Sept. 21, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Freshman defender Mikey Ambrose scored his first collegiate goal as the No. 1 Maryland men's soccer team defeated conference foe Virginia Tech 2-0 Friday night at Ludwig Field.
Patrick Mullins scored the opener for the Terps (6-0-1, 3-0-0 ACC) before Ambrose slotted in the second.
The opening 10 minutes were controlled by Maryland, who held the majority of possession. In the 13th minute, Schillo Tshuma blasted a shot that was well saved by Virginia Tech goalkeeper Kyle Renfo, before Mullins one-timed the rebound from just inside 18-yard box into the left corner of the net.
The goal was Mullins third of the season and his team-leading ninth point of the year.
The Terps solidified their dominance of the first half when Ambrose cut in from the right wing and unleashed a spectacular strike from 19 yards out that beat Renfro at the far post.
The Hokies were only able muster five shots the entire match, none of which were on goal.
"It's a good win. We set a goal of scoring early in the game, which we hadn't done for a couple games. We also set a goal of having a shutout so we accomplished those two goals," head coach Sasho Cirovski said.
"We had a really good first half where I thought we deserved a few more goals. The second half I thought Tech was a little more aggressive and a little more direct and we were a little sloppy at times but we stuck with it. It's a solid win."
Maryland outshot Tech 12-1 in the first half and 18-5 in the match.
Maryland returns to the field Monday to face Georgia State. Kickoff from Ludwig Field is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game can be seen live on TerpsTV Premium.