Nov. 2, 2005
Cary, N.C. - The University of Maryland women's soccer team's season ended with a 3-1 loss to No. 3 North Carolina in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday night at the SAS Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
Carolina scored three times in the first 10 minutes, two by Lindsay Tarpley, the 2003 NCAA Player of the Year, and one by Jamie Gilbert, to take an early 3-0 lead.
The Terrapins responded to the challenge by stiffening their defense and not allowing another goal in the game.
Maryland kept fighting away in the second half, holding the Tar Heel offense in check. The Terps finally broke through the Carolina defense in the 70th minute to make the score 3-1.
The play started with a handball call on a Carolina defender that gave Maryland a direct free kick from just outside the UNC penalty box. Senior co-captain Kimmy Francis took the free kick and laced a shot at the Carolina net, but UNC goalkeeper Aly Winget tipped the shot over the crossbar for a Terrapin corner kick.
Francis sent the corner kick to the far left of the Tar Heel goal mouth, where redshirt-sophomore Ashly Kennedy got on the end of the cross and headed it at the goal, but a UNC defender was there to make the team save. The rebound bounced off of a couple of players before Kennedy one-timed it into the top right corner of the Carolina net for her second goal of the season.
First team All-ACC goalkeeper Nikki Resnick made nine saves in the game for the Terrapins.
Maryland ends its season with an overall record of 5-11-3. The game marked the final chapter in the careers of seven Terrapin seniors: Melissa Anderson, Simone Dekker, Laura Desobry, Kimmy Francis, Lauren Krasko, Mallory Mahar and Danielle Malagari.