Sept. 21, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Freshman Lydia Hastings scored twice and added an assist to lead the University of Maryland women's soccer team to a 10-0 rout of Mount St. Mary's Sunday afternoon at Ludwig Field. The Terps eclipsed three Ludwig Field records during the victory.
Maryland set Ludwig Field marks for goals in a game (10), assists in a game (11) and points in a game (31). All three previous records were set in a 9-0 victory over Howard on Oct. 11, 2000.
Sophomore forward Annesia Faulkner also carved a little space for herself in the Maryland record book in the victory over Mount St. Mary's, tying the school record for assists in a game. She now shares the records with Dana Jarzyniecki, who had three assists in the victory over Howard, and Jenny Biscoe, who had three assists in a 5-2 win at Rutgers on Sept. 6, 2002.
The Terps, which scored nine of their 10 goals in the first half, got on the board in the sixth minute of play with Hastings' third goal of the season. Senior defender Aimee Bresani sent a cross into the Mount's 18-yard box. Redshirt sophomore Molly Dreska tipped the ball past the defenders to Hastings, who finished into the right side of the goal.
Sophomore Annesia Faulker played a big role in the next Terrapin score. The forward from Laurel, Md., earned a corner kick for Maryland with a shot that was blocked. She then took the corner and sent a terrific ball toward the far post where senior midfielder Nataly Arias got on the end of it for her first goal of the season.
Arias continued to be a threat in the 19th minute, scoring on another set piece. A yellow card issued to Mount St. Mary's' Ellie Vawter gave Maryland a free kick from the left side about 30 yards out. Freshman Sade Ayinde took the free kick and sent a well-placed ball into the box. Once again it was Dreska getting the first touch, but Arias finished the play into the Mount goal.
Maryland scored again in the 22nd minute to take a 4-0 lead. Sophomore Caitlin McDowell scored her first of the season, finishing a cross from Faulkner from 17 yards out with a hard strike that struck the cross bar and bounced down into the goal.
Faulkner's record-tying assist came on Hastings' second goal of the match. Faulkner played a great thru ball to Bresani, who made a run from her defensive wide back spot on the left side. Bresani then sent a cross to the far post where Hastings finished the ball into the far upper 90.
Senior forward Kaila Sciascia got in on the scoring for the Terps in the 31st minute of action. Freshman Amy O'Sullivan played a simple through-ball down the middle of the field to Sciascia, who then split two defenders and finished with a great strike into the upper left corner.
A trio of freshmen combined for the next Terrapin score to give Maryland a 7-0 advantage. Ashley Grove started the play with a long cross from the left side to the far post. Hastings got on the end on the cross with a header, but the ball went down into the ground, bouncing high in the air where Danielle Schulmann headed it in for her third goal of the season in the 35th minute.
Sophomore defender Colleen Deegan had the simplest goal of the day for the Terps in the 40th minute, converting on a free kick from the center of the field, just outside the Mount's 18-yard box.
Grove finished the scoring in the first half, knocking in her own rebound in the 42nd minute for a 9-0 Terrapin lead at the break.
The Terps backed off the throttle in the second half, taking only six shots (compared to 19 in the first).
The lone goal of the second half, and the Ludwig Field record-setting score, came via a penalty kick. In the 66th minute Arias was dragged down inside the Mount St. Mary's box, giving the Terps a penalty kick. Bresani was selected to take the kick and buried her shot into the lower right side of the net for a 10-0 lead.
Junior Mary Casey started in goal for the Terps, but did not have to make a save in her 45 minutes of work. Sophomore Yewande Balogun played the second half and made two saves. Alicia Miller and Amanda Kitzmiller split time for the Mount and combined for seven saves.
Maryland (4-3-1) opens its ACC schedule next week with a two-match trip down "Tobacco Road." The Terps will visit Wake Forest on Thursday, Sept. 25, before heading to Chapel Hill, N.C., for a match at North Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 28.