Oct. 9, 2005
Coral Gables, Fla. - For the second time this season the University of Maryland women's soccer team had to play a significant portion of a game down a man. And for the second time this season it was too big of an obstacle to overcome as the Terps lost 2-0 at Miami this afternoon at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables, Fla.
The Hurricanes jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the second minute of the game when Miami's Kelly Pflunger won the ball inside Maryland's 18-yard box and chipped the ball past Terrapin goalkeeper Nikki Resnick for the goal.
The two teams battled back and forth throughout the remainder of the first half with neither side able to score.
The game's turning point came in the 50th minute when senior defender Danielle Malagari was given back-to-back yellow cards and was ejected from the game.
Nine minutes later Miami added the insurance goal when Rebecca Tweneboah finished a cross from the right side of the Maryland goal by Paulelett Ricks-Chambers.
Junior midfielder Sarah Sample led the Terrapin offensive attack with four shots, while Resnick finished the game with six saves.
The loss drops the Terps to 3-8-2 on the season, 1-3-1 in the ACC. Maryland returns to action on Thursday, October 13, when it hosts NC State at Ludwig Field at 7:00 p.m.