The Maryland women's soccer team returns to the road when it heads down "Tobacco Road" again to play No. 6 North Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. at Fetzer Field. The match will be broadcast on the ACC Regional Sports Network, as well as streaming live on ESPN3.com. Mike Hogewood will be on the play-by-play, while Jenn Hildreth provides the analysis.
Did you know ... the Terps' 2-1 win over No. 6 North Carolina on Sept. 13, 2012 gave Maryland the distinction of becoming the first team in history to defeat the Tar Heels three straight times in three consecutive seasons?
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• The Terps opened the season with a 9-0 shutout of The Citadel (recap | stats) on Aug 23. Sophomore Ashley Spivey set career highs with her first career hat trick and seven total points. Freshman Lauren Berman made her collegiate deubt a memorable one with a goal and two assists. Senior Hayley Brock had a goal and an assist, while sophmore Shannon Collins had two assists in the victory, which was Maryland's highest-scoring win since Aug. 22, 2011 when the Terps topped Loyola, 9-0.
• Maryland fell behind 2-0 early in the first half against Villanova on Aug. 26, but a late hat trick from senior Hayley Brock lifted the Terps to a 4-2 win over the Wildcats (recap | stats). Junior Cory Ryan scored before halftime to cut Nova's lead to one goal heading into the second half. The Wildcats went down a player when Kathryn Rayner was sent off with a red card in the 52nd minute. But Maryland couldn't capitalize until Brock scored three times from the 83rd to the 87th minutes to give the Terps the win.
• The Terrapins jumped out early and never looked back in their 3-0 shutout of George Mason (recap | stats) on Aug. 30. Sophomore Riley Barger scored her first career goal in just the second minute of the match to spot the Terps a 1-0 lead. Senior Hayley Brock continued her torrid scoring pace by netting the second goal of the game in the seventh minute. Freshman Lauren Berman added her second goal of the season in the 80th minute to close the scoring. Berman and Brock also added assists in the match and sophomore Shannon Collins picked up a pair of assists vs. the Patriots.
• The Terps earned their third shutout victory of the season with a 2-0 win over Navy (recap | stats) on Sept. 1. The match was scoreless until the 71st minute when sophomore Gabby Galanti scored her first goal of the season off of assists from junior Cory Ryan and sophomore Riley Barger. Senior Hayley Brock netted the insurance goal in the 82nd minute off of a feed from senior Megan Gibbons. Sophomore goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands made a season-high four saves.
• Maryland had its chances, but in the end couldn't convert in suffering its first loss of the 2013 season, a 1-0 decision at No. 22 Santa Clara (recap | stats).
• The Terrapins wrapped up its non-conference slate and its two-game west coast road trip at No. 4 Stanford. The Cardinal took advantage of the limited opportunities the Terps gave them en route to a 3-0 victory (recap | stats). Sophomore Riley Barger led the Maryland attack with three shots and sophomore Rachelle Beanlands made a season-high six saves.
• Maryland opened its 2013 ACC slate with a 2-1 overtime win (recap | stats) at Clemson on Sept. 12 with sophomore Ashley Spivey netting the game winner early in the 96th minute. Senior Hayley Brock scored first on a breakaway following a steal in the 35th minute to put the Terps up 1-0. The Tigers tied the match on a penalty kick in the 51st minute. Brock and junior Cory Ryan earned assists on Spivey's game-winning goal.
• The Terps threatened early, but Virginia Tech scored off of a corner kick in the 38th minute and tacked on a late insurance goal in the 88th to defeat Maryland 2-0 (recap | stats) at Ludwig Field on Sept. 19. The Terrapins had a chance to tie the match at 1-1 early in the second half when a hand ball in the box gave Maryland a penalty kick, but Hokie keeper Dayle Colpitts guessed correctly on Ashley Spivey's attempt and was just able to deflect the ball outside of the left post.
• Maryland picked up its first major result of the 2013 season with its 1-0 shutout of No. 3 Wake Forest (recap | stats) on Sept. 22 at Ludwig Field. Senior Hayley Brock scored the game's lone goal in the fourth minute off of assists by senior Megan Gibbons and freshman Lauren Berman. Sophomore keeper Rachelle Beanlands made six stops as the Terrapins limited the dangerous Demon Deacon attack to just a couple of quality opportunities, which both came on set pieces.
