Oct. 28, 2004
State College, Pa. - The No. 3 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions defeated the No. 19 Maryland women's soccer team 6-0 Wednesday night at Jeffery Field in State College, Pa.
The Nittany Lions jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to two goals from Ali Krieger in a one minute span. Krieger netted the first goal in the ninth minute on a jumping volley into the top left corner of the Maryland net. She scored a nearly identical goal off a free kick from Carmelina Moscato in the 10th minute.
"We didn't play with the focus that we need to in order to compete in big games," said Maryland head coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "It was a bit of an odd game. I give Penn State credit, but our defense has played against some of the top teams in the country. I still believe that our team can compete with any team in the country when we play with focus, determination and intensity."
The Terps would hold tough and battled back to pressure the Penn State defense through the first 25 minutes of the second half. The Nittany Lions counter-attacked the Terrapin pressure and scored four goals in a 10 minute span from the 75th to 85th minutes. All-American Tiffany Weimer picked up two assists and two goals in the 4-0 run.
The loss drops the Terrapins to 7-5-3 on the season, while Penn State improved to 15-1-1. The Nittany Lions also improved their home winning streak to 37, which dates back to the 2001 season.
Maryland now turns their attention to the ACC Tournament. The Terps will host NC State on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Ludwig Field in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The winner of that game will go on to play No. 1 North Carolina on Wednesday, November 4 at the SAS Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C. Earlier this season, Maryland defeated NC State 2-1 on October 4.