Sept. 26, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In the ACC opener for both teams, Florida State downed Maryland, ranked No. 14 by Soccer America, 2-1 at the Seminole Soccer Complex, before 1,116 and a television audience on Sunshine Network.
Florida State scored the decisive goal as Camie Bybee headed in a throw-in by Kelly Rowland in the 71st minute.
The loss ends the Terps' four-game undefeated streak as Maryland moves to 5-3-1 overall. Florida State moves above .500 at 5-4 with thier fourth win in a row.
Mallory Mahar's (Medina, Ohio) first start of the season got the Terps off on the right foot -- or head -- as she responded with her first goal of the season. Mahar headed in a long throw-in by Lindsay Givens (Downingtown, Pa.) just 4:38 into the match to put the Terps ahead 1-0.
For Mahar, the goal marked the fifth time in her six career goals that she scored on a header.
For Givens, the assist was the 16th in her career moving her into a tie for fifth on the all-time Maryland career assist list with teammate Jen Biscoe (Baltimore, Md.). Also, 11 of those 16 helpers have come on her patented throw-ins.
It marked the fifth straight game the Terps opened the scoring and fourth time in those five games, that the opening goal came in the first five minutes.
Florida State responded as Leah Gallegos scored five minutes later, 9:34 into the match. Gallegos collected a failed clearing attempt by the Maryland defense off a header shot and one-timed the ball past Terp keeper Kristen Barnhill (Charlottesville, Va.)
The Terps begin a three-game homestand next Wednesday, Oct. 1 as they host regional foe James Madison at 7 p.m. at Ludwig Field. Maryland host No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 5, in a game that will be televised on CN8 and Comcast SportsNet.