Aug. 29, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior forward Kaila Sciascia scored two goals for the University of Maryland women's soccer team, but it wasn't enough as the Terps dropped a 3-2 decision to Bucknell Friday night at Ludwig Field.
Maryland attacked the Bison right from the opening whistle and took a 1-0 lead in the third minute of the match. A Bucknell foul gave the Terps a free kick from just inside the midfield stripe. Freshman defender Sade Ayinde spotted junior Brittany Cummins on the right side and played a simple ball into space where Cummins could get a run on it and cross it into the box. Sciascia was able to get on the end of Cummins' and finish it from 12 yards out.
The match remained 1-0 through the remainder of the first half, but in the 55th minute Bucknell knotted the match up at 1-1 on a long shot from the left side by Jennifer Dervarics. The Bison then took the lead in the 68th minute on a corner kick opportunity. The ball, which was sent from the right corner by Caitlin Holtz, bounced off another player before Kelsey Johnson got off a solid header that was just out of the reach of Maryland goalkeeper Yewande Balogun.
Johnson then picked up the assist on what proved to be the game-winning goal. She sent a pass to Chelsea McGorry on the right side where McGorry, who was facing pressure by a Maryland defender, took a shot from 30 yards out that found its way into the upper left corner of the Terrapin goal to make the score 3-1 in favor of Bucknell.
Maryland, which out-shot the Bison 16-10 in the match, tried to rally from its two-goal deficit but couldn't get back on the board until the 89th minute. Freshman Lydia Hastings sent a long cross from the right corner to the middle of the box where Sciascia was able to once again get on the end of it and finish it past Bucknell goalkeeper Kathryn Sutton. Freshman Becky Kaplan also picked up an assist on the score for her first collegiate point.
Maryland continues its season-opening home stand with a Sunday evening match against Elon. The Terps and the Phoenix are slated for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff on August 31.
With today's 3-2 loss Maryland is 0-1-0 all-time against Bucknell.
Kaila Sciascia's two goals tied her career high for goals and points in a match. She previously had two goals for four points against Lehigh on Sept. 30, 2007.