Sept. 6, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Playing with its highest ranking since 1997, the No. 9 Maryland women's soccer team defeated in-state rival Towson, 1-0 on Wednesday night at Ludwig Field. The win was Maryland's sixth consecutive non-conference regular-season victory dating back to last season. The Terps improved to 3-1 in 2000, while Towson suffered it first defeat and also falls to 3-1.
Freshman midfielder Jen Biscoe (Baltimore, Md.) scored the game's only goal -- her first as a collegiate -- with 4:09 left in the first half. Biscoe took a cross from sophomore defender Carly Viher (Mentor, Ohio) and used her left foot to beat Towson keeper Tina Steck to the lower left corner of the goal.
Maryland senior keeper Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) posted one save in the second half to record her second shutout of the season and 10th of her career at Maryland. Serrins is just two whitewashes shy of the Maryland career shutout record shared by Heather Rowe (1988-91) and Missy Price (1993-96).
Towson took the first two shots of the game, but Maryland dominated the shot total the rest of the way, outshooting the Tigers, 19-4 in the game.
The game also marked the first between Maryland and Towson since 1992, when the Terps routed the Tigers, 12-0, and the first for Towson coach Leslie Kerhin against her college team. Kerhin played at Maryland from 1992 through 1994 and still ranks fifth all-time in career assists.
Maryland faces regional rival Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Richmond in the first-ever meeting between the teams. The Terps return home to face George Washington on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.
Towson (3-1) 0 0 -- 0 No. 9 Maryland (3-1) 1 0 -- 1Scoring: Towson - none. Maryland - Jen Biscoe (Carly Viher) 40:51.
Goalies: Towson - Tina Steck (90 minutes, 4 saves, 1 GA). Maryland - Riki-Ann Serrins (90 minutes, 1 saves, 0 GA).
Yellow Cards: Towson - none. Maryland - none.
Team Stats: Towson - Shots 2-2-=4, Corner Kicks 1-1=2, Saves 0-4=4, Fouls 3-1=4, Offsides 1. Maryland - Shots 9-10=19, Corner Kicks 4-3=7, Saves 0-1=1, Fouls 5-3=8, Offsides 1.