COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland women’s soccer team held 13th-ranked Penn State scoreless for all 90 minutes, but fell on an overtime goal at Ludwig Field Sunday afternoon.
The Terrapins (7-7-2, 1-7-1) put together one of its best defensive performances of the season, led by goalkeeper Rachel Egyed, who made six saves behind a backline that consistently cut out Penn State attacks.
That backline was made up of sophomore Jlon Flippens, sophomore Julia New, senior Madison Turner and freshman Sydney Staier. Flippens and New were consistently adept at snuffing out final passes and getting in front of shots. Staier and Turner patrolled the flanks defensively.
The Terps looked to hit Penn State on the counter, and had some decent opportunities with Hope Lewandoski, Darby Moore and Gi Krstec. Krstec’s shot in the box in the 76th minute was Maryland’s best chance.
Laura Freigang ended the match for Penn State, finishing after a through ball from Marissa Sheva.
Maryland returns to action next Saturday for the home finale at Ludwig Field. The Terps will hold senior night as Michigan State comes to town, with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.