Women's Soccer Falls to Texas Tech 3-2 in Championship

September 14, 1998

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior midfielder Amy Rutstein scored two goals including the game winner with 3:02 remaining to lift Texas Tech to a 3-2 victory over Maryland in the championship game of the Maryland/Puma Invitational AT Ludwig Field this afternoon. Rutstein had two goals while junior forward Kristy Frantz had one goal and two assists for the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech improves to 2-1-0 while Maryland is now 1-3-0.

Rutstein scored the game winner at the 86:58 mark. She took a pass from Frantz and beat Terp goalie Ali Wolff. Rutstein gave the Red Raiders the victory only 27 seconds after Maryland senior forward Keri Sarver had tied the game at 2-2.

Earlier, the Red Raiders scored two goals within 1:11 during the early part of the second half. Frantz scored an unassisted goal at the 50:05 mark and Rutstein followed with her first goal of the day at the 51:16 mark. Frantz and senior forward Jennifer Benat were credited with assists on Rutstein's first goal.

Sarver, who scored two goals on the day, led Maryland. She opened the scoring at the 1:29 mark and tied the game at two at the 86:31 mark. She now has three goals on the season and 113 total career points. Her 113 total career points ties her for 10th all-time in Atlantic Coast Conference history with Shannon Higgins, formerly of North Carolina.

Maryland plays host to Duke Friday night at 7:00 at Ludwig Field.

Texas Tech   0  3 - 3 (record now 1-2-0)
Maryland     1  1 - 2 (record now 1-3-0)

GOALS: Texas Tech - Kristy Frantz (unassisted), 50:05; Amy Rutstein
(assists Kristy Frantz, Jennifer Benat), 51:16; Amy Rutstein
(assist Kristy Frantz), 86:58. Maryland - Keri Sarver (assist Abby Bausman), 1:29; Keri Sarver
(assist Emmy Harbo), 86:31.

SHOTS: Texas Tech, 9 FOULS: Texas Tech, 5 CORNER KICKS: Texas Tech, 1 Maryland, 9 Maryland, 10 Maryland, 1

SAVES: Texas Tech, 3 (Brittney Peese, 3 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90 minutes played) Maryland, 4 (Ali Wolff, 4 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90 minutes played)