Nov. 6, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md.- - No. 11 Maryland lifted head coach Sasho Cirovski to his 150th career win Wednesday night as it downed Bucknell 1-0 at Ludwig Field. Striker Abe Thompson (Fairfax Station, Va.) had the gamewinner for the Terps, who raise their record to 13-3. Bucknell leaves College Park with a 12-5-1 mark on the season.
Despite six first-half shots and a larger time of possession in the Terps' favor, play was scoreless in the first half. Thompson's goal did not come until the 72nd minute when a free kick set up a scramble in the box. Freshman Kenney Bertz (Liberty Township, Ohio) found Thompson, who sent the ball from left to right at a severe angle to score the gamewinner. The goal was Thompson's team-leading ninth of the season.
Noah Palmer (Williamsburg, Va.) was credited with his seventh shutout of the season and has a 12-3 record in 2002.
Maryland rounds out its regular season action on Friday night at Ludwig Field against Mount St. Mary's. That game begins at 7 p.m. The Terps then travel to the ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. No. 2 seed Maryland meets No. 7 seed NC State in the opening round of tournament action on Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the SAS Soccer Complex.
Box Score 1 2 F Bucknell (12-5-1, 1-4 Patriot) 0 0 0 No. 11 Maryland (13-3, 4-2 ACC) 0 1 1Scoring: 71:42- MARYLAND: Abe Thompson (Kenney Bertz)
Shots: BU 1+0=1, UM 6+6=12 Corner Kicks: BU 0+0=0, UM 3+1=4 Fouls: BU 4+2=6, UM 5+3=8 Offsides: BU 1+0=1, UM 1+0=1
Goalkeeping: Maryland- Noah Palmer (90 minutes, 0 goals against, 0 saves); Bucknell- Adam Edwards (90 minutes, 1 goal against, 2 saves)
Cards: Maryland- None. Bucknell- None.