WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Maryland women’s soccer team dropped its season finale to Purdue, 2-0, at Folk Field Wednesday night.
The Terrapins (7-8-3, 1-8-2 Big Ten) finish their season with a four-win improvement over last year. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Rachel Egyed finished off her season in style, notching five saves including a penalty kick stop.
In the 12th minute, Maddy Williams put the Boilermakers on the board first with a finish from close range. The Terps had some decent pushes forward, but could not find an equalizer after the opening goal.
Senior Madison Turner had Maryland’s best chance of the match in the 50th minute. After the ball was spilled by the Purdue keeper, Turner corralled the ball in the box but shot the ball wide from 10 yards.
With 37 minutes left in the half, Egyed was up to the task on a Purdue penalty opportunity, diving low to her right to deny the spot kick. Egyed made a few other one-on-one saves during the match as she tried to keep the Terps within striking distance.
Williams put the match away for Purdue in the 78th minute, getting on to the end of a long ball over the top before slotting the ball past Egyed.
Senior Natasha Ntone-Kouo made her first start of the season in the final match of her career.