The No. 21 Maryland Terrapin women’s soccer team opens its ACC schedule on Thursday, Sept. 12 when it plays at Clemson. The match is set for a 7 p.m. start at Historic Riggs Field and will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.
• Did you know ... Maryland is 4-5-1 all-time at Clemson, but is 2-0-0 in its last two trips to Historic Riggs Field with a 2-1 win in 2011 and a 3-0 shutout in 2009.
Ticket Information• Season tickets for home Maryland women's and men's soccer matches are still available online by clicking here. Tickets for 10 women's and 10 men's matches are just $69 for adults and $39 for youth or seniors. A Familty 4Pak is also available for $43.75.
• Admission to the Clemson-Maryland match is free of charge.
• LiveStats are expected to be available for the Clemson match and should be able to be accessed by clicking here.
|Maryland's Probable Starters|
|M||3||Aubrey Baker||So.||5-2||Foothill Ranch, Calif.||4/4||1||0||2|
|F||8||Ashley Spivey||So.||5-8||Sparrows Point, Md.||6/6||3||2||8|
|M||10||Riley Barger||So.||5-3||Baldwin, Md.||6/6||1||2||4|
|M||11||Lauren Berman||Fr.||5-3||Canton, Mass.||6/6||2||3||7|
|D||15||Erika Nelson||So.||5-9||Albuquerque, N.M.||6/6||0||0||0|
|D||16||Megan Gibbons||R-Sr.||5-6||Ellicott City, Md.||6/6||0||2||2|
|D||22||Shade Pratt||Jr.||5-7||Germantown, Md.||6/6||0||0||0|
|F||27||Hayley Brock||Sr.||5-8||Acton, Mass.||6/6||6||2||14|
|M||31||Erika Joab||So.||5-6||Monclair, N.J.||6/6||1||0||2|
|D||73||Shannon Collins||So.||5-6||La Plata, Md.||6/6||0||5||5|
|33||Rachelle Beanlands||So.||5-9||Ottawa, Ontario||6/6||1.09||17||4-2-0|
Scouting The Terps
• Maryland is 4-2-0 after finishing its non-conference slate with road losses at Santa Clara and at then-No. 4 Stanford. The Terps' are now No. 21 in the latest NSCAA poll, No. 24 in Soccer America's Top 25 and No. 17 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com poll.
|2013 Maryland Terrapins: 4-2-0, 0-0-0 ACC|
|(Soccer America #21 NSCAA #24, TopDrawerSoccer.com #17)|
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• Maryland has played just one exhibition prior to the season opener, defeating Loyola 3-1. The Terps dominated their in-state foes, outshooting the Greyhounds 28-6. Maryland scored the lone goal of the first half in the 31st minute when sophomore Ashley Spivey finished a pass from sophomore Riley Barger. After Loyola tied the score early in the second half, sophomore Maisie McCune got on the end of a corner kick from sophomore Shannon Collins to score the game-winner off a perfect header into the upper left 90 in the 72nd minute. Junior Alex Doody finished a cross from freshman Natasha Ntone-Kouo in the 77th minute to add an insurance goal.
• The Terps opened the season with a 9-0 shutout of The Citadel (recap | stats) on Aug 23. Sophomore Ashley Spivey set career highs with her first career hat trick and seven total points. Freshman Lauren Berman made her collegiate deubt a memorable one with a goal and two assists. Senior Hayley Brock had a goal and an assist, while sophmore Shannon Collins had two assists in the victory, which was Maryland's highest-scoring win since Aug. 22, 2011 when the Terps topped Loyola, 9-0.
• Maryland fell behind 2-0 early in the first half against Villanova on Aug. 26, but a late hat trick from senior Hayley Brock lifted the Terps to a 4-2 win over the Wildcats (recap | stats). Junior Cory Ryan scored before halftime to cut Nova's lead to one goal heading into the second half. The Wildcats went down a player when Kathryn Rayner was sent off with a red card in the 52nd minute. But Maryland couldn't capitalize until Brock scored three times from the 83rd to the 87th minutes to give the Terps the win.
• The Terrapins jumped out early and never looked back in their 3-0 shutout of George Mason (recap | stats) on Aug. 30. Sophomore Riley Barger scored her first career goal in just the second minute of the match to spot the Terps a 1-0 lead. Senior Hayley Brock continued her torrid scoring pace by netting the second goal of the game in the seventh minute. Freshman Lauren Berman added her second goal of the season in the 80th minute to close the scoring. Berman and Brock also added assists in the match and sophomore Shannon Collins picked up a pair of assists vs. the Patriots.