• A hat trick by Cari Rocarro led the No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a 5-0 home win over the Terps (recap | stats) on Sept. 26. Freshman Lauren Berman had two shots to lead the Terrapin offense, while sophomore keeper Rachelle Beanlands made three stops.
• Maryland battled No. 1 Virginia, but the Cavaliers took advantage of a defensive turnover to net the game’s lone goal just prior to the first half ending to take a 1-0 decision (recap | stats). The match was scoreless and evenly contested right up until the 45th minute when a defensive turnover in Maryland’s back third gave the ball to Brittany Ratcliff and she chipped the ball over sophomore keeper Rachelle Beanlands, who finished with five saves, to put the Cavaliers ahead with 22 seconds left on the clock.
• Freshman Natasha Ntone-Kouo scored her first collegiate goal and that proved to be the game winner as the Terps shutout NC State, 3-0, (recap | stats) on Oct. 3. Ntone-Kouo gave the Terps a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute poking in a loose ball following a header by Lauren Berman that came off of a Megan Gibbons corner kick. Senior Hayley Brock scored the insurance goal in the first minute of the second half, while sophomore Aubrey Baker tacked on the third goal in the 52nd minute.
Scouting The Tar Heels
• North Carolina is 9-2-0 on the season and 2-1-0 in ACC play. The Tar Heels have been off since Thursday, Sept. 26 when they defeated Pittsburgh, 1-0.
2013 North Carolina Tar Heels: 9-2-0, 2-1-0 ACC
(Soccer America #6, NSCAA #6, TopDrawerSoccer.com #6)
• The Tar Heels opened up its 2013 season with seven straight victories, including all five of its non-conference matches. Among those non-conference wins are a 1-0 win over No. 3 UCLA, a 4-2 win over No. 15 West Virginia and a 2-0 win over No. 17 Santa Clara. After opening ACC play with a 2-1 win over No. 12 Virginia Tech, UNC dropped back-to-back 1-0 decisions to No. 4 Notre Dame and at No. 5 Florida State. Carolina rebounded with a 4-0 win at Miami and the 1-0 win at Pitt.
• Senior midfielder Crystal Dunn leads the Tar Heel offense with nine goals and one assist. Sophomore midfielder Katie Bowen had four assists to lead the squad. UNC rotates its starting keeper spot between senior Anna Sieloff and sophomore Bryane Heaberlin with the non-starting keeper usually playing the second half. The two are virtually even statistically with Heaberlin having a slightly better goals-against average at 0.55 to 0.57. If the rotation holds true, Heaberlin is likely to start vs. the Terps.
Series History vs. North Carolina
• This will be the 35th time Maryland and Carolina will meet on the pitch. Maryland trails in the all-time series 3-30-1, but has won the past three meetings between the two squads.
• Last season, Maryland became the first team ever to defeat North Carolina three times in three consecutive seasons when the Terps topped the Tar Heels, 2-1 (recap | stats), on Sept. 13. Junior Alex Reed gave the Terrapins a 1-0 lead with her goal in the 41st minute. Junior Hayley Brock netted the game-winner, finishing a solid ball across the box from senior Beck Kaplan in the 55th minute. Carolina made it a one-goal game on a penalty kick by Maria Lubrano in the 78th minute, but Maryland defense held off the Tar Heel charge and redshirt freshman keeper Rachelle Beanlands made two big second-half saves to preserve the history-making win.
• The 2011 "Senior Night" will be one no one will soon forget as Maryland came from behind to topple No. 8 North Carolina, 2-1 in overtime (recap | stats), in front of 2,126 at Ludwig Field on Oct. 27. Carolina took a 1-0 lead early in the first half on a header by Courtney Jones and held that advantage until the 87th minute. Jasmyne Spencer flicked the ball forward to Hayley Brock, who finished into the lower left corner of the net to send the match in OT. In the 98th minute, Becky Kaplan scored the game-winner, also finishing into the lower left corner. Megan Gibbons and Sade Ayinde picked up the assists on the game-winning goal. Yewande Balogun made five saves for Maryland, but she was helped by two big team saves from Annesia Faulkner and Gibbons in holding the Tar Heels to just a single goal.
