Maryland and Furman Play to 1-1 Draw

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior Chelsea Jackson scored her second goal of the season in the 22nd minute as the Maryland women’s soccer team played to a hard fought 1-1 with Furman Sunday afternoon at Stone Soccer Stadium.

The Terrapins (2-0-1) held the lead until the 71st minute when Jenny Allen leveled the match for the home team. Jackson led the Terps with four shots.

Maryland’s best chance before the opening goal came in the 19th minute. Freshman Mikayla Dayes hit a looping long ball that found senior Madison Turner behind the Furman backline. Turner had the ball on her feet for a few strides, but could not beat keeper Kellsey Weaver 1-on-1.

Jackson struck just three minutes later. Dayes did some nice individual work on the right side, cutting past a defender and sending in a hard and low cross that Jackson took first time and fired into the back of the net. It was Jackson’s 11th goal in her two years as a Terp.

In the opening minute of the second half, senior Rachel Egyed denied Rachel Shah on Furman’s best opportunity of the match to that point. Furman would tie the match on Allen’s goal, which came off a corner kick.

Maryland’s best opportunity of the second half came with just 40 seconds to go. Sophomore Jlon Flippens hit a corner kick from 23 yards out, but it was saved.

Both teams traded possession through the two extra time periods, but neither was able to find a quality chance to deliver a winning goal.

Maryland is unbeaten after four matches for the first time since 2013. Four players, Jackson, Flippens, Egyed and Hope Gouterman, played al 110 minutes. Egyed had seven saves.

The Terps return back home for a Thursday affair with Richmond at Ludwig Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and fans can watch the action live on BTN Plus.