• The Terps earned their third shutout victory of the season with a 2-0 win over Navy (recap | stats) on Sept. 1. The match was scoreless until the 71st minute when sophomore Gabby Galanti scored her first goal of the season off of assists from junior Cory Ryan and sophomore Riley Barger. Senior Hayley Brock netted the insurance goal in the 82nd minute off of a feed from senior Megan Gibbons. Sophomore goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands made a season-high four saves.
• The Terrapins wrapped up its non-conference slate and its two-game west coast road trip at No. 4 Stanford. The Cardinal took advantage of the limited opportunities the Terps gave them en route to a 3-0 victory (recap | stats). Sophomore Riley Barger led the Maryland attack with three shots and sophomore Rachelle Beanlands made a season-high six saves.
Scouting The Tigers
• Clemson is 2-1-2 on the season after finishing up its early non-conference schedule with a split in two home matches last weekend.
|2013 Clemson Tigers: 2-1-2, 0-0-0 ACC|
|(Soccer America NR, NSCAA NR, TopDrawerSoccer.com NR)|
• The Tigers opened the season with a 0-0 tie at Auburn on Aug. 23 and then picked up its first win, a 1-0 decision over Furman, on Aug. 25. Clemson then followed up another tie at USF with a 2-1 loss to No. 11 South Carolina and a 2-0 shutout of Davidson.
• Clemson is led by freshman midfielder Catrina Atanda, who has three goals, including both in the 2-0 win over Davidson last Sunday. Freshman forward Abby Jones is the lone Tiger with multiple assists with two on the season. Freshman keeper Kailen Sheridan has started all five matches in net and has a 0.55 goals-against average.
Series History vs. Clemson
• This will be the 24th all-time meeting between Maryland and Clemson and the Terrapins hold a 14-8-1 lead in the series.
• Last season the Terrapins improved to 2-0-0 in the ACC for the first time since 1997 with a 4-1 win over Clemson Hayley Brock scored Maryland's final two goals in the 74th and 76th minutes, respectively. Senior Olivia Wagner also had two goals on the day, while Kaplan and freshmen Gabby Galanti, Sarah Molina and Ashley Spivey each had one helper.
• In 2011 the Terrapin offense got a boost with the return of All-American Jasmyne Spencer, who missed four starts due to an injury sustained at James Madison, to the starting lineup. The boost wasn't just superficial either as Spencer delivered by scoring the 10th game-winning goal of her career to give Maryland a 2-1 victory at Clemson (recap | stats) on Sept. 29. The Terps wasted no time jumping on the Tigers as junior Danielle Hubka scored in the second minute to give Maryland a 1-0 lead. Spencer then capitalized on a defensive miscue by Clemson to score unassisted in the 22nd minute. The Tigers scored in the 33rd to cut the lead back to a goal, but the Terrapin defense held out for the 2-1 win.
• In 2010 Jasmyne Spencer totaled a career-high five points on two goals and an assist to lead Maryland to a 4-0 rout of Clemson (recap | final stats). Senior Caitlin McDowell tied her career-high with four points on a goal and two assists. Senior Molly Dreska also scored in the victory, while juniors Skyy Anderson and Domenica Hodak each added assists. Redshirt junior Yewande Balogun made two saves to pick up her second full shutout of the season.
Head Coach Jonathan Morgan• Jonathan Morgan is in his second season at the helm of the Maryland women’s soccer program after spending the previous five seasons on the Terrapin sideline as an assistant coach. He is 18-9-2 (.655) as the Terps’ head coach.
• Hayley Brock scored at least one goal six straight games from the Terps' 2012 NCAA tournament first round match vs. Stony Brook through the first four games in 2013. Since 1994 there have been just 20 scoring streaks of at least three games for the Terps and Brock owns three of those. Her current streak of six matches is second only to Emmy Harbo's streak of seven games with a goal in 1996.
