Oct. 19, 2003
RALEIGH - Despite dominating the game in all aspects, the Maryland women's soccer team lost a 1-0 decision to NC State on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Method Road.
The Terps outshot NC State, 18-4 and took 16 corner kicks compared to just two for NC State. Maryland dominated possession as they controlled the ball for 90 percent of play in the second half as they outshot the Wolfpack, 11-1 and out-corner kicked them, 8-0.
Maryland fell to 7-6-1 overall, 1-4 in the ACC and NC State moved to 8-6-1, 1-3 in the league.
NC State scored the game's only goal as senior Adrienne Barnes tallied 15:48 into the match. Barnes took a pass from Mandela Schumacher-Hodge and sent a high bending shot from the top of the box over Maryland keeper Kristen Barnhill into the top right corner of the net for the game's opening score.
Maryland had many scoring opportunities late in the first half as had seven corner kicks in the final 18 minutes of the half. The best chance came as Katie Ludwig blasted a shot off the right goalpost with three minutes left in the first half.
The Terps outshot the Wolfpack 7-3 in the first half, taking seven of the half final eight shots.
The second half saw more of the same, as the Terps dominated possession as NC State did not possess the ball in Maryland's half of the field for the first 10 minutes of action. The Terps continued to get chances off corner kicks and took the first three shots of the half.
Ashly Kennedy had a great scoring chance on a header shot off a Francis corner kick - her 11th corner of the game - but NC State keeper Kim Selz made the save with 28 minutes left in regulation.
With 21 minutes left, Ludwig had another chance as she headed a ball that appeared to be destined for the goal, but NC State defender Tara Knauss made a defensive save in the right corner of the box, as Selz had come out to play the ball.
Again, Knauss was up to the challenge as she stopped Ludwig on a blast from 12 yards out with 9:40 left in regulation as Selz had come out.
Maryland finishes up a three-game stretch away from home as they travel to regional opponent George Mason this Wednesday, Oct. 22 for a 7 p.m. kickoff.