September 12, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior forward Keri Sarver scored her first goal of the season and sophomore goalie Riki-Ann Serrins gained her first shutout of the season as Maryland defeated Southern California, 3-0, in the first round of the second annual Maryland/Puma invitational at Ludwig Field tonight. The goal was Sarver's 41st of her career (second all-time at Maryland) and her program-leading total 109th career point.
Maryland improves to 1-2-0 while Southern California falls to 1-2-0.
Sarver scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 2:14 mark of the first half. Senior forward Emmy Harbo was credited with an assist on the play. It marked the 23rd time during the last four seasons that Sarver and Harbo had teamed up for goals. Maryland has lost only twice in the 23 games the duo has teamed up for goals.
Senior midfielder Robin McCullough scored an unassisted goal at the 18:34 mark. It was her first goal of the season.
Freshman Carrie Klotz scored her first career goal at the 82:22 mark. Klotz has accounted for one goal and one assist (three total points) in the last two games.
Serrins was credited with four saves on the night. She stopped a first half penalty kick by USC's Kim Clark in the game's 42nd minute.
Maryland will face Texas Tech at 11 a.m. and Southern California will face Towson University at 1 p.m. Sunday in the second round of the Maryland/Puma Invitational.
Southern California 0 0 - 0 Maryland 2 1 - 3 GOALS: USC - None. Maryland - Keri Sarver (assist Emmy Harbo), 2:14; Robin McCullough (unassisted), 18:34; Carrie Klotz (assist Jackie Mynarski), 82:22.
SAVES: USC: 1 (Karin Puccinelli, 1 save, 3 goals allowed, 90 minutes played) Maryland: 4 (Rick-Ann Serrins, 4 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90 minutes played)
SHOTS: USC, 5 FOULS: USC, 2 CORNER KICKS: USC, 5 Maryland, 7 Maryland, 2 Maryland, 7