Oct. 26, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- - Hermann Trophy candidate Taylor Twellman (St. Louis, Mo.) scored two goals in less then two minutes to lead the No. 9 Maryland Terrapins (12-4) past the Loyola Greyhounds (10-5-2) on Tuesday evening at Ludwig Field. Freshman Siba Mohammed (Tamale, Ghana) scored the game-winner for the Terps at 55:44.
Both teams played a scoreless first half with Maryland holding a small 6-2 shot advantage on the Greyhounds. The Terrapins came out on fire in the second half, however, outshooting Loyola 17-1 in the second period and netting four goals. Mohammed started the goal parade just over ten minutes in to the second half. Maryland had already created several excellent scoring chances for the offense after halftime, but it was Mohammed who would net the game-winner off the rebound of a Jason Cropley (La Canada, Calif.) shot. The goal was Mohammed's fourth of the year.
After the first goal, the floodgates opened and the Greyhounds just couldn't contain the attacking Terrapins. Twellman found the goal from the left side off a Mohammed breakaway pass at 67:50. Less then ten minutes later he scored again from the same spot, this time off assists from Sumed Ibrahim (Tamale, Ghana) and Cropley. Last year's leading scorer, Twellman leads the Terps again this season with 10 goals and eight assists.
Maryland would find the goal one more time before time expired when reserve forward Nick Purdom (Orange, Calif.) found Ibrahim in the center who made the deposit from 10 yards out. The goal was Ibrahim's first of his career.
Maryland's four-goal total is the most goals Loyola has given up in a game all season long. Kevin Schmidt (Westfield, N.J.) earned the shutout for the Terps with two saves. Maryland outshot the Greyhounds 23-3, while Loyola racked-up 18 fouls to the Terrapins' eight.
Maryland's next action comes Saturday night against Clemson at Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C. The game will be the final ACC game for the Terps this season. Maryland is 3-2 in the ACC and sits in third heading into this week. Saturday's game begins at 7 p.m. The Terps return home for their final regular-season contest on Saturday, Nov. 6, against Wisconsin at 1 p.m. on Ludwig Field. The ACC Tournament begins on Nov. 6 at Wake Forest.
1 2 F Loyola 0 0 0 No. 9 Maryland 0 4 4
GOALS: 55:44- MARYLAND: Siba Mohammed (Unassisted)
67:50- MARYLAND: Taylor Twellman (Siba Mohammed)
69:32- MARYLAND: Taylor Twellman (Sumed Ibrahim, Jason Cropley)
88:53- MARYLAND: Sumed Ibrahim (Nick Purdom)
SHOTS: Loyola 3, Maryland 23
CORNER KICKS: Loyola 7, Maryland 7
FOULS: Loyola 18, Maryland 8
OFFSIDES: Loyola 3, Maryland 6
Maryland: Kevin Schmidt (90 minutes, 2 saves, 0 goals allowed)
Loyola: Reb Beatty (81 minutes, 7 saves, 3 goals allowed)
Loyola: Colley Bruce (9 minutes, 1 save, 1 goal against)
CARDS: Loyola: Arturo Lopez (Yellow: 55:26), Juliano Adriano de Oliveira (Yellow: 56:28)