Senior Trio Of Basalyga, Janss, Mynarski Blanks LIU, 6-0

Nov. 10, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland's only seniors Lindsay Basalyga (Cincinnati, Ohio), Emily Janss (Brandon, Fla.) and Jackie Mynarski (Somers, N.Y.) each scored two goals to lift the Maryland women's soccer team to a convincing 6-0 win over Long Island University in an NCAA First Round match on Wednesday night at Ludwig Field.

The Terps, who have won eight of 10 games, return to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the five years. No. 25 Maryland (11-9-1 overall) will face No. 6 seed Penn State (18-3-1) on Sunday, Nov. 14, at noon in University Park, Pa.

Maryland jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Janss scored off a Valerie Lawrence (Silver Spring, Md.) corner kick at the 20:53 mark. The Terps busted the game open early in the second half as Mynarski, Basalyga and Janss all scored in a 4:20 span. Mynarski's goal came on a header off a corner kick from Basalyga, who scored on a penalty kick. Janss finished the quick run at 50:30 with a shot from 10 yards out off a pass from Sara Gustafson (Reisterstown, Md.).

Basalyga scored her second goal of the game and of the season at the 76:47 mark on a free kick from 22 yards out. Mynarski netted her second header of the game with 6:56 left in regulation off a long serve from Lawrence.

Goalies Ali Wolff (Richmond, Va.) and Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) combined for their sixth shutout in the Terps last eight victories since an Oct. 6 blanking of George Mason.

Maryland's six goals in the game ties the season high, set against UMBC on Sept. 1 in a 6-1 victory and the Maryland NCAA Tournament record set against James Madison in an NCAA First Round match on Nov. 18, 1995, .

The Blackbirds were making their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament after capturing the Northeast Conference championship and winning a play-in game against Southland Conference champion Southwest Texas State. LIU finishes its first winning season in the three-year program history at 11-9-2.

Box Score

Long Island (11-9-2)      0 0 -- 0
No. 25 Maryland (11-9-1)  1 5 -- 6

Scoring: Long Island - none. Maryland - Emily Janss (Valerie Lawrence) 20:53, Jackie Mynarski (Lindsay Basalyga) 46:10, Basalyga (penalty kick) 48:55, Janss (Sara Gustafson) 50:30, Basalyga (unassisted) 76:47, Mynarski (Gustafson) 83:04.

Goalies: Long Island - Mary Jaeger (90 minutes, 5 saves, 6 goals allowed). Maryland - Ali Wolff (45 minutes, 0 saves, 0 goals allowed), Riki-Ann Serrins (45 minutes, 0 saves, 0 goals allowed).

Yellow Cards: Long Island - none. Maryland - none.

Team Stats: Long Island - Shots 3, Corner Kicks 2, Saves 5, Fouls 6, Offsides 0. Maryland - Shots 22, Corner Kicks 6, Saves 0, Fouls 7, Offsides 3.

Attendance: 414.