COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland women's soccer team plays its final nonconference match Thursday night when William & Mary visits Ludwig Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and fans can watch the contest on BTN Plus.
Thursday night is Dino Night at Ludwig Field. Students in attendance can enter to win to an inflatable dinosaur costume.
Maryland defeated George Mason Sunday night in Fairfax, 2-1, in overtime. Sophomore Jlon Flippens scored a penalty kick winner in the 96th minute. Maryland's opening goal came from senior Madison Turner, her first tally of the season.
The Terps took down Richmond in double overtime last Thursday. Chelsea Jackson scored with 52 seconds left in the period to give Maryland the win. The Terps have played four consecutive overtime matches and are 3-0-1 in those contests.
Maryland is off to its best start since the 2011 season.
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Turner started all 19 matches in 2016 and notched two assists. The senior, who started games at forward, in the midfield and along the backline last season, is expected to once again help the Terps in a variety of positions on the field.
Harmon, a junior, was Maryland’s second leading scorer in 2016 with eight goals and combined with Chelsea Jackson as one of the top scoring tandems in the conference. The Washington D.C., native also added one assist over her 16 starts.
Flippens burst onto the scene as a freshman last year, recording a team high in minutes played (1763) and starting all 19 matches. She led the Terps with four assists and also added a goal.
Senior forward Chelsea Jackson returns for her senior campaign after leading the Terps in scoring a team-high nine goals with two assists. She was second on the team in shots with 33. Jackson already has two goals this season.
Including Jackson’s tallies, Maryland returns 20 of its 21 goals from the 2016 season.
Maryland brings in a dynamic freshmen class of 15 student athletes that all have the ability to contribute. More information on the class can be found here.