COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A Jacob Montes goal in the 88th minute pushed No. 13 Georgetown past the third-ranked Maryland men's soccer team, 1-0, at Ludwig Field on Tuesday night.
The Terrapins (10-1-3, 5-0-2 Big Ten) saw their 30-game regular season unbeaten streak, which dated back to Oct. 31, 2015, snapped. Maryland outshot the Hoyas 12-6 on the night, but could not create the quality chances needed to get a breakthrough goal.
“It was a very frustrating ending to the match,” head coach Sasho Cirovski said. “I thought we looked in control of the match and we were really pushing for a goal at the end. You always fear to get caught in the counter and they caught us that one time. These things happen. We weren't bad tonight but we just weren't quite good enough. Georgetown is a very good team and I thought it was a very well-played game. You hate to lose at any time but I think in many ways this is what the doctor ordered for my team. We need to get a little bit of an edge back and exhale a little bit. I think our goal is to take this as medicine to move us forward and to get us in a good place moving forward.”
Maryland was on the front foot for most of the first half as both teams looked to play a possession style. Junior Eryk Williamson slalomed into the box and got off a left-footed effort that was saved by JT Marcinkowski in the 24th minute, which was the Terps' best chance of the half.
In the 42nd minute, junior Amar Sejdic tried his luck with his right foot from just outside the box, and while his effort was blocked, it fell to junior Andrew Samuels, who struck a hard shot that was deflected but picked up by Marcinkowski.
Freshman Eric Matzelevich tried to curl an attempt around the Georgetown keeper, but his attempt was parried away. Williamson then hit the crossbar with a powerful effort, set up by Jake Rozhansky, in the 74th minute.
Christopher Lima provided the final ball to Montes on his first career goal. The Hoya freshman finished past Dayne St. Clair in the Maryland goal to give the Hoyas the lead for good.
Maryland returns to action Friday night against Coastal Carolina at Ludwig Field. Action is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. and fans can follow the match live on BTN Plus.