Terps Forge 2-2 Tie With No. 4 Connecticut

October 11, 1998

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sophomore defender Terri Greer scored her first career goal at the 78:45 mark of the second half to pull No. 24 Maryland into a 2-2 overtime tie with No. 4 ranked and undefeated Connecticut at Ludwig Field here this afternoon. After playing to a tie in regulation, the teams played two scoreless 15-minute overtime periods. The tie results in the first blemish on Connecticut's undefeated mark through the first 13 games of the season.

Maryland moves to 8-4-1 with the result while Connecticut is now 12-0-1. The game was both the Terps and the Huskies second overtime games of the year.

Greer tied the game as she received a through volley from freshman forward Courtney Beirne. She beat Huskie goalkeeper Anne-Elisabeth Eskerud for what turned out to be the final goal of the game. The teams played the final 41:15 of the game without another goal.

Connecticut scored the first goal of the game as freshman forward Mary-Frances Monroe booted a low shot from 15-yards out past Terp goalkeeper Riki-Ann Serrins.

Senior midfielder Robin McCullough tied the game early in the second half at the 51:28 mark on a perfectly placed corner kick.

Connecticut tied the game on a goal by senior midfielder Margaret Tietjen at the 61:55 mark. Maryland's Greer then tied the game with just less than 13 minutes remaining.

Eskerud recorded nine saves in the Huskies' goal while Serrins recorded four for the Terps. The game was rather physical with Connecticut being called for 33 fouls and Maryland 18.

Maryland plays host to No. 11 William & Mary Friday night at 7 p.m.

                    1   2   1OT   2OT   F
No. 4 Connecticut   1   1    0     0    2 (record now 12-0-1)
No. 24 Maryland     0   2    0     0    2 (record now 8-4-1)

UC 1 UM 0 Mary-Frances Monroe (assist Jen Carlson); 24:16
UC 1 UM 1 Robin McCullough (unassisted); 51:28
UC 2 UM 1 Margaret Tietjen (unassisted); 61:55
UC 2 UM 2 Terri Greer (assist Courtney Beirne); 78:45

SHOTS: Connecticut, 14 Maryland, 13

CORNER KICKS: Connecticut, 9 Marlyand, 3

FOULS: Connecticut, 33 Maryland, 18

SAVES: Connecticut, 9 (Anne-Elisabeth Eskerund, 9 saves, 2 goals allowed, 120 minutes played) Maryland, 4 (Riki-Ann Serrins, 4 saves, 2 goals allowed, 120 minutes played)