COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland (0-2-0) women's soccer team opens its 2014 home schedule with its only two non-conference home games of the season. The Terps open Ludwig Field on Aug. 28 when it hosts William & Mary at 7 p.m. Maryland then hosts former ACC foe NC State in a 6 p.m. match on Aug. 31.
• The match vs. the Wolfpack will be the first Maryland event streamed live on the BTN2Go app, which is the official app of the Big Ten Network. The Maryland-NC State match will be a BTN Plus production and will require an additional subscription. Fans can access all Big Ten content on BTN Plus for $119.95 per year or a $14.95 monthly subscription. A Maryland School Pass for BTN Plus, which includes all Terrapin contests, home and away, on BTN Plus for $79.95 per year or for a $9.95 monthly subscription.
• Maryland is coming off of a season-opening California road trip that saw the Terps fall at No. 1 UCLA, 3-0, in the 2014 opener on Aug. 22. The Terps looked to rebound at Pepperdine on Aug. 24 and put on an impressive display of soccer, but were unlucky in several scoring opportunities and the Wave escaped with a 1-0 win. Junior goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands set her career high with 10 saves in the match vs. the Bruins.
• Season tickets for Maryland women's and men's soccer matches are available online by clicking here. Tickets for nine women's and 12 men's matches are just $70 for adults and $40 for youth or seniors.
• Single game tickets for Maryland women's soccer matches are available also online by clicking here. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youth or seniors. Tickets are also available at Ludwig Field one hour prior to kick off.
• Click here to purchase the Maryland Athletics Pride Pass and receive admission to the following sports: Men's Soccer and Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, and Baseball. Pass is valid for regular season contests for the 2014 - 2015 athletic season. The Maryland Pride Pass is available for a single admission for $99 and for the pass holder and a guest for $150.
• General Information: After 4 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, there is no charge for parking in Lots Z1 or 1b or in Regents Drive Garage. Lots R2 and R3 are limited to vehicles displaying current valid permits for the respective lots at all times. The Stadium Drive Garage is closed on weekends.
Scouting the Tribe
• William & Mary is 1-0-0 to start the 2014 season after knocking off George Mason, 1-0 in overtime, on Aug. 24. Junior Leci Irvin netted the game-winner in the 96th minute.
• The Tribe were 8-2-7 in 2013 and advanced to the CAA championship game where it was outlasted by Northeastern in a shootout 3-1. Senior forward Emory Camper led W&M with 21 points on 10 goals and one assist. Junior keeper Caroline Casey returns in net after posting a 0.91 goals-against average with six shutouts in 2013.
• Head Coach John Daly is in his 28th season at the helm of the Tribe program and has a 370-147-49 (.697) record.
Scouting the Wolfpack
• NC State is 1-1-0 to start the 2014 season after defeating UNC-Wilmington, 2-1, in the season opener on Aug. 22 and dropping a 2-1 decision to No. 11 Portland on Aug. 24.
• The Pack was 7-12-0 in 2013 and finished the season 13th in the ACC. Sophomore forward Jackie Stengel returns after leading NC State as a freshman with 19 points on nine goals and one assist. Sophomore keeper Mackenzie Stelljes returns in net after posting a 1.69 goals-against average as a redshirt freshman in 2013.
• Head Coach Tim Santoro is in his second season as the head coach at NC State and has a 8-13-0 (.381) record.
Maryland's Probable Starters
|2||Sarah Fichtner||Jr.||5-5||Toms River, N.J.||2/2||0||0||0|
|3||Aubrey Baker||Jr.||5-3||Foothill Ranch, Calif.||2/2||0||0||0|
|4||Cory Ryan||Sr.||5-4||Norwood, Mass.||2/2||0||0||0|
|10||Riley Barger||Jr.||5-3||Baldwin, Md.||2/2||0||0||0|
|14||Alex Doody||Jr.||5-4||Framingham, Mass.||2/2||0||0||0|
|15||Erika Nelson||Jr.||5-9||Albuquerque, N.M.||2/2||0||0||0|
|20||Sarah Molina||Jr.||5-9||Rocky River, Ohio||2/2||0||0||0|
|21||Amanda Gerlitz||Jr.||5-7||Hollis, N.H.||2/2||0||0||0|
|22||Shade Pratt||Sr.||5-7||Rosemount, Minn.||2/2||0||0||0|
|73||Shannon Collins||Jr.||5-6||La Plata, Md.||2/2||0||0||0|
|33||Rachelle Beanlands||Jr.||5-9||Ottawa, Ontario||2/2||2.00||11||0-2-0|
Maryland In Ludwig Field Openers
• Ludwig Field opened in 1995 and Maryland has enjoyed remarkable success at the venue (see below). But even that success pales in comparison to how the Terps have fared in home openers at Ludwig Field.