• In 2010 history was made in the 32nd meeting between the Terps and North Carolina on Sunday, Oct. 24. Junior Sade Ayinde scored twice in the final 12 minutes to lead Maryland to its first-ever victory over the No. 2-ranked Tar Heels (recap | final stats). Carolina took an early lead and held that all the way through the 78th minute when a long goal kick by redshirt junior Yewande Balogun went over the UNC backline and Ayinde ran onto it and finished with a one-timer off the outside of her right boot. Ayinde then game Maryland the lead in the 86th minute off of a free kick, which was set up by junior Jasmyne Spencer, who was fouled just outside of UNC 18. Ayinde then took the free kick and sent it under the wall and into the right side of the net.
• Jonathan Morgan is in his second season at the helm of the Maryland women’s soccer program after spending the previous five seasons on the Terrapin sideline as an assistant coach. He is 21-12-2 (.629) overall as the Terps’ head coach and is 9-6-1 (.594) in ACC play.
Terps Toppling Top 10 Teams
• Maryland has defeated a Top 10 ranked team 22 times in its history.
• The latest Top 10 win for the Terps came on Sept. 22, 2013 when the Terps shutout No. 3 Wake Forest at Ludwig Field. It was the second-straight match the Terps toppled a Top-10-ranked Demon Deacon squad via shutout. On Nov. 2, 2012 in the ACC semifianls at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., when Maryland defeated No. 6 Wake Forest, 2-0. That win marked the Terps' first shutout of a top 10 team since their 1-0 win at No. 10 Tennessee in the 2006 season opener.
• The Terps' most memorable Top 10 victory, 2-1 at No. 2 North Carolina on Oct. 24, 2010 tied for he highest ranked opponent ever defeated by Maryland. The Terrapins defeated No. 2 Boston College on Oct. 7, 2010 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Those two victories marked the first time in program history that Maryland has defeated two Top 10 teams in a single month.
• The Terps then added to that with another 2-1 win over No. 8 Florida State on Oct. 28, 2010.
• The Terps' 2-1 win over No. 6 North Carolina on Sept. 13, 2012 gave Maryland the distinction of becoming the first team in history to defeat the Tar Heels three straight times in three consecutive seasons.
Here's a list of all of the Terps' Top 10 wins:
Sept. 22, 2013
#3 Wake Forest
Nov. 2, 2012
vs. #6 Wake Forest
Sept. 27, 2012
Sept. 13, 2012
#6 North Carolina
Oct. 27, 2011
#8 North Carolina
Oct. 28, 2010
#8 Florida State
Oct. 24, 2010
at #2 North Carolina
Oct. 7, 2010
at #2 Boston College
Oct. 8, 2009
#6 Virginia Tech
Aug. 25, 2006
at #10 Tennessee
Nov. 14, 2004
at #5 Penn State
Oct. 23, 2004
Sept. 12, 2004
vs. #3 UCLA
Oct. 13, 2001
Aug. 29, 2000
#4 Penn State
Oct. 17, 1999
Sept. 19, 1999
at #9 Duke
Sept. 18, 1998
Nov. 7, 1997
vs. #8 Duke
Oct. 12, 1997
Oct. 1, 1995
Oct. 8, 1993
#8 William & Mary
128 And Counting At Ludwig Field
• The Terps won their 100th match at Ludwig Field with a 6-0 victory over Iona on Aug. 20, 2010. Since its opening in 1995, Ludwig Field has proved to be a tremendous home-field advantage for the Terps women’s soccer team. All-time Maryland is 128-51-21 (.698) at Ludwig Field.
• Through the seasons, the Terps have had a knack for shutting teams out at Ludwig Field. Maryland has won 81 of its 128 victories (63.3%) at Ludwig Field via shutout. Add in the 12 0-0 ties the Terps have had at Ludwig Field and it totals 93 times that Maryland has shutout its opponent in 200 games (46.5%).
