Terps, Hoosiers Play To Thrilling 3-3 Draw

Oct. 29, 2005

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland Terrapins built a three-goal lead in the first half, but the Indiana Hoosiers ralled for three goals in the second as the Terps and Hoosiers played to a 3-3 draw in front of 6,203 fans -- the largest crowd in Ludwig Field history. Jason Garey scored twice for Maryland and Stephen King added a goal to help pace the Terps offensively.

"It's disappointing not to get a result, but there's a reason they have seven stars on their chest -- they are championship team," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "This game will serve its purpose for us, we saw some things that we wouldn't have seen had we walked away with a 3-0 victory."

Maryland (13-3-1) held a 3-0 lead at halftime, but Indiana (10-1-6) managed to score three of its own in the second half, including a goal on a header with just five seconds remaining in regulation.

The Terps took the early lead on a highlight-reel goal from Garey. On the play, senior defender Chris Lancos cut back to the middle of the pitch and found Garey in the box. He took a settling touch before bicycling it in to the lower left corner from 16 yards out, putting Maryland up 1-0.

Garey made it 2-0 in the 30th minute after Spencer Allen served the ball down the right flank to him. Indiana Goalie Chris Munroe came off his line and Garey managed to squeeze his shot near post for his 18th goal of the year. Ten minutes later Stephen King made it a 3-0 Terp lead after finishing a throw-in by Kenney Bertz. Bertz' throw-in managed to get through defenders where King finished for the score.

Maryland started the second half as if it would cruise to the victory, but the two-time defending champions showed their mettle with a fierce rally sparked by freshman Lee Nguyen.

Nguyen assisted the first Hoosier goal in the 74 minute as he beat a defender on the right flank and dribbled into the box and sent a cross that ended up on the back post where Jacob Peterson finished for the score.

Less than three minutes later, Nguyen again hassled the Terrapins into a mistake after his cross was knocked in by a Maryland defender to pull the Hoosiers to within a goal with just over 15 minutes remaining.

With each team trading quality chances but unable to get a goal, it looked as if the Terps would come away with the victory, but a frantic last minute of action led to a Hoosier goal. With under 20 second to play, Brad Ring took a throw-in deep in Maryland territory that was headed out of play leading to an Indiana corner. With under 10 seconds left, Nguyen quickly placed the ball down for the corner and sent it to the back post where Greg Stevning was able to get his head on the ball. His shot was re-directed by a Terp defender, but the ball managed to fit under the crossbar for the equalizing goal.

Each team took a shot on goal in the overtime sessions, but neither was able to get the golden goal. Chris Seitz went the distance in net for the Terps making four saves, while Chris Munroe made three saves in goal for the Hoosiers. Indiana also had a shot cleared off the line by a defender on a Bertz shot in the first half to account for the team's fourth save.

The Terps will return to ACC play on the road next week against Virginia Tech. The Hokies knocked off Virginia, 2-1 in overtime, on Saturday night.