Sept. 9, 2000
RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond used a first half goal by sophomore midfielder Jenna Merriam at the 5:30 mark to stun No. 9 Maryland, 1-0 in women's soccer action at UR Soccer Complex. With the victory, the Spiders improve to 2-1-0 overall, while the Terrapins fall to 3-2-0.
"We played with a lot of heart tonight," said head coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "We will be ready for George Washington on Tuesday night at Ludwig Field."
On the game-winning strike, senior co-captain Nicole Froman played a throw-in to senior forward Brooke Sands, who flicked a ball to Merriam. She deposited the decisive goal just inside the far post to mark to account for the match's only scoring. The goal was Merriam's first of the season, while both Sands and Froman delivered their first assist of the campaign.
Terp senior keeper Riki-Ann Serrins made six saves on 18 Spider shots. Richmond goalkeeper Kristen Samuhel made four saves to earn her second shutout of the season.
The Terps will be back in action on Tuesday night at Ludwig Field when they take on Higgins-Cirovski's former club, the Richmond Spiders at 7 p.m.
Richmond (2-1) 1 0 - 1 #9 Maryland (3-2) 0 0 - 0SCORING: Maryland - none. Richmond - Jenna Merriam (Nicole Froman, Brooke Sands) 5:30.
SHOTS: Richmond 18, Maryland 13.
GOALKEEPER SAVES: Maryland (Riki Ann Serrins 6), Richmond (Kristen Samuhel 4).
CORNER KICKS: Richmond 5, Maryland 2.
FOULS: Richmond 9, Maryland 8.
CARDS: YC - Courtney Beirne (Maryland), 35:20.