• Hayley Brock scored at least one goal six straight games from the Terps' 2012 NCAA tournament first round match vs. Stony Brook through the first four games in 2013. Since 1994 there have been just 20 scoring streaks of at least three games for the Terps and Brock owns three of those. Her current streak of six matches is second only to Emmy Harbo's streak of seven games with a goal in 1996.
Player (Dates - Opponents)
Emmy Harbo (9/4/96-9/24/96 – George Washington, New Hampshire, at Hartford, at James Madison, vs. Davidson, Texas, George Mason)
Hayley Brock (11/10/12-9/1/13 - Stony Brook, vs. Denver, The Citadel, Villanova, George Mason, Navy)
Hayley Brock (9/13/12-9/23/12 – North Carolina, Clemson, at Duke, at Wake Forest)
Keri Sarver (9/20/98-9/27/98 – NC State, George Mason, vs. Texas, at Colorado)
Keri Sarver (11/3/96-11/24/96 – at Georgia, at Clemson, George Washington, San Diego)
Keri Sarver (9/24/96-10/1/96 – George Mason, Brown, at Wake Forest, UMBC)
Hayley Brock (10/3/12-10/11/12 – Francis Marion, at NC State, at Boston College)
Becky Kaplan (8/31/12-9/6/12 – at George Mason, Towson, at Alabama)
Sade Ayinde (9/5/10-9/12/10 – Stony Brook, at Seton Hall, Delaware)
Ashley Grove (8/20/10-8/27/10 – Iona, Missouri, at Tennessee)
Ashley Grove (10/18/09-10/29/09 – NC State, at Clemson, Wake Forest)
Simone Dekker (11/17/02-8/31/03 – Penn State, at Washington, vs. Washington State)
Audra Poulin (10/11/02-10/20/02 – Virginia, George Mason, at Clemson)
Jackie Mynarski (10/6/99-10/10/99 – at George Mason, Rutgers, Navy)
Keri Sarver (11/5/98-11/15/98 – vs. Wake Forest, Fairfield, vs. William & Mary)
Jackie Mynarski (9/18/98-9/23/98 – Duke, NC State, George Mason)
Robin McCullough (9/19/97-9/26/97 – at Florida, at Florida State, at George Washington)
Keri Sarver (9/7/97-9/12/97 – at William & Mary, at George Mason, Wake Forest)
Emmy Harbo (9/3/95-9/10/95 – Virginia Tech, George Mason, Florida State)
Randi Goldblatt (9/11/94-9/18/94 – Texas A&M, at Princeton, NC State)
TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week
Hayley Brock (Sept. 3)
ACC Player of the Week
Hayley Brock (Sept. 3)
Hat Trick History
• Sophomore Ashley Spivey opened the 2013 season with a hat trick in the Terps' 9-0 win over The Citadel. Senior Hayley Brock followed that performance with a natural hat trick in Maryland's 4-2 come-from-behind win over Villanova on Aug. 26. Those two performances mark the first time in the Maryland women's soccer program's 27-year history that back-to-back hat tricks have been posted.
• Maryland has played in 98 overtime games in its 27-year history. The Terps’ all-time record in those overtime games is 30-25-43 (.526).
• The Terrapins have played in eight overtime games in the ACC tournament and have a 3-1-4 mark in those games. Maryland won the shootout in three of the four games it tied in the ACC tournament.
• Dating back to its 10-0 win over Mount St. Mary's in 2008, Maryland has lost only six times in its last 46 matches vs. non-ACC opponents. The Terps have outscored its non-conference opposition 130-27 in those 46 matches.
• The Terps recorded 20 straight wins over non-ACC foes before tying Georgetown, 1-1, in second round of the NCAA tournament in 2010. Maryland is now 36-4-4 in its last 44 non-conference games. The Terps had been unbeaten in 31-straight non-conference games prior to losing, 1-0, at Oklahoma State in the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA tournament. So far this season Maryland topped The Citadel, 9-0, in the season opener, beat Villanova, 4-2 and shutout George Mason, 3-0, and Navy, 2-0. The Terps dropped matches at Santa Clara, 0-1, and at No. 4 Stanford, 0-3, to close out their 2013 non-conference slate. Those two defeats marked the first time since 2008 that the Terps lost back-to-back non-conference matches.