Oct. 13, 2004
College Park, Md. -
A 35-yard blast off the right foot of freshman midfielder Nataly Arias that beat Florida State keeper Joy McKenzie earned the Maryland women's soccer team a 1-1 tie with the 14th-ranked Seminoles Wednesday night at Ludwig Field.
The Terps dominated the opening 30 minutes of the first half, controlling possession of the ball and outshooting the Seminoles 6-0. Maryland's best scoring chance came following a FSU foul. Danielle Malagari sent the free kick into the Seminole box where Arias headed the ball toward the Florida State goal, but McKenzie was there to make the save.
Florida State turned the tide in the final 15 minutes of the opening period outshooting the Terrapins 7-0, including a blast from 30 yards by India Trotter that hit the crossbar.
The second half started with the two teams trading shots on goal. Then, in the 54th minute, FSU midfielder Julia Schnugg took a through-ball from Jez White and placed a shot, just outside the diving Maryland goalkeeper Nikki Resnick, into the far left corner of the net to give the Seminoles a 1-0 lead.
Florida State would hold the lead until the 76th minute when Arias scored her second goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1.
Maryland continued to dictate play in the two overtime periods, controlling the pace of play and outshooting FSU 3-2.
Resnick tied her season high for saves in a game with nine. Coming into the contest she was leading the ACC in saves per game with 5.60.
The tie extends Maryland's unbeaten streak to four games dating back to a 1-0 shutout at Clemson on October 2. Thus far in 11 games in 2004 the Terps have yet to allow an opponent to score more than two goals in any game. Only No. 2 North Carolina, No. 6 Virginia and No. 14 Florida State can boast the same for this season.
The Terrapins head back out on the road this Friday, October 15, in Winston Salem, N.C., to battle Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are 8-5-1 on the season, 2-4-0 in the ACC following their 3-0 home loss at the hands of UNC Wednesday night. The game is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.