Oct. 21, 2001
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Maryland's women's soccer team beat William and Mary for the first time since 1995 with a 2-1 win at Barksdale Field on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. It was also the Terps' first-ever win in Williamsburg, dating to 1988.
The Terps improved to 7-4-2 overall with the key regional victory, while William & Mary dropped to 6-7-1 with its seventh straight loss.
Sophomore Jen Biscoe (Baltimore, Md.) posted the game-winner in the 59th minute as scored on a header off a pass from Jenny Boyd (Herndon, Va.) on a play started off a Lindsay Givens (Downingtown, Pa.) throw-in to give the Terps the 2-1 lead.
The Terps jumped on top 1-0 in the 17th minute as Courtney Beirne (Westminster, Md.) scored off a flick from Boyd also on a play started on a Givens throw-in.
The Tribe answered less than seven minutes after Maryland scored as Tara Flint registered a goal on a free kick at the 23:18 mark.
In the nets, Ali Wolff (Richmond, Va.) made four saves for her seventh win of the year, but it was her first win that did not come via the shutout route.
"Our defense played well," said head coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "In the second half we really put it together and once again Ali was strong."
Maryland had lost five straight games to William & Mary dating to its last win in the series, 1-0 win on Sept. 22, 1995. Maryland had lost all six games played in Williamsburg, Va., dating the first game on Oct. 2, 1988.
The Terps return to action with another Mid-Atlantic region match-up against Rutgers this Wednesday night at Ludwig Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Maryland (7-4-2) 1-1=2
William & Mary (6-7-1) 1-0=1
Maryland - Ali Wolff (90 minutes, 1 GA, 4 saves). William & Mary - Courtney Owen (90 minutes, 2 GA, 3 saves).
Maryland - Shots: 4-10=14, Corner Kicks: 2-1=3, Saves: 2-2=4, Fouls: 4-3=7, Offsides: 1. William & Mary - Shots: 5-5=10, Corner Kicks: 1-5=6, Saves: 0-3=3, Fouls 2-3=5, Offsides 1.