|Game||Player (Dates - Opponents)|
|7||Emmy Harbo (9/4/96-9/24/96 – George Washington, New Hampshire, at Hartford, at James Madison, vs. Davidson, Texas, George Mason)|
|6||Hayley Brock (11/10/12-9/1/13 - Stony Brook, vs. Denver, The Citadel, Villanova, George Mason, Navy)|
|4||Hayley Brock (9/13/12-9/23/12 – North Carolina, Clemson, at Duke, at Wake Forest)|
|4||Keri Sarver (9/20/98-9/27/98 – NC State, George Mason, vs. Texas, at Colorado)|
|4||Keri Sarver (11/3/96-11/24/96 – at Georgia, at Clemson, George Washington, San Diego)|
|4||Keri Sarver (9/24/96-10/1/96 – George Mason, Brown, at Wake Forest, UMBC)|
|3||Hayley Brock (10/3/12-10/11/12 – Francis Marion, at NC State, at Boston College)|
|3||Becky Kaplan (8/31/12-9/6/12 – at George Mason, Towson, at Alabama)|
|3||Sade Ayinde (9/5/10-9/12/10 – Stony Brook, at Seton Hall, Delaware)|
|3||Ashley Grove (8/20/10-8/27/10 – Iona, Missouri, at Tennessee)|
|3||Ashley Grove (10/18/09-10/29/09 – NC State, at Clemson, Wake Forest)|
|3||Simone Dekker (11/17/02-8/31/03 – Penn State, at Washington, vs. Washington State)|
|3||Audra Poulin (10/11/02-10/20/02 – Virginia, George Mason, at Clemson)|
|3||Jackie Mynarski (10/6/99-10/10/99 – at George Mason, Rutgers, Navy)|
|3||Keri Sarver (11/5/98-11/15/98 – vs. Wake Forest, Fairfield, vs. William & Mary)|
|3||Jackie Mynarski (9/18/98-9/23/98 – Duke, NC State, George Mason)|
|3||Robin McCullough (9/19/97-9/26/97 – at Florida, at Florida State, at George Washington)|
|3||Keri Sarver (9/7/97-9/12/97 – at William & Mary, at George Mason, Wake Forest)|
|3||Emmy Harbo (9/3/95-9/10/95 – Virginia Tech, George Mason, Florida State)|
|3||Randi Goldblatt (9/11/94-9/18/94 – Texas A&M, at Princeton, NC State)|
|TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week|
|Hayley Brock (Sept. 3)|
|Hayley Brock (Sept. 3)|
Hat Trick History
• Sophomore Ashley Spivey opened the 2013 season with a hat trick in the Terps' 9-0 win over The Citadel. Senior Hayley Brock followed that performance with a natural hat trick in Maryland's 4-2 come-from-behind win over Villanova on Aug. 26. Those two performances mark the first time in the Maryland women's soccer program's 27-year history that back-to-back hat tricks have been posted.
|Hat Tricks In The Past 20 Seasons (Since '94)|
|3, Hayley Brock vs. Villanova (8/26/13)|
|3, Ashley Spivey vs. The Citadel (8/23/13)|
|3, Becky Kaplan at Loyola (8/22/11)|
|4, Sara Gustafson vs. Howard (10/11/00)|
|3, Keri Sarver vs. Fairfield (11/11/98)|
|4, Emmy Harbo at LSU (10/31/98)|
|3, Keri Sarver at Colorado (9/27/98)|
|3, Keri Sarver vs. NC State (9/20/98)|
|3, Robin McCullough at NC State (11/4/97)|
|3, Keri Sarver vs. Wright State (9/1/97)|
|3, Emmy Harbo vs. Navy (10/22/96)|
|3, Keri Sarver vs. George Washington (9/4/96)|
Terps In Overtime
• Maryland has played in 97 overtime games in its 26-year history. The Terps’ all-time record in those overtime games is 29-25-43 (.521).
• The Terrapins have played in eight overtime games in the ACC tournament and have a 3-1-4 mark in those games. Maryland won the shootout in three of the four games it tied in the ACC tournament.
