Oct. 16, 2004
Winston Salem, N.C. - The University of Maryland women's soccer team dropped a key ACC battle 2-0 to Wake Forest Saturday night at W. Dennie Spry Stadium.
Demon Deacon senior Alli Hunt scored the first goal of her career on a penalty kick in the 20th minute to give Wake Forest a 1-0 lead. The Terps had their scoring chances in the first period, including two shots on goal by junior forward Kimmy Francis, but could not convert.
Maryland came out at the start of the second half attacking the Wake Forest defense. Two corner kicks and another shot on goal by Francis were turned away by the Deacons.
The Deacons regrouped and countered the Maryland pressure with a breakaway by Sarah Kozey. Splitting two Maryland defenders Kozey fired a shot, but Terrapin goalkeeper Nikki Resnick made the save.
Resnick came up big again just a minute later. Kozey, who totaled five shots on goal in the game, took a cross into the box and redirected the ball toward the Terrapin net, but Resnick made a spectacular diving save to prevent the goal.
The game remained 1-0 until the 58th minute when the Deacons' goalkeeper, Heather Currie, punted the ball nearly 70 yards into the Maryland backfield. The ball skipped through the Terrapin defense where Kozey caught up with it and fired a shot past Resnick.
Maryland continued to pressure the Wake Forest defense for the remaining 32 minutes, but the Deacons would hold on for the 2-0 victory.
In the ACC standings, the Maryland (5-4-3, 2-4-2 ACC) loss drops the Terps into eighth place, while Wake Forest (9-5-1, 3-4-0 ACC) moves into seventh spot. The top six seeds in the ACC advance to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, while the final four teams will need to play their way into the quarterfinals on Sunday, October 31.
The Terps will move outside the ACC for their next game, which is against Navy on Tuesday, October 19, at the Glen Warner Soccer Center on the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. So far this season Maryland is unbeaten in non-conference games, including a 2-1 win over then No. 3 UCLA on September 12.