Oct. 22, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland women's soccer team pulled off its second upset win of a ranked ACC opponent this week as the Terps topped No. 11 Wake Forest, 1-0 on a rainy and chilly Friday night at Ludwig Field. Maryland senior midfielder Emily Janss (Brandon, Fla.) scored her second straight game-winning goal as she netted the only goal with 19:51 left in regulation.
Janss took a pass from senior forward Lindsay Basalyga (Cincinnati, Ohio) and beat Wake Forest keeper Erin Regan from nine yards out at the 70:09 mark.
The win was the Terps' fifth in a row and moves their record to 8-7-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the ACC. Maryland stands in sole possession of third place in the league with two games to play. Maryland is making a push for its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Wake Forest falls to 10-4 overall, 3-2 in the ACC.
"I am so proud of this team," said Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "It was a real team effort. The defense was great and Lindsay Givens (Downingtown, Pa.) made some great stops late in the game. Emily Janss and Jackie Mynarski (Somers, N.Y.) showed great leadership throughout the game."
Maryland has recorded six shutouts this season, four in the last five games with the combination of Ali Wolff (Richmond, Va.) and Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) playing the first and second halves, respectively. Against Wake Forest, each keeper made one save to preserve the shutout. Wolff is third all-time in career shutouts with 10.5.
Janss now ranks in sole possession of 10th place on the Maryland career goals list with 15 and career points list with 38.
The game was delayed for 10 minutes during the second half with 38:24 left in the half due to lightning and thunder.
The Terps outshot Wake Forest 8-7, while the Demon Deacons took nine corner kicks to the Terps five.
Maryland returns to action on Sunday as they welcome No. 3 North Carolina to Ludwig Field for a 1 p.m. showdown.
No. 11 Wake Forest (10-4-0, 3-2-0 ACC) 0 0 -- 0 Maryland (8-7-1, 3-1-1 ACC) 0 1 -- 1Scoring: Wake Forest - none. Maryland - Emily Janss (Lindsay Basalyga) 70:09.
Goalies: Wake Forest - Erin Regan (90 minutes, 2 saves, 1 goal allowed). Maryland - Ali Wolff (45 minutes, 1 save, 0 goals allowed), Riki-Ann Serrins (45 minutes,1 save, 0 goals allowed).
Yellow Cards: Wake Forest - none. Maryland - none.
Team Stats: Wake Forest - Shots 7, Corner Kicks 9, Saves 2, Fouls 9, Offsides 2. Maryland - Shots 8, Corner Kicks 5, Saves 2, Fouls 10, Offsides 0.