Oct. 5, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland women's soccer team lost a tough 1-0 match to No. 18 Wake Forest at Ludwig Field on Friday evening.
The win drops the Terps' record to 5-3-2 on the season, 0-2-0 in the ACC, The Demon Deacons improve to 7-3-2 overall, 2-0-1 in the conference.
In a match that was much more competitive than a glance at the box score would indicate, Wake Forest's leading scorer, Jill Hutchinson, was able to score the game's lone goal in the 88th minute. Samantha German started the play with a long ball from Wake's back right wing. Allie Sadow was able to make a run onto the ball and crossed it into the Maryland 18-yard box where Hutchinson was able to finish it from 11 yards.
"First, I want to congratulate Wake Forest on finding a way to get a goal tonight," said Maryland head coach Brian Pensky. "As we've seen thus far, in ACC games the margin of error is so small. Tonight they found a way to get a goal and unfortunately we didn't.
"Having said that, I can confidently say that we out-competed Wake Forest tonight and when a team does that it gives itself a chance. As a team, the only frustration we feel tonight is leaving with not points, but everybody associated with our program needs to be extremely proud of the effort."
Maryland, which was out-shot 18-7 in the match, pushed the paced throughout the game and ended up with eight corner kicks to the Demon Deacons' seven. Junior forward Aimee Bresani was aggressive and created opportunities for the Terps, but injuries forced her to move back to play defense for the game's final 17 minutes.
Terrapin freshman goalkeeper Yewande Balogun turned in another solid performance in goal, making six saves in the match.
Maryland returns to Ludwig Field on Sunday, Oct. 7, against No. 12 North Carolina. That match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.