Oct. 31, 2001
College Park, Md. - Seth Stammler (Gahanna, Ohio) and Sumed Ibrahim (Tamale, Ghana) led the Maryland charge with three points each as the Terps used a second-half explosion to down Holy Cross 5-1 in men's soccer action. Maryland is now 8-6-1, while Holy Cross falls to 9-5-1.
Holy Cross owned the only score of the first half, a quick goal by Matt Ney in the sixth minute off a corner kick sequence. Rusty Giudici was credited with the assist on Ney's fifth goal of the season. The Crusaders would protect the lead for the rest of the half and took the 1-0 lead into the break.
Almost seven minutes into the second half, Maryland's offense exploded for its first of five goals. Redshirt-sophomore A.J Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.) capitalized on a forward pass from Siba Mohammed (Tamale, Ghana) to get the Terps going. Stammler was also credited with an assist.
Bryan Vitagliano (Scotsdale, Ariz.) got into the action seven minutes later with his first goal of the season on an assist from Sumed. Sumed's assist was his ninth of the season, moving him up to the No. 8 spot on Maryland's single season assists chart.
Co-captain Beckett Hollenbach (Havertown, Pa.) scored his first goal of the season to continue the Maryland run in the 79th minute. The goal was unassisted and was followed less than a minute later by a Sumed breakaway. Robert Sjolund (Borlange, Sweden) had the assist, and then also found Stammler for the Terps' last goal of the game in the 85th minute to finishing the scoring off with a bang.
Maryland hosts No. 3 Virginia on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Ludwig Field. Holy Cross' next action comes in the Patriot League Tournament on Nov. 17-18.
1 2 F Holy Cross 1 0 1 Maryland 0 5 5
Goals: 5:05- Holy Cross: Matt Ney (Rusty Guidici) 51:58- Maryland: A.J. Herrera (Seth Stammler, Siba Mohammed) 57:18- Maryland: Bryan Vitagliano (Sumed Ibrahim) 78:29- Maryland: Beckett Hollenbach (Unassisted) 79:20- Maryland: Sumed Ibrahim (Robert Sjolund) 84:59- Maryland: Seth Stammler (Robert Sjolund)
Shots: Maryland 5+11=16, Holy Cross 3+1=4 Corner Kicks: Maryland 3+3=6, Holy Cross 2+2=4 Fouls: Maryland 2+5=7, Holy Cross 5+4=9 Offsides: Maryland 4, Holy Cross 0 Goalkeeping: Maryland: Noah Palmer (90 mins., 2 saves, 1 goal against), Holy Cross: Kevin Baker (90 mins., 4 saves, 5 goals against).
Cards: Maryland: Seth Stammler (Yellow 40:39). Holy Cross: Brain Weeks (Yellow 88:01)