The Maryland women's soccer team returns to College Park and the friendly confines of Ludwig Field for the penultimate match of its 2013 regular season. The Terps host Boston College at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27.
Did you know ... the home team has not won the match between Maryland and Boston College since 2008? The Terps toppled the Eagles on their home field last season and in 2010, while BC defeated Maryland at Ludwig Field in 2011. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in College Park in 2009.
• Tickets for the Maryland-Boston College match are available also online by clicking here. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youth or seniors. Tickets are also available at Ludwig Field one hour prior to kick off.
• Maryland Women’s Soccer would like to see YOU at Ludwig Field this season! See the Terps game day promotion schedule below. Make sure to check back often as promotion dates and details are subject to change. For more information contact Jordan Looby by phone at (301) 314-7162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, October 27 vs. Boston College at 1 p.m. Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day (Mvp) -- Each player will be asked to nominate their MVP (Most Valuable Professor) who will be invited to Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day free of charge and honored at halftime. The MVP’s will receive complimentary guest tickets. All other Faculty and staff members will receive 2 free guest tickets!
Homecoming Discount -- Fans who show their ticket stub from the Maryland vs. Clemson Football game will receive $3 discount tickets
Thursday, October 31 vs. Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. Senior Night – For the last home game of the season, we invite all fans to Ludwig to say farewell to our amazing seniors and to celebrate all that they have accomplished during their time in with the Terps.
Terp Terror Night – Students and youth fans will be encouraged to wear a costume to the game against Pittsburgh. Those that do will receive free admission and candy. A prize will be given to the fan with the best costume!
• General Information: After 4 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, there is no charge for parking in Lots Z1 or 1b or in Regents Drive Garage. Lots R2 and R3 are limited to vehicles displaying current valid permits for the respective lots at all times. The Stadium Drive Garage is closed on weekends.
• 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.
• Freshman Lauren Berman scored just 17 seconds into the game to put the Terps on top, but ultimately No. 6 North Carolina proved too much on this day, earning a 3-1 victory (recap | stats) on Oct. 6 at Fetzer Field. Senior Hayley Brock earned the assist on Berman's goal, which was the second-fastest goal ever scored on a Tar Heel team.
• The Terps controlled the match from start to finish, but couldn't find any luck finishing and ended up on the losing end of a 2-1 decision (recap | stats) to Duke on Oct. 13. Junior Cory Ryan scored Maryland's lone goal, knocking in a rebound off of a shot from sophomore Aubrey Baker, but the Terrapins couldn't complete the comeback despite holding a 16-9 advantage in shots.
• Sophomore Ashley Spivey netted the game-winning goal in the 56th to give the Terps their first-ever win at Miami, 1-0 (recap | stats) on Oct. 17. Senior Megan Gibbons set up Spivey's score with a brilliant cross to the far post from deep in the right corner. Gibbons also helped anchor a defensive effort that saw the Hurricanes limited to just one shot on goal and that came in the 89th minute.
• Maryland fell behind 2-0 at No. 3 Florida State, but a goal in the 88th minute by sophomore Ashley Spivey gave the Terps hope, but a final surge failed to bring the equalizer and the Terrapins dropped a 2-1 decision (recap | stats) in Tallahassee.
• Playing in a cold, wintry mix didn;t stop the Terps from picking up a 3-1 win (recap | stats) in their first-ever trip to Syracuse on Oct. 24. California native Aubrey Baker is used to playing in the snow, but she got Maryland on the board in the 35th minute with her third goal of the season. SU tied the game early in the second half on a penalty kick, but the Terps answered right back with senior Hayley Brock's 10th goal of the season to put the Terrapins back in the lead. Senior Kristen Schmidbauer got on the end of a corner kick from sophomore Shannon Collins in the 69th minute for the insurane goal.
Scouting The Eagles
• Boston College is 8-8-1 on the season and 4-5-1 in conference play after a 3-1 loss at No. 20 Notre Dame on Thursday.
2013 Boston College: 8-8-1, 4-5-1 ACC
(Soccer America NR, NSCAA NR, TopDrawerSoccer.com NR)
• The Eagles opened the season losing two of their first three matches, but rallied to win their next three, including their ACC opener vs. Pitt. Three straight one-goal losses to Clemson, Virginia and Virginia Tech saw Boston College's record dip to 4-5-0, but the Eagles have won four of their last eight matches, including a 1-0 win over Wake Forest and a 4-1 win over Duke.
• Sophomore forward McKenzie Meehan leads Boston College and the ACC with 15 goals in 2013. Junior forward Stephanie McCaffrey also has double-digit goals with 12 and also boasts a team-best seven assists. Junior keeper Alex Johnson has started past 10 games for the Eagles and has a 1.40 goals-against average.
Series History vs. Boston College
• This will be just the 10th all-time meeting between Maryland and Boston College and the Eagles lead the series 5-4-1.
• Maryland won the first-ever meeting, 2-1, in 2005, but BC won four-straight from 2006-09. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie in 2009. The two teams met twice in 2010 with the Terps taking both games by one-goal margins. The one-goal games continued last season with the Eagles taking a come-from-behind 2-1 win.
• Junior Hayley Brock added another chapter in her storybook 2012 season when she scored the game-winning goal two minutes into the first overtime to give the Terps a 3-2 win at No. 23 Boston College (recap | stats) on Oct. 11. Freshmen Shannon Collins and Gabby Galanti scored in regulation to send the match to overtime, while redshirt freshman Rachelle Beanlands made five stops in the victory.
• In 2011, sophomore Hayley Brock collected a long ball from goalkeeper Yewande Balogun and finished into the lower right corner to give Maryland a 1-0 lead early in its primetime showdown with No. 6 Boston College, but the Eagles got an own goal in the 88th minute to tie the score, sending the match into overtime. In OT, the Eagles played a long ball off of a free kick inside the Maryland 18. The ball took a high bounce and found its way to Victoria DiMartino, who tapped the ball into the net in the 98th minute to give BC a 2-1 victory (recap | stats) on Sept. 22, 2011.
• The last time the Terps ventured to Newton, Mass., was Oct. 7, 2010. Maryland topped No. 2 Boston College (recap was solid in net for the Terps, especially in the first half when she made five of her seven saves. The victory over the No. 2 Eagles marks the highest-ranked opponent ever to go down in defeat at the hands of the Terps. Maryland's win over No. 3 UCLA in 2004 was the previous highest-ranked victory.
• Maryland then advanced to its first ACC title game with a 1-0 overtime victory over Boston College (recap | stats) in the ACC tournament semis on Nov. 5, 2010. Sophomore Danielle Hubka scored the game's lone goal 55 seconds into the first overtime, finishing a long ball sent over the top of the Eagle backline by junior Skyy Anderson. Terp keeper Yewande Balogun was tremendous in goal, making six saves.
• 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 23-15-2 (.600) overall as the Terps’ head coach and is 11-9-1 (.548) 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 128-52-21 (.694) 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 201 games (46.3%).
• 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)
• 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.