Oct. 18, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 5 University of Maryland women's soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 loss in overtime to the Miami Hurricanes Thursday night at Ludwig Field.
The loss drops the Terps to 11-4-2 overall and 6-2-1 in ACC play, while the Canes improve to 8-6-2 on the year and 3-4-1 in the conference. The Terrapins still maintain their hold on second place in the conference standings with 19 points.
Miami's Jordan Roseboro scored in the 98th minute, following a collision of several players inside the Maryland 18-yard box that ended with Roseboro get a free run at an empty Maryland net.
The play was setup when a questionable offsides call on freshman Gabby Galanti set up a free kick by Miami keeper Emily Lillard from 10 yards inside the Hurricane side of the midfield stripe. That free kick bounded over the collection of players and into the Maryland 18-yard box. Maryland keeper Rachelle Beanlands came off of her line to try to get the ball, but she got tangled up with several Maryland and Miami players. Beanlands and senior Domenica Hodak collided hard and stayed down, but the ball popped free and Roseboro was there to put the empty-netter in to give the Hurricanes the victory.
The game was physical from the start, but it was Maryland freshman Ashley Spivey who had an early opportunity, but her shot in the second minute went just over the crossbar in the second minute of play.
Maryland pressed its advantage early, looking for a through-ball to junior Hayley Brock, but she wasn't able to connect on either of her shots in the first half.
Beanlands came up with a huge save for the Terps in the 18th minute to preserve the 0-0 tie. Beanlands came off of her line to clear a ball down the left side, but her sliding clearance went right to Miami's Ally Andreini, who saw Beanlands away from the net and took a shot from 35 yards out. But Beanlands made a terrific recovery and picked the shot out of midair just inside the 18-yard box.
A Maryland turnover near midfield gave the Hurricanes an opportunity in the 41st minute, but freshman Erika Nelson's sliding tackle broke up the chance without Miami even getting off a shot.
The Hurricanes had the first quality chance of the second half. Spivey was whistled for a dangerous play, giving an indirect free kick to the Canes from roughly 40 yards out on the right side. Tara Schwitter sent the free kick into the box and Andreini got on the end of it, but her header sailed over the crossbar.
The Terrapins had the next chance with a corner kick in the 57th minute. Senior Olivia Wagner drove a ball past the far post where freshman Shannon Collins was waiting to send it back into the box. Collins' effort made it through to the far side where Wagner punched it into the six-yard box for Brock, who touched it toward the goal, but it was tipped wide left by a Cane defender.
Maryland had a chance in the 82nd minute when a ball played back to the Miami keeper bounced awkwardly and gave senior Becky Kaplan a chance to run onto it. She battled a Cane defender and got to the ball to cross it through the goal mouth, but Brock was unable to get to it to and the opportunity ended without a shot.
The game was physical throughout, but took a turn for the worse in the 88th minute when a hard foul on Brock by a Miami defender escalated into a skirmish that saw red cards issued to Brock, as well as Miami's Katie Horwath and Maddie Simms.
The Terps had the final chances of regulation, but a free kick by Wagner ended with a corner kick. Wagner took that corner and her effort ended up back on her foot, but her shot sailed wide left of the goal.
Maryland opened the overtime with a quality effort by Spivey, but that was tipped over the end line. Collins sent a quality corner into the box, but Miami keeper Emily Lillard punched it out of the box to end the threat.
Maryland wraps up its 2012 regular season on Sunday, Oct. 21 when it hosts No. 1 Florida State at 1 p.m. at Ludwig Field. Prior to the game the Terps will honor their six seniors - Bailey Bodell, Hodak, Danielle Hubka, Kaplan, Wagner and Shannon Zickler.