Women's Soccer Defeats No. 17 Virginia

Maryland Athletics
Send Mail Print RSS

October 9, 1998

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior forward Keri Sarver's goal 5:36 into the first sudden death overtime period gave No. 24 Maryland a 3-2 come from behind victory over No. 17 Virginia at Ludwig Field here tonight. The victory marked the first ever victory by the Terps over the Cavaliers in women's soccer. Virginia led the all-time series 14-0-2 before tonight's Maryland victory.

Maryland improves to 8-4-0 overall and 3-1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Virginia falls to 7-4-2 and 3-1-0 in the ACC.

Sarver scored the game winner as she received a pass from senior midfielder Robin McCullough. Sarver one-touched McCullough's pass from about 16 yards out. The goal marked Sarver's fourth game-winning goal of the season. McCullough had two assists during the game.

Sarver also scored Maryland's first goal at the 6:12 mark to tie the score at 1-1. She knocked home the rebound of an Emmy Harbo shot that had caromed off of the crossbar. Sarver has now scored 15 goals this season. Harbo scored one goal on the night. Her goal at the 71:22 mark tied the game at 2-2.

Despite surrendering the game-winning goal, Virginia's Harris was spectacular in registering four saves. She stopped three one-on-one situations with Terp attackers. She stymied Sarver twice and Harbo once on breakaway situations.

Maryland will play host to No. 4 Connecticut Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ludwig Field.

Virginia      2   0   0   -   2   (record now 7-4-2, 3-1-0 ACC)
Maryland      1   1   1   -   3   (record now 8-4-0, 3-1-0 ACC)

GOALS: V 1 M 0 Liz Botta (assist Lori Lindsey); 4:41 V 1 M 1 Keri Sarver (assist Emmy Harbo); 6:12 V 2 M 1 Katie Tracey (assist Angela Hucles); 25:11 V 2 M 2 Emmy Harbo (assists Keri Sarver, Robin McCullough); 71:22 V 2 M 3 Keri Sarver (assist Robin McCullough); 95:36

SHOTS: Virginia, 9 CORNER KICKS: Virginia, 9 Maryland, 10 Maryland, 5 FOULS: Virginia, 11 Maryland, 12

SAVES: Virginia, 4 (Julie Harris, 4 saves, 3 goals allowed, 95:36 played) Maryland, 6 (Riki-Ann Serrins, 6 saves, 2 goals allowed, 95:36 played)