Oct. 4, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. - Four different Terps scored in the University of Maryland women's soccer team's 4-0 shutout of Duke Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
For No. 22 Maryland this improves its overall record to 9-2-0 and marks its first conference victory of the season. The Blue Devils fall to 4-5-3 on the year and now have a 0-2-1 record in the ACC.
"This feels good," said Maryland head coach Brian Pensky. "Our team deserves a result like this; we competed so hard today. It was a terrific team effort."
Maryland kept the pressure on the Blue Devils over the next few minutes with back-to-back shots on goal by Hubka and sophomore Jasmyne Spencer and another shot from Spencer that hit the post.
The pressure was finally too much for Duke in the 24th minute when junior Molly Dreska scored her fourth goal of the year with a shot into the left corner. Hastings and junior Caitlin McDowell picked up assists on the score which gave Maryland a 2-0 lead.
But that wasn't it for the Terps in the first half. Maryland, which had only scored four goals in the first half of play all season heading into the game at Duke, got its third goal in the 38th minute from a familiar source. Spencer, who had a team-leading six goals coming into the game, finished her seventh goal of the season off of a direct pass from freshman Domenica Hodak, who picked up her first collegiate assist.
Maryland's offense wasn't the only unit clicking in the first half. The Terrapin defense didn't allow the Blue Devils to gain any traction, allowing Duke just two shots in the half with only one of those being on goal.
Duke tried to pick up its pressure in the second half, but could only manage two of five shots on goal that were easily saved by senior All-ACC goalkeeper Mary Casey.
The Terps got their fourth and final goal in the 90th minute when sophomore Kristen McAfee served a ball into the Duke box that sophomore Sade Ayinde got on the end og and headed past Blue Devil keeper Tara Campbell. For McAfee it was her first collegiate point.
The four goals is the most scored by the Terps against an ACC opponent since Oct. 25, 2003 when Maryland defeated No. 16 Wake Forest at home by a 5-1 score. The last time the Terrapins score four goals in a road ACC game was in the opening round of the 2002 ACC Tournament. Maryland topped the host school, Florida State, 4-2.
The Terps will close out their four-game ACC road trip on Thurs., Oct. 8, in Charlottesville, Va., at No. 18 Virginia. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.