COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland women's soccer team closes its home slate on Saturday night as it welcomes Michigan State to Ludwig Field. The Terps will celebrate Senior Night with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
Follow the Terps: Fans can watch Thursday match on BTN Plus or follow on live stats.
Tracking the Terps
• After a 3-15-1 season in 2016, Maryland has more than doubled its win total with seven wins this season. Maryland has been solid at Ludwig Field this season, sporting a 4-1-1 record. Maryland has dropped its last two matches on the road to Nebraska and Iowa., but will finish with three of its last four matches at home.
• Maryland’s lone Big Ten win of the season came at Illinois, with senior Kate Waters providing a fantastic strike to win the contest with only minutes remaining.
• Maryland romped through its nonconference schedule with an undefeated 6-0-1 record. Maryland outscored its opponents 12-4 during that run and racked up 99 shots. It was the Terps’ first unbeaten nonconference slate since 2011.
• Redshirt senior Hope Gouterman is Maryland’s only player to start all 16 matches. Gouterman, who also serves as Maryland’s team captain, has logged a team-high 1,498 minutes and has notched her first two assists of her career this season.
• Maryland has seen numerous freshmen contribute to the squad’s success this season. Before an injury, Mikayla Dayes had racked up three goals and two assists and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Dayes’ twin sister Malikae has been a force in central defense in her three starts.
• Before an injury, Chelsea Jackson was one of Maryland’s best attacking threats with three goals and an assist. Jackson has been a standout since transferring into Maryland last year with 15 total goals as a Terp.
• Senior Madison Turner, after playing all of the field last season, has settled into a more advanced role this season. That has translated into three goals, including a game winner against William & Mary, and one assist.
• Turner, Jlon Flippens and junior Jarena Harmon were Maryland’s Big Ten Players to Watch. Harmon has scored a goal and notched an assist so far this season. Flippens has two goals and three assists. Maryland has gotten goals from nine different players so far this season.
• Head coach Ray Leone is in his second season at the helm of the Maryland women’s soccer team. The Severna Park, Md., native spent nine years at Harvard, where he led the Crimson to five NCAA Tournament appearances and five Ivy League titles.
Building Sustained Excellence
The 2017 rebound of the Maryland women's soccer program was featured in last week's Terps Digest. The article can be found here.
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.
Gouterman on Hear the Turtle
Senior captain Hope Gouterman appeared on the Sept. 4 episode of Hear The Turtle, the offical podcast of Maryland Athletics. Gouterman dicussed the team's hot start, among a variety of topics. Gouterman has two assists this season and played the most minutes on the team (781) this season.
The interview can be heard here.