Two Goals In The Final 10 Minutes Lift Maryland To 2-1 Win At W&M

Sept. 5, 2003

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The No. 24 Maryland women's soccer team rallied back with two goals in the final 10 minutes to come away with a 2-1 victory at William & Mary on Friday afternoon. The Terps move to 2-1, while William & Mary falls to 1-2.

Senior midfielder Audra Poulin (Silver Spring, Md.) scored the game-winning goal on a sensational individual play as she deked two Tribe defenders and then Tribe goalkeeper Nikki Villott from about 20 yards out to put the Terps up 2-1 with 6:42 left in regulation.

"We showed great character coming back the way we did with two late goals," said head coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "William & Mary really tried to stretch us but I was proud of the way offense worked to get many opportunities and that we finally finished two late in the game."

With 10:43, the Terps tied the game at 1-1 as senior midfielder Katie Ludwig (Mount Laurel, N.J.) scored off a rebound shot taken by sophomore Mallory Mahar (Medina, Ohio) which finished off a flurry of Maryland shots.

William & Mary opened the scoring about ten minutes into the second half after a scoreless first half. The Tribe's Katie Hogwood popped a ball over the Maryland defense and beat Maryland goalkeeper Kristen Barnhill (Charlottesville, Va.).

Maryland dominated possession in the first half and outshot the Tribe 9-2

Barnhill finished with four saves for the Terps, which have now won three in a row in the series with William & Mary.

The Terps host their 2003 home opener this Sunday at 5:30 p.m., against No. 13 Penn State at Ludwig Field. The game is a rematch of last season's NCAA Second Round battle. The Nittany Lions knocked out Maryland with a 2-1 victory scoring with two minutes left in regulation last November at a rainy and cold Ludwig Field.