Terps Toppling Top 10 Teams
• Maryland has defeated a Top 10 ranked team 21 times in its history. The Terps' most memorable Top 10 victory, 2-1 at No. 2 North Carolina on Oct. 24, 2010 tied for he highest ranked opponent ever defeated by Maryland. The Terrapins defeated No. 2 Boston College on Oct. 7, 2010 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Those two victories marked the first time in program history that Maryland has defeated two Top 10 teams in a single month. The Terps then added to that with another 2-1 win over No. 8 Florida State on Oct. 28, 2010. The latest Top 10 win for the Terps came on Nov.. 2, 2012 in the ACC semifianls at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., when Maryland defeated No. 6 Wake Forest, 2-0. That marked the Terps' first shutout of a top 10 team since their 1-0 win at No. 10 Tennessee in the 2006 season opener. The Terps' 2-1 win over No. 6 North Carolina on Sept. 13, 2012 gave Maryland the distinction of becoming the first team in history to defeat the Tar Heels three straight times in three consecutive seasons. Here's a list of all of the Terps' Top 10 wins:
|Nov. 2, 2012||vs. #6 Wake Forest||2-0|
|Sept. 27, 2012||#3 Virginia||3-1|
|Sept. 13, 2012||#6 North Carolina||2-1|
|Oct. 27, 2011||#8 North Carolina||2-1 OT|
|Oct. 28, 2010||#8 Florida State||2-1|
|Oct. 24, 2010||at #2 North Carolina||2-1|
|Oct. 7, 2010||at #2 Boston College||2-1|
|Oct. 8, 2009||#6 Virginia Tech||3-1|
|Aug. 25, 2006||at #10 Tennessee||1-0|
|Nov. 14, 2004||at #5 Penn State||1-0|
|Oct. 23, 2004||#10 Duke||1-0 OT|
|Sept. 12, 2004||vs. #3 UCLA||2-1|
|Oct. 13, 2001||#8 Clemson||1-0 OT|
|Aug. 29, 2000||#4 Penn State||3-1|
|Oct. 17, 1999||#9 Clemson||2-1 OT|
|Sept. 19, 1999||at #9 Duke||4-3 OT|
|Sept. 18, 1998||#9 Duke||3-1|
|Nov. 7, 1997||vs. #8 Duke||2-1|
|Oct. 12, 1997||#9 Clemson||2-0|
|Oct. 1, 1995||#7 Duke||2-1|
|Oct. 8, 1993||#8 William & Mary||2-1|
Non-Conference Success• Dating back to its 10-0 win over Mount St. Mary's in 2008, Maryland has lost only six times in its last 46 matches vs. non-ACC opponents. The Terps have outscored its non-conference opposition 130-27 in those 46 matches.
• The Terps recorded 20 straight wins over non-ACC foes before tying Georgetown, 1-1, in second round of the NCAA tournament in 2010. Maryland is now 36-4-4 in its last 44 non-conference games. The Terps had been unbeaten in 31-straight non-conference games prior to losing, 1-0, at Oklahoma State in the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA tournament. So far this season Maryland topped The Citadel, 9-0, in the season opener, beat Villanova, 4-2 and shutout George Mason, 3-0, and Navy, 2-0. The Terps dropped matches at Santa Clara, 0-1, and at No. 4 Stanford, 0-3, to close out their 2013 non-conference slate. Those two defeats marked the first time since 2008 that the Terps lost back-to-back non-conference matches.
126 And Counting At Ludwig Field
• The Terps won their 100th match at Ludwig Field with a 6-0 victory over Iona on Aug. 20, 2010. Since its opening in 1995, Ludwig Field has proved to be a tremendous home-field advantage for the Terps women’s soccer team. All-time Maryland is 126-50-21 (.696) at Ludwig Field.
• Through the seasons, the Terps have had a knack for shutting teams out at Ludwig Field. Maryland has won 79 of its 126 victories (62.7%) at Ludwig Field via shutout. Add in the 12 0-0 ties the Terps have had at Ludwig Field and it totals 91 times that Maryland has shutout its opponent in 196 games (46.4%).
The Last Time ...
|Totaled 20 or more points in game||28 vs. The Citadel (9-0, 8/23/13)|
|Totaled 15-19 points in a game||28 vs. The Citadel (9-0, 8/23/13)|
|Totaled 10-14 points in a game||11 vs. George Mason (3-0, 8/30/13)|
|Scored 10 or more goals in a game||10 vs. Mount St. Mary's (10-0, 9/21/08)|
|Scored seven, eight or nine goals in a game||9 vs. The Citadel (9-0, 8/23/13)|
|Scored six goals in a game||9 vs. The Citadel (9-0, 8/23/13)|
|Scored five goals in a game||9 vs. The Citadel (9-0, 8/23/13)|
|Scored four goals in a game||4 vs. Villanova (4-2, 8/26/13)|
|Scored three goals in a game||3 vs. George Mason (3-0, 8/30/13)|
|Had six or more assists in a game||10 vs. The Citadel (9-0, 8/23/13)|
