Oct. 13, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Three Terrapins each tallied a goal and an assist to lead the No. 10 University of Maryland women's soccer team to a 3-0 shutout of No. 11 Florida State Thursday night at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
This was a good road win against a good soccer team in FSU," said Maryland head coach Brian Pensky. "This sport is about scoring goals, and fortunately we scored three very nice ones early tonight. And that changed the complexion of the game, with FSU coming at us a bit, and us defending a little more. We remained very effective in our defending, and Yewande's goalkeeping was outstanding - our team earned this 3-0 win."
A slow start wasn't a worry for the Terrapins (9-2-4, 3-2-2 ACC) in this match as Maryland scored twice in the first nine minutes to jump on top of the Seminoles (9-6-0, 2-5-0 ACC).
Redshirt junior Becky Kaplan snapped a 12-game scoreless streak in the ninth minute by getting past her defender on the end line and slipping a shot past FSU keeper Kelsey Wys. Senior center back Skyy Anderson picked up her second assist of the season on the goal.
Next it was Grove's turn to end her own nine-game scoring drought thanks to assists by Hubka and Kaplan. Hubka played the ball to the sideline where Kaplan made a run to create some space for a cross. Grove got on the end of that cross and finished from within close to give Maryland a 3-0 lead in the 24th minute.
The Seminoles continued to press and Maryland battled to finish the game and get its first-ever win at the Seminole Soccer Complex since 2002.
Senior goalkeeper Yewande Balogun made 10 saves to earn her 18th career shutout.
Grove, Hubka and Kaplan each finished the night with three points and all three scored their fourth goals of the season.
Maryland continues it's two-game, five-day swing through Florida on Sunday, Oct. 16 when the Terrapins play at Miami at 1 p.m.
Things do not get any easier in this league - Miami had a great win tonight, and they'll give us all we can handle come Sunday," said Pensky. "So our group needs to enjoy this tonight, and be prepared to turn our attention to the Hurricanes tomorrow morning."