Sept. 24, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Patrick Mullins scored two goals as the No. 1 Maryland men's soccer team blanked Georgia State 4-0 Monday night at Ludwig Field to remain unbeaten in 2012.
Maryland (7-0-1) notched its fifth shutout of the season and limited its second consecutive opponent to zero shots on goal. In addition to Mullins, freshman Tsubasa Endoh and redshirt junior Jake Pace each tallied a goal for the Terps.
Endoh started the scoring in the 12th minute. The freshman scored an unassisted bomb from 14 yards out to tally his second of the year.
Both teams remained quiet through the rest of the first, but it didn't take long for Maryland to add to its lead. Mullins scored 37 seconds into the second stanza. Christiano Francois passed the ball through traffic and Mullins finished from eight yards out.
Mullins increased the Terrapin lead less than three minutes later when he launched a free kick past Panther goalkeeper Vincent Foermer. The junior captain's goal is his team-leading fifth of the season.
Pace stepped off the bench to seal the 4-0 victory in the 67th minute. Alex Shinsky passed the ball to Mikias Eticha, who set up Pace in the box. Pace finished the play, burying the ball into the upper 90.
"It was a good night all the way around," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "I was really pleased to get some opportunities for some deserving players and get them a lot of minutes. I thought they responded well.
"I thought we played well in the first half but we were a little casual in the final third. In the second half, we came out firing and got a couple goals early and then managed it out."
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Jordan Tatum recorded his second win and first career shutout. Maryland started six freshmen in the match and utilized seven reserves total Monday.
The Terps hit the road to play College of Charleston at 7 p.m. Saturday.