|Had five assists in a game||5 vs. George Mason (3-0, 8/30/13)|
|Took 30 or more shots in a game||34 vs. The Citadel (9-0, 8/23/13)|
|Took 20-29 shots in a game||22 vs. George Mason (3-0, 8/30/13)|
|Had 10 or more fouls in a game||10 vs. Denver (2-3, 11/16/12)|
|Won an overtime game||2-1 vs. Miami (2-1, 10/28/12)|
|A Maryland player totaled seven or more points||7, Ashley Spivey vs. The Citadel (9-0, 8/23/13)|
|A Maryland player totaled six points||6 Hayley Brock vs. Villanova (4-2, 8/26/13)|
|A Maryland player totaled five points||5, Olivia Wagner vs. Towson (5-0, 9/2/12)|
|A Maryland player totaled four points||4 Lauren Berman vs. The Citadel (9-0, 8/23/13)|
|A Maryland player totaled three points||3, Hayley Brock vs. George Mason (3-0, 8/30/13)|
|3 Lauren Berman vs. George Mason (3-0, 8/30/13)|
|A Maryland player scored four goals||4, Sara Gustafson vs. Howard (9-0, 10/11/00)|
|A Maryland player scored three goals||3, Hayley Brock vs. Villanova (4-2, 8/26/13)|
|A Maryland player scored two goals||3, Hayley Brock vs. Villanova (4-2, 8/26/13)|
|A Maryland player scored a goal in six straight games||Hayley Brock (11/10/12-9/1/13 - Stony Brook, Denver, The Citadel, Villanova, George Mason, Navy)|
|A Maryland player scored a goal in five straight games||Hayley Brock (11/10/12-9/1/13 - Stony Brook, Denver, The Citadel, Villanova, George Mason, Navy)|
|A Maryland player scored a goal in four straight games||Hayley Brock (11/10/12-9/1/13 - Stony Brook, Denver, The Citadel, Villanova, George Mason, Navy)|
|A Maryland player scored a goal in three straight games||Hayley Brock (11/10/12-9/1/13 - Stony Brook, Denver, The Citadel, Villanova, George Mason, Navy)|
|A Maryland player scored the game-winning goal in three straight games||Hayley Brock (10/3/12-10/12/12 - Francis Marion, at NC State, at Boston College)|
|A Maryland player had assists in three straight games||Shannon Collins (8/23/13-8/30/13 - vs. The Citadel, Villanova, George Mason)|
|A Maryland player had three assists||3, Ashley Grove at Loyola (9-0, 8/22/11)|
|A Maryland player had two assists||2, Shannon Collins vs. George Mason (3-0, 8/30/13)|
|A Maryland player had 10 or more shots||10, Jasmyne Spencer vs. Missouri (3-2, 8/22/10)|
|A Maryland player had 5-9 shots||6, Lauren Berman vs. Navy (2-0, 9/1/13)|
|A Maryland GK made 10 or more saves||11, Yewande Balogun vs. Stanford (0-0, 8/26/11)|
|Totaled 15-19 points in a game||16, at North Carolina (0-5, 9/28/08)|
|Totaled 10-14 points in a game||10, at Stanford (0-3, 9/8/13)|
|Scored seven or more goals in a game||7, vs. Florida State (2-7, 11/8/01)|
|Scored six goals in a game||6, at Notre Dame (0-6, 9/4/05)|
|Scored five goals in a game||6, at Notre Dame (0-6, 9/4/05)|
|Scored four goals in a game||4, at Virginia (1-4, 9/15/11)|
|Scored three goals in a game||3, at Stanford (0-3, 9/8/13)|
|Had six or more assists in a game||6, at North Carolina (0-5, 9/28/08)|
|Had five assists in a game||5, at Duke (10/23/11)|
|Took 30 or more shots in a game||37, vs. Duke (0-0, 10/14/06)|
|Took 20-29 shots in a game||20, at Stanford (0-3, 9/8/13)|
|Had 10 or more fouls in a game||10 vs. Stony Brook (2-0, 11/10/12)|
|An opposing player totaled six or more points||6, Nicolette Digiacomo, Denver (2-3, 11/16/12)|
|An opposing player totaled five points||N/A|
|An opposing player totaled four points||4, Taylor Uhl, Stanford (0-3, 9/8/13)|
|An opposing player totaled three points||4, Taylor Uhl, Stanford (0-3, 9/8/13)|
|An opposing player scored four goals||N/A|
|An opposing player scored three goals||3, Nicolette Digiacomo, Denver (2-3, 11/16/12)|
|An opposing player scored two goals||2, Taylor Uhl, Stanford (0-3, 9/8/13)|
|An opposing player had three assists||3, Kacey White, North Carolina (1-3, 11/2/05)|
|An opposing player had two assists||3, Kacey White, North Carolina (1-3, 11/2/05)|
|An opposing player had 10 or more shots||9, Kristen Mewis, at Boston College (3-2, 10/11/12)|
|An opposing player had 5-9 shots||6, Taylor Uhl, Stanford (0-3, 9/8/13)|
|An opposing GK made 15 or more saves||17, Madison Shaw, NC State (3-0, 10/7/12)|
|An opposing GK made 10 or more saves||17, Madison Shaw, NC State (3-0, 10/7/12)|