Sept. 13, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Freshmen Jason Herrick and Jeremy Hall scored goals in the second half to lead the No. 6 men's soccer team to a 2-0 shutout of visiting Mount St. Mary's on September 13 at Ludwig Field. Herrick also recorded an assist in the match, as did senior A.J. Godbolt and sophomore A.J. Delagarza.
For both Herrick and Hall, it was their third goal of the season. The helpers by Godbolt and Herrick give them three a piece. Delagarza's assist is the first point of his career at Maryland.
The Terps controlled the pace of the game from the opening whistle. Maryland owned a 29-6 shot advantage and drew eight corner kicks compared to the Mount's none.
"We had a good response to the loss on Friday," Cirovski said. "We showed the Mount a lot of respect. We came out here and played some really good soccer. Some of the finishing was a bit off, but the build up and the movement were pretty nice to see."
The first quality chance for the Terps came at the 29:39 mark in the first half when senior David Glaudemans blasted a shot from 20 yards out towards the right side of the goal. Mountaineers' keeper Mark Murphy made a diving save to his left and let a rebound go, but the Mount defense did not allow another shot.
After a Herrick miss wide right from about 15 yards out, Godbolt took a shot with 20 minutes to go that headed for the top right corner, but Murphy tipped the ball over the goal to avoid any danger. Ten minutes later, Godbolt made a run for the goal, making a fantastic move around a defender and then blasting a shot to the top shelf which was again saved.
In the first half, the Mount had a pair of decent chances, but both shots were aimed right at sophomore keeper Chris Seitz, who easily handled the attacks.
Maryland jumped on the board quickly after the half and for the fourth time this season, scored with less than three minutes gone off the clock. Godbolt dribbled down an open field on the right side and struck a cross to the far post. Herrick found an open space in the Mount defense and put a header past Murphy for what proved to be the game winner at 47:33.
"Anytime you can score early, it's a big boost," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "It put the Mount under some more pressure to come forward and open up a little bit more."
In the 63rd minute, Hall put the game away with a shot to the left side of the goal that beat Murphy. After Delagarza and Herrick touched the ball, the passes reached Hall who notched the goal from about 18 yards out.
Murphy was credited with seven saves in a losing effort for the Mount, which falls to 2-2-1. Seitz stopped three shots to earn his third shutout of the season.
The Terps, who have begun the season 5-1-0 for the second-straight time, host ACC opponent NC State on Saturday, September 16 at Ludwig Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. and the match will be televised live on CN8.