Viher's First Career Goal Lifts Terps To 1-0 Season-Opening Win At Rutgers

Aug. 25, 2000

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Sophomore back Carly Viher (Mentor, Ohio) opened the 2000 season with a header into the upper left corner of the goal off a corner kick from sophomore Dana Jarzyniecki (Rochester, N.Y.) 5:17 into the season opener to give Maryland a 1-0 win at Yurcak Field on Friday night. The win marked the fifth time in six years Maryland opened the season with a victory, four of which came by shutout.

"I feel really good about the victory," said coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "This was a great starting point and building block for the season. We got some great performances from freshman Jen Biscoe (Baltimore, Md.), who had four shots all on goal and obviously Viher with the goal had a strong performance.

"We had a lot of opportunities in the first half and didn't capitalize. But it helps us to learn about ourselves, I really feel we connected overall, though."

The goal, which came on the Terps' first shot of the season, was the first of Viher's career and also represented her first career point.

Kim King (Media, Pa.) hit the left post with a rifle shot with 29 minutes left in regulation, which could have given Maryland a two-goal lead.

Maryland senior keeper Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) made one save to earn her ninth career shutout, as she played all 90 minutes.

Maryland returns to action with its home opener against No. 4 Penn State on Tuesday, August 29 at Ludwig Field. The rematch of the 1999 NCAA second round match starts at 7 p.m.

Maryland (1-0)	1  0	- 1
Rutgers (0-1)	0  0	- 0

Scoring: Maryland - Carly Viher (Dana Jarzyniecki ) 5:17, Rutgers - none. Goalkeeping: Maryland - Riki-Ann Serrins (90 minutes, 0 GA, 1 saves), Rutgers - Christine Caldwell (90 minutes, 1 GA, 5 saves). Team Stats: Maryland - Shots 6-5=11, Corner Kicks 2-5=7, Saves 0-1=1, Fouls 2-5=7, Offsides 1-0=1. Rutgers - Shots 2-3=5, Corner Kicks 0-3=3, Saves 3-3=6, Fouls 5-5=10, Offsides 1-2=3. Att: 766

Starters: Maryland - F: Julie Nelson, Sara Gustafson, M: Terri Greer, Katie Ludwig, Jen Biscoe, Dana Jarzyniecki, Vita McKenna, D: Carly Viher, Valerie Lawrence, Sally Harrison, GK: Riki-Ann Serrins. Rutgers - F:Tiffany Williams, Danielle Piotrowsky, Jenica Bridges, M: Lissette Brandao, Shannon Nagle, Keri Lages, Tiphanie Forst, D: Alyssa Radu, Jessica Bodholt, Colleen Caldwell, Jenica Bridges, GK: Christine Caldwell.

Subs: Maryland - Courtney Beirne (23rd minute for Julie Nelson), Kim King (29th minute for Sara Gustafson), Audra Poulin (31st minute for Vita McKenna) Vita McKenna (45th minute for Dana Jaryzniecki), Sara Gustafson (45th minute for Terri Greer), Julie Nelson (62nd minute for Kim King), Terri Greer (62nd minute for Katie Ludwig), Dana Jarzyniecki (62nd minute for Audra Poulin), Katie Ludwig (72nd minute for Sara Gustafson), Audra Poulin (81st minute for Jen Biscoe), Sara Gustafson (86th minute for Julie Nelson), Jen Biscoe (88th minute for Audra Poulin), Kim King (88th minute for Katie Ludwig). Rutgers - Adienne Dugandzic (23rd minute for Danielle Piotrowsky), Erin McIntye (32nd minute for Tiphanie Forst), Jane Albright (42nd minute for Lissette Brandao), Amy Cuda (62nd minute for Jessica Bodholt), Lissette Brandao (62nd minute for Adrienne Dugandzic), Tiffany Williams (63rd minute for Keri Lages), Keri Lages (65th minute for Shannon Nagle), Adrienne Dugandzic (72nd minute for Jenica Bridges), Jamie Jandasek (81st minute for Tiphanie Forst), Shannon Nagle (81st minute for Danielle Piotrowsky).