The No. 8 Maryland men's soccer team aims to wrap up its four-game homestand with its third straight victory when it welcomes Boston College Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Ludwig Field.
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• Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Boston College – Residential Halls Challenge, Terrapin Club Night
• Tuesday, Oct. 15 vs. Marshall – Indian Guides, Power in Pink, Terrapin Tuesdays
• Saturday, Oct. 19 vs. Wake Forest – Red Out, Alumni Night, Pride Game
• Tuesday, Oct. 22 vs. Drexel – Terrapin Tuesdays, International Night
• Friday, Nov. 1 vs. NC State – Senior Night, ACC Farewell Game, MVP Night, High School
Scouting The Terps
• The Terps return seven starters from a year ago when the squad advanced to the College Cup for the first time since 2008 and boasted the top winning percentage in the nation.
2013 Maryland Terrapins: 4-2-3, 3-0-1 ACC
(NSCAA #8, Soccer America #13, TopDrawerSoccer.com #14)
• Included in that mix of returning starters is 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy winner Patrick Mullins. The New Orleans, product was the ACC Offensive Most Valuable Player, registering team-highs in goals (17), assists (10) and points (44). Sophomore Schillo Tshuma will be looked upon to generate scoring as well after tallying 10 goals in 2012.
• Gone from last year’s starting midfield is All-American John Stertzer, who was drafted 12th overall by Real Salt Lake in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. However, the cupboard is far from empty with returning starters Dan Metzger and Sunny Jane and spot starters Tsubasa Endoh, Jereme Raley and Mikias Eticha back this season.
• Sophomores Mikey Ambrose and Dakota Edwards registered 22 and 23 starts, respectively, a year ago and look to lead the backline in 2013.
• Zack Steffen won the starting goalkeeping role. There is a three-way battle for the backup as Keith Cardona, Jordan Tatum, and Cody Niedermeier will fight for time.
Scouting The Eagles
• Boston College boasts a 4-2-2 record with all four wins coming on the road. The Eagles are 2-1-1 in ACC play.
2013 Boston College Eagles: 4-4-2, 2-1-1 ACC
(NSCAA NR, Soccer America NR, TopDrawerSoccer.com NR)
• Giuliano Frano leads BC’s attack with two goals and two assists. Zeiko Lewis and Diego Medina-Mendez have each tallied four assists. Of the 17 field players to appear for the Eagles in 2013, 10 have scored at least one goal.
• BC is averaging 1.75 goals per game while allowing 1.38. The Eagle defense has one shutout - a 3-0 win at Rhode Island.
#8 Terps Down #23 Tulsa Tuesday
• Senior Patrick Mullins was involved in both goals as the No. 8 Maryland men’s soccer team defeated No. 23 Tulsa, 2-1, at Ludwig Field Tuesday night.
• The Terrapins dominated play against the Golden Hurricane (5-4-1) for most of the night. Mullins and freshman Michael Sauers sparked a Terrapin offense that outshot Tulsa, 16-11, and earned 10 corner kicks.
Mullins Moves up Career Goals List
• Patrick Mullins’ penalty kick goal Tuesday night vaulted the senior forward into seventh on Maryland’s career goals list.
• The New Orleans, native, boasts 33 goals in his illustrious career, moving ahead of Otto Winklemann and Oyton Tertemiz on the list.
Pace Vaults Terps Past Pitt
• Senior Jake Pace scored two goals to give the No. 8 Maryland men’s soccer team a dominant 2-0 win over ACC newcomer Pittsburgh at Ludwig Field last Friday night.
• The Terrapins held a 23-2 advantage in shots over the Panthers and controlled play for the majority of the contest. The offensive firepower was backed up by a standout defensive effort with the Terps recording their first shutout of the season.
Mullins Named ACC Player of the Week
• Senior forward Patrick Mullins has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week after his two-goal performance in the Terrapins’ 3-1 road win over 13th-ranked and previously unbeaten Clemson.
• Mullins, the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy winner, tallied the first and final goals against the Tigers, who had surrendered just one goal in six matches this season prior to Saturday night’s contest.
• Mullins sealed the win in the 83rd minute when pulled down in the box and converted the subsequent penalty opportunity for his second goal of the match. The New Orleans native’s efforts helped the Terps remain unbeaten in ACC play.
Three Things We Learned: Week Five
#1 Patience is a Virtue
Let’s go two ways with this one. Quite possibly the best example of patience on this year’s squad is senior forward Jake Pace.
After playing limited minutes his freshman and sophomore seasons, Pace came onto the scene in 2012 as a permanent fixture in Maryland’s attack. He’s flourished in his role as one of the first players off the bench, notching 10 goals in a little over a year – including five in 2013.
To add to the patience theme, Maryland is not scoring as early as it would like but has still managed to average over two goals per game. Of the Terps’ 20 goals this season, 14 have come in the second half.
#2 It’s a Wide Open Field in 2013
If you haven’t been paying attention to the rest of the Division I collegiate field in 2013, it’s certainly time to start. The month of September resembled March Madness with multiple mid-majors wreaking havoc on historically prominent programs. Just last week while Maryland was reeling from a 1-1 tie with Old Dominion, North Carolina fell in Chapel Hill to William & Mary while defending national champion Indiana was topped by Butler.
With parity as the name of the game this season, the Terps will hope to continue to weather the difficult nature of the first half of the 2013 campaign.
#3 Cirovski’s Schedule Should Have Terps Battle Tested
Speaking of scheduling, it seems Maryland’s relentless 2013 slate just won’t cease, which should have the Terps more than prepared for postseason soccer – including the insanely difficult ACC championship in Germantown.
