No. 12 Maryland Knocks Off No. 5 Santa Clara, 3-1
Sept. 9, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Jason Garey scored a pair of goals and defender Kenney Bertz headed in another as the 12th-ranked Maryland Terrapins knocked off No. 5 Santa Clara, 3-1, Friday night in front of 2,827 fans at Ludwig Field.
"We were ready to play in the first half and took good chances," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "Our defending was good, [goalkeeper] Craig Salvati was outstanding throughout the game and this was a great win for us and is indicative of the type of team we can be."
Maryland (2-1-0) jumped on the Broncos early, with Garey recording a goal in just 93 seconds. Burch was able to win a ball in the midfield and play it ahead to Garey who streaked past the defense before beating keeper Christopher Moreo in the lower-left portion of the net.
Bertz added the second score after Dello-Russo took a free kick from 40 yards out. Dello-Russo's kick curled into the box where Bertz headed it in for a 2-0 Terp lead in the 27th minute. Garey helped give Maryland a 3-0 first half cushion with his second goal of the night and third on the season after finishing a pass from King.
Salvati made three first half saves to keep the Broncos scoreless, including a sliding save on a shot by Erick Ustruck.
Santa Clara (2-1-0) fought back with an early score in the second half when Hector Guzman's cross along the ground got to the foot of Kelechi Igwe for the goal 46:08 in the game. Salvati made another clutch save in the second half as Keith Devey nearly was able to redirect a pass from Mehdi Ballouchy, but Salvati was able to deflect it wide of the goal.
The Terrapins return to action on Sunday, Sept. 11, as they take on No. 15 Virginia Commonwealth in the final game of the Maryland/adidas Classic. The Rams dropped a 3-1 decision to Georgetown in the tournament's opening game.
Noteworthy: Maryland has had an assist on every goal scored this season ... Jason Garey now has 41 career goals at Maryland, moving him into sole possession of third place on the school list ... he also moved into fourth on the all-time points list at Maryland with 96 ... Michael Dello-Russo is tied for ninth all-time at Maryland for career assists with 19 after his free kick found Kenney Bertz in the box ... Robbie Rogers saw his first action as a Terrapin against the Broncos ... the California native played nearly 40 minutes ... Spencer Allen made the second start of his career against Santa Clara ... Craig Salvati's five saves surpass his career high of four set against Marshall (9/5/04) ... David Glaudemans, who started 15 games as a left back last season, earned his first start of the 2005 season against the Broncos ... Stephen King leads the team in points with nine.