Oct. 20, 2006
BLACKSBURG, Va. - For the second time this week and the third time in its past four games the University of Maryland women's soccer team played to a 0-0 double-overtime draw. This time it was on the road in Blacksburg, Va., against the Hokies of Virginia Tech.
With today's result, Maryland (4-8-4, 0-5-3 ACC) is eliminated from contention for a spot in this year's ACC Tournament.
Senior goalkeeper Nikki Resnick proved once again that she deserves to be mentioned among the nation's elite netminders. The Boca Raton, Fla., native stopped nine Hokie shots to earn her 18th career shutout - eight of which have come in 0-0 ties. Resnick also moved closer to the all-time saves lead at Maryland. With 342 saves she is just 19 shy of Cailin Mullins' (1990-93) school record of 361 stops with two games remaining this season.
The first half of play proved to be fairly even with just one shot separating the two squads. The Terrapins had a little bit of luck on their side as the Hokies hit the post twice in 15 minutes during the middle portion of the period.
Virginia Tech turned up its intensity in the second half, outshooting the Terps 10-3, but only three of those shots were on goal and Resnick was there to make the save on each occasion.
The first overtime saw the Hokies get three of their five shots on goal, but Resnick made all three saves to keep the game scoreless.
Both teams were drained in the second overtime and neither could muster much offense. Maryland sophomore Kaila Sciascia got off the only shot on goal of the final 10 minutes, but Tech goalkeeper Ashley Owens was there to make the last of her five saves of the match.
Sciascia led the offensive attack for Maryland with five shots, while junior forward Kelly Rozumalski fired off four.
Maryland returns to College Park on Sunday for its home finale against No. 11 Virgina. That game is slated for a 6:00 p.m. start. Prior to the match, the Terps will recognize seniors Melissa Heintz, Sarah Sample and Resnick as they get set to make their final appearance at Ludwig Field.