COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland women’s soccer team fell 2-0 to Ohio State on a rainy Thursday evening at Ludwig Field.
The Terrapins (7-6-2, 1-6-1) played strong defense, and fought hard offensively, but allowed one goal each half to their Big Ten foe.
The Buckeyes broke the scoreless tie in the 16th minute on a goal from Eleanor Gabriel after Terps goalkeeper Rachel Egyed forced a tough pass across the box. Egyed finished with three saves.
Five different Terps had a shot on goal, but the Terps only managed one shot on net. Maryland was able to put some pressure on Ohio State’s goalkeeper with some crosses into the box, but the Terps were ultimately unable to notch a goal.
Ohio State scored their goals with a persistent attack that wouldn’t let up. After Gabriel scored early in the match, Maryland kept her in check until the 72nd minute. Gabriel got behind the defense on a deflection and quickly chipped the ball past Egyed and into the net for her sixth goal of the season.
Maryland returns to Ludwig Field Sunday afternoon when Penn State travels to College Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the action can be seen on BTN Plus.