Maryland Knocks Off Virginia 1-0 For First Win At Home Since 1977
Sept. 12, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - - Freshman forward Scott Buete (Bowie, Md.) scored the only goal of the night at 49:38 to give No. 8 Maryland its first home win over No. 14 Virginia since 1977. Maryland is now 3-1(1-0, ACC), while the Cavaliers fall to 2-2 (0-1, ACC).
Aside from Virginia's 16 fouls in the opening half, play between the two teams was even with shots favoring the Terps slightly by an 8-6 margin. During the 49th minute, the Terps Jason Cropley (La Canada, Calif.) served the ball from the right side of the field to freshman A.J. Herrera (Albuquerque, N.M.) on the opposite sideline. Herrera then found Buete in front of the goal where he received the pass and booted it past Virginia goalkeeper Kyle Singer for the Maryland score.
Virginia had several good chances to tie things up as the clock ticked-away the final five minutes, but the Maryland defense, lead by goalkeeper Christian Lewis (Ellicott City, Md.), would not allow the win to slip away. Lewis had five saves on the night, and recorded his second shutout of the season with the 1-0 win.
The Terrapins next game is against Monmouth on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Ludwig Field. They then meet NC State on Sunday for their next ACC contest. That game is also at home and begins at 1 p.m.
1 2 F No. 14 Virginia 0 0 0 No. 8 Maryland 0 1 1
GOALS: 49:38 MARYLAND- Scott Buete (Herrera, Cropley)