Oct. 25, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Maryland women's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision at No. 3 Virginia Thursday evening at Klöckner Stadium.
The loss drops the Terps' record to 5-7-3 on the season, 0-6-1 in the ACC. The Cavaliers now stand at 11-1-4 overall, 5-0-3 in the conference.
The match was even after the first half, but the turning point came in the 32nd minute when Maryland's freshman goalkeeper Yewande Balogun had to leave the match after making a save on a Cavalier corner kick. Sophomore Mary Casey stepped in to replace Balogun and made three saves in the contest.
The Terps continued to hold the Wahoos at bay until the 63rd minute. That's when sophomore Kelly Quinn scored the game's first goal on an unlikely shot off the side of her right boot that looped over the head of Casey into the upper left 90 of the Terrapin goal.
The game remained a 1-0 Virginia advantage until the waning minutes when Virginia took advantage of Maryland pressing for the tying goal. That pressure allowed Meghan Lenczyk to tally a pair of late goals to push the score to the 3-0 final.
Maryland returns to College Park, Md., on Sunday, October 28 for a crucial ACC match against Virginia Tech. The Terps and the Hokies are slated for a 6 p.m. start at Ludwig Field.