Women's Soccer Opens Tourney with Victory

Maryland Athletics
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September 26, 1998

BOULDER, Colo.- Senior forwards Keri Sarver and Emmy Harbo each scored one goal and added one assist to lead Maryland to a 3-1 victory over Texas in the first round of the University of Colorado Invitational at Pleasant View Soccer Complex this afternoon. Sarver and Harbo, who are waging a game-by-game battle for the all-time school record, have now scored 49 goals each during their careers.

Maryland, which has now won four consecutive games, improves to 5-3-0 with the victory. Texas falls to 2-3-0.

Texas got on the board first at the 9:06 mark of the first half on an own goal. The Terps then scored three unanswered goals to win the game.

Sarver scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season at the 34:11 mark. Harbo and senior defender Laura Varela assisted her. Sarver returned the favor as she assisted Harbo on Marylands third goal of the game at the 71:24 mark. The goals marked the 28th and 29th occasions that one had setup the other for a goal in the last four years.

In between the goals by Sarver and Harbo, junior midfielder Emily Janss scored on a penalty kick. The goal was her first of the season.

Maryland, which outshot Texas 21-8, will face Colorado in the second round of the invitational Sunday at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Texas       1   0   -   3   (record now 2-3-0)
Maryland    1   2   -   3   (record now 5-3-0)

Texas: own goal, 9:06.
Maryland: Keri Sarver (assists Laura Varela, Emmy Harbo), 34:11; Emily Janss (penalty kick), 69:24; Emmy Harbo (assist Keri Sarver), 71:24.

SHOTS: Texas 21, Maryland 8.
CORNER KICKS: Texas 3, Maryland, 4.
FOULS: Texas 9, Maryland 5.
SAVES: Texas - Cami Varnadore (13 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90 minutes played), Maryland - Riki-Ann Serrins (4 saves, 1 goal allowed, 90 minutes played).