Sept. 16, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Three different Terrapins scored to lead No. 1 Maryland to a defeat of NC State, 3-1, on Friday night at Ludwig Field to advance to 7-0 in 2011.
Despite dominating possession early, Terrapin goalkeeper Will Swaim was forced to make two fantastic saves late in the first half to keep the score at zeros.
Maryland rode the momentum of the goal into the second half and quickly doubled its lead in the 48th minute. NC State (2-2-2) goalkeeper Fabian Otte saved a Casey Townsend header, but the rebound fell to Raley who volleyed the ball home for the score, 2-0.
Jane gave the Wolfpack defense fits throughout the night with wonderful individual play and slashed through NC State's defense in the 55th minute. The sophomore tip-toed the end line and crossed the ball to set up Stertzer for the easy finish.
NC State's offense was held relatively quiet for the duration of the second half, but cut Maryland's shutout bid short on a Monbo Bokar breakaway goal in the 90th minute.
"Well it's something we've been preaching, getting other players involved in the scoring," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "We have a lot of really good players and I don't really care where the goals come from. We've gotten a lot of good production from our front three (Townsend, Mullins and Stertzer) but we know we need to get some goals from other places as well so we are less predictable. It was nice to see some other people get on the board today."
The Terps will look to sustain its unbeaten streak on Tuesday, Sept. 20 as the Terps travel to Seton Hall.