• Since 1995, Maryland is an astounding 14-2-3 (.816) in home openers at Ludwig Field. All-time, including the first eight seasons when the Terps played at Denton Field, Maryland is 17-7-3 (.685) in home openers.
• Maryland is 6-0-0 in home openers since 2008 and has outscored its opposition 28-0 in those six matches. Prior to that the Terps were 0-0-3 from 2005-07 with 0-0 double-OT ties against Towson in 2005 and 2006 and Eastern Kentucky in 2007.
• The only two losses the Terps have sustained in home openers at Ludwig Field came in 2003 (a 3-0 loss to No. 13 Penn State) and 2004 (a 2-0 loss to Virginia Tech).
129 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 129-53-21 (.687) at Ludwig Field.
• Dating back to its 10-0 win over Mount St. Mary’s in 2008, Maryland has lost only eight times in its last 46 matches vs. non-conference opponents. The Terps have outscored its non-conference opposition 123-29 in those 46 matches.
• The Terps recorded 20 straight wins over non-conference foes before tying Georgetown, 1-1, in second round of the NCAA tournament in 2010. Maryland is now 34-8-4 in its last 46 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.
Terps In Overtime
• Maryland has played in 98 overtime games in its 27-year history. The Terps’ all-time record in those overtime games is 29-26-43 (.515).
• In 2013, the Terps were 1-1-0 in overtime games, winning 2-1 at Clemson on Sept. 12 and falling to Boston College, 1-0, on Oct. 27.
Maryland Picked Third In Preseason Big Ten Poll
• Maryland was picked to finish third in the Big Ten when the conference released its annual preseason coaches' poll on Aug. 13. Penn State, which has won the last 15 of the last 16 Big Ten titles, was picked to finish first, followed by Wisconsin and the Terrapins. Nebraska, the defending Big Ten champion, and Michigan, which advanced to the Elite Eight in the 2013 NCAA tournament, round out the top five.
Big Ten Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. Penn State
6. Ohio State
12. Michigan State
Three Terps Selected To Big Ten Players To Watch List
Big Ten Women's Soccer Preseason Players to Watch
Jannelle Flaws, Illinois, Sr., Forward
Taylore Peterson, Illinois, Jr., Midfield
Aliina Weykamp, Illinois, Jr., Defense/Midfield
Tori Keller, Indiana, Sr., Midfield
Abby Smith, Indiana, Sr., Midfield
Veronica Ellis, Indiana, So., Midfield
Melanie Pickert, Iowa, Sr., Defense
Cloe Lacasse, Iowa, Sr., Forward
Caitlin Brown, Iowa, Sr., Defense
Aubrey Baker, Maryland, Jr., Midfield
Rachelle Beanlands, Maryland, Jr., Goalkeeper
Cory Ryan, Maryland, Sr., Forward
Madisson Lewis, Michigan, So., Midfield/Forward
Nicky Waldeck, Michigan, So., Forward
Ani Sarkisian, Michigan, Fr., Midfield/Forward
Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz, Michigan State, Jr., Defense
Paige Wester, Michigan State, Sr., Forward
Megan Marsack, Michigan State, Sr., Midfield
Katie Thyken, Minnesota, Sr., Midfield
Tarah Hobbs, Minnesota, So., Goalkeeper
Josee Stiever, Minnesota, So., Midfield
Jaycie Johnson, Nebraska, So., Forward
Mayme Conroy, Nebraska, Sr., Forward
Caroline Gray, Nebraska, Sr., Midfield
Niki Sebo, Northwestern, Jr., Midfield
Margo McGinty, Northwestern, Jr., Defense/Midfield
Jackie Alyinovich, Northwestern, Sr., Defense
Nichelle Prince, Ohio State, So., Forward
Kayla Varner, Ohio State, Sr., Forward
Nikki Walts, Ohio State, Fr., Midfield
Emily Hurd, Penn State, Sr., Midfield
Mallory Weber, Penn State, Jr., Forward
Raquel Rodriguez, Penn State, Jr., Forward/Midfield
Mollie Kuramoto, Purdue, Sr., Midfield
Taylor Niewoit, Purdue, Sr., Midfield
Alex Hairston, Purdue, Sr., Forward
Madison Tiernan, Rutgers, So., Midfield
Erica Skroski, Rutgers, Jr., Defense
Stef Scholz, Rutgers, Sr., Forward
Rose Lavelle, Wisconsin, So., Midfield/Forward
Cara Walls, Wisconsin, Sr., Forward
Genevieve Richard, Wisconsin, Sr., Goalkeeper
2014 Team Captains
• Three players have been named team captains for the 2014 season. The trio, which was selected by a team vote and coaches' input, consists of juniors Rachelle Beanlands, Alex Doody and Sarah Fichtner.