Terps and Spartans Draw on Senior Night

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland women’s soccer team completed its home schedule Saturday night with a 0-0 draw with Michigan State at Ludwig Field Saturday night.

The Terrapins (7-7-3, 1-7-2) and Spartans (6-10-1, 2-7-1) played an entertaining up-and-down match, but neither team was able to find a breakthrough. The Terps dominated the final 20 minutes of regulation.

“You cannot ask more from anyone on the field today,” Maryland head coach Ray Leone said. “You could feel a good vibe from us. That was a good team. What a performance from both teams.”

After a good early spell from the Spartans, the Terps started to take control of play around the 25th minute, with freshman Gi Krstec, redshirt sophomore Darby Moore and sophomore Jlon Flippens all coming close with long range efforts.

Krstec continued to impact play in the 29th minute. The Florida native picked out Anissa Mose with a picture perfect through ball but her fellow freshman’s shot was blocked away. Krstec then got on the end of Sydney Staier’s corner, but her shot was blocked.

Maryland’s best period of play came in the last 20 minutes of the second half and the Terps came close on a few occasions to notching the winning goal. In the 76th minute, Flippens ball over the top found the head of Hope Lewandoski, but the freshman’s shot was saved.

Krstec was again in the mix on Maryland’s closest chance in the match. She twisted and turned in the box to create a chance at the top of the box which was palmed onto the bar and out of play.

Prior to the match, Maryland honored its six seniors; Chelsea Jackson, Hope Gouterman, Natasha Ntone-Kouo, Kate Waters, Zoe Clark and Madison Turner.

“[The seniors] bring so much passion for the game of soccer and for Maryland,” Leone said. “It is really hard to put into words what they mean to this team and this program.”

Maryland completes its 2017 season at Purdue on Wednesday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the match can be seen live on BTN Plus.