Terps Rally For Tie vs. #12 Wisconsin

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COLLEGE PARK, Md.Gi Krstec and Jenna Surdick both tallied second half goals to rally Maryland to a 2-2 draw with #12 Wisconsin Friday evening at Ludwig Field. Both teams would press late with opportunities in overtime, but neither side could find the game-winner as Maryland moves to 7-2-2 on the season. The Badgers now stand at 8-2-1.

Down 2-0 to start the second half, Krstec got Maryland back into it with a blast from 35 yards out. The North Port, Fla. native took a beautifully played ball from senior Madison Turner on the right wing, and launched a shot to the far post. The ball caught the Wisconsin keeper off balance, and went into the net to cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 59th minute.

Maryland continued to retain possession, building up to the equalizing goal from Surdick. The Terps earned a corner kick in the 69th minute, and sophomore Jlon Flippens placed a beautiful ball from the left side over the Badger defense. Surdick was in perfect position on the far post, and one-timed the ball off her right foot to score and even the game at two.

The hosts continued to be the aggressors down the stretch, but couldn’t get a clean look on goal as the Terps headed to overtime for the fifth time this season. Maryland would earn three corner kicks in overtime, and held off a late surger from Wisconsin to earn the tie and move to 1-2-1 in Big Ten play.

Wisconsin took control of the game towards the middle of the first half, with Dani Rhodes notching the game’s opening goal in the 23rd minute. She would put away her second of the game in the 26th minute, as Badgers went into the break with the two-goal lead.

The Terps will return to action on Sunday, October 1 when UMD hosts Minnesota at Ludwig Field. Kickoff is slated for 1:00 pm.