Sept. 27, 2007
CLEMSON, S.C. - The University of Maryland women's soccer team lost a heartbreaking 1-0 decision in double-overtime to 14th-ranked Clemson Thursday night at Riggs Field.
The loss drops the Terps to 4-2-2 on the season and 0-1-0 in the ACC, while the Tigers now stand at 8-1-0 on the year, 1-0-0 in the conference.
"I am extremely proud of our performance," said Maryland head coach Brian Pensky. "Our kids fought so hard, and certainly deserve better.
"The environment tonight was very hostile, but our kids were great. They just kept plugging away as all good competitors do."
The game's lone goal came in the 106th minute when junior defender Molly Johnson headed the ball in to the left side of the Terrapin goal off of a serve from Elizabeth Jobe from 30 yards out on the right side of the field.
The play came as a result of an unfortunate foul called on Maryland senior Ashly Kennedy. On that foul Kennedy was injured on the play and had to be removed from the field until the next stoppage of play, meaning that the Terps were a man-down at the time of the Tiger score.
Maryland's grit and determination can be seen on the stat sheet, as the Terps out-shot Clemson 12-11 on the Tigers' home field. Leading the way were forwards Lauren Gamble and Annesia Faulkner, who each made their first starts of the season and combined for five of the dozen Maryland shots.
"This team has outstanding leadership," said Pensky. "And as all quality leaders do, they will pick themselves and their teammates up and prepare for the next challenge."
Maryland concludes the non-conference portion of its schedule on Sunday, September 30, with a 1 p.m. match against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks at Ludwig Field.