Following Friday’s tough test with Boston College, Maryland treks to No. 2 Notre Dame and rival Virginia within a four-day span.
• Maryland has battled opponents to extra stanzas in four of nine games this season, including three double overtime matches.
• The Terps lone defeat in overtime came at California in the second contest of the year.
Terps Hand Clemson Its First Loss in 2013
•Senior Patrick Mullins scored two goals from the penalty spot as the No. 17 Maryland men’s soccer team defeated No. 13 Clemson, 3-1, at Historic Riggs Field.
• The Terrapins broke down a stingy Tiger defense that had only allowed one goal all season. Sophomore Schillo Tshuma added the Terps other tally.
• Sophomore Dakota Edwards and freshman Alex Crognale anchored the Terrapin defense from the centerback position and helped stifle a Clemson attack that had scored at least two goals in each of its home games this season.
Maryland Captures 2012 ACC Championship
• Top-seeded Maryland defeated No. 2 North Carolina 2-1 to win its third title in five seasons at the 2012 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship.
• The Terps picked up goals from freshmen Dakota Edwards and Schillo Tshuma to win their fifth overall conference tournament crown (1996, 2002, 2008, 2010, and 2012) in front of 9,341 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
• 2012 ACC Offensive Player of the Year Patrick Mullins was tabbed the ACC Championship Tournament Most Valuable Player and was joined on the all-tournament squad by John Stertzer, London Woodberry, Tshuma and Edwards.
Terps, Tar Heels Draw in Chapel Hill
• Sophomore Schillo Tshuma recorded two goals to lead the No. 18 Maryland men’s soccer team to a hard-fought 2-2 tie at No. 2 North Carolina.
• The Terrapins amassed 20 shots on the night and fueled by the return of sophomore defender Dakota Edwards tallied nearly 90 minutes of shutout soccer to cap the match and give North Carolina its second straight draw.
Terps Top Duke in Front of Ludwig Record Crowd
• Sophomore Tsubasa Endoh scored one goal and added two assists as the No. 13 Maryland men’s soccer team defeated Duke 3-1 in front of a Ludwig Field record crowd of 8,397.
• The Terrapins fell behind early for the third time this season, but fought back with three second-half scores from Endoh, Helge Leikvang and Patrick Mullins to overcome the Blue Devils.
• Patrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma continue to show why they are one of the most prolific 1-2 punches in college soccer.
• The pair have combined for 10 of Maryland's 20 goals in 2013. The duo has also posted a .550 shot on goal percentage.
Terps Picked First in ACC Preseason Poll
• Maryland is the preseason favorite to claim the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Championship, according to a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.
• The 2012 ACC Champion Terrapins, who return MAC Hermann Trophy winner Patrick Mullins, amassed 142 points in the balloting. North Carolina, which reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship last season, placed second with 122 points in the conference poll.
• Maryland led with 10 first-place votes. Wake Forest and Notre Dame, selected third and fourth, respectively, each received one first-place vote. The ballot awarded 12 points for each first-place ballot, 11 points for second place, etc.
• Maryland played back-to-back overtime matches when it tied Stanford and fell to California to begin the 2013 season.
• The Terps battled from two down to net a tie against the Cardinal on Friday. Patrick Mullins, Schillo Tshuma and Jake Pace scored for Maryland.
• At Cal on Sunday, Pace slotted the equalizer late in the second period to lift the Terps to extra stanzas. Tshuma also recorded a goal for Maryland.
Mullins Tabbed to MAC Hermann Watch List
• Patrick Mullins was one of 34 players named to the 2013 MAC Hermann Watch List.
• Mullins became only the second Terrapin to win the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2012. A forward from New Orleans, Mullins led Maryland’s high-scoring attack with 17 goals and 10 assists as a junior.
• He tallied seven game-winners to lead the Terps to the best winning percentage in the country (20-1-3).
Meet the New Kids on the Block
• The Maryland men’s soccer program welcomes another talented group this fall with a six-member freshman class in 2013.
• The Terps’ signing class is ranked third in the nation according to TopDrawerSoccer.com and features two members of the U-18 U.S. men’s national team with the signing of Zack Steffen and Suli Dainkeh.
• Other newcomers include Alex Crognale, Daniel Johnson, Chris Odoi-Atsem and Michael Sauers.
• Maryland started four freshmen defenders and a freshman goalkeeper against Cal.
• Michael Sauers, Alex Crognale, Chris Odoi-Atsem and Suli Dainkeh all notched starts in the backline while Zack Steffen earned his second consecutive start in goal.
• Crognale and Steffen have started all nine games this season.
• Maryland has seven College Cup appearances in the last 15 years, tied for most in the country.
• Maryland has advanced to the postseason in 12 straight years. No other school has done so more than five consecutive seasons.
• Maryland has finished in the top 15 in the final NSCAA poll for 11 straight seasons. No other school has done so more than five straight years.
• Every four-year player at Maryland since 1998 has been part of a College Cup team. The 15-year run is the longest active streak in the country. The second-longest is Wake Forest (seven years).
• Men’s soccer has more NCAA titles than all other men’s programs at Maryland combined since 1976.
In all sports with at least 32 schools in its NCAA Tournament
• Maryland has more consecutive appearances in the round-of-16 than any other program in the country with 11. The second-most on that elite list is five.
• No other head coach in the nation has more national championships since 2002 than Sasho Cirovski. He is joined in that elite company by the likes of Jim Calhoun of UConn, Billy Donovan of Florida, and Roy Williams of North Carolina, who have all won two.