0GA, 4SV, 90:00); PSU-Novchich (1GA, 4SV, 90:00)