Aug. 27, 2006
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The University of Maryland's women's soccer team entered Sunday's match with No. 1 UCLA with confidence following Friday's 1-0 victory over No. 10 Tennesse, but another upset was not in the cards as the Bruins dropped the Terps, 3-0, at the Penn State Classic.
The Terrapins played the two-time NCAA runner-up tight throughout much of the first half. The Bruins were finally able to break through the tenacious Maryland defense and took a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute of play. Lauren Wilmoth capitalized on a Terrapin foul just outside of the left side of the penalty box by score on the ensuing free kick.
The score would remain 1-0 until the 73rd minute when Bristyn Davis found Stephanie Kron on the left wing where Kron sent a shot into the back right side of the Maryland goal.
The Bruins would tack on their final goal in the 82nd minute when McCall Zerboni scored on a shot from the top of the box into the upper left corner of the net.
"Today's result is disappointing," said Maryland head coach Brian Pensky. "We knew that we were playing a good team, yet our players know that we had an opportunity to steal one. We can point to specific lapses in concentration on our part that led to all three goals, and against good team, you cannot have that.
"Nonetheless we leave the weekend feeling great about our team. The win over Tennessee Friday was well deserved, so we're going home 1-1 and looking forward to two in-state battles next weekend against Towson and UMBC."
The Terps finished the tournament with a 1-1 record and open their home schedule on Friday September 1 in the front-end of a women's-men's soccer doubleheader at Ludwig Field. The women will begin the action with a 5:00 p.m. match against intrastate rival Towson in a game that will be broadcast nationally on CSTV.