Mullins Leads No. 7 Terps Past Loyola, 3-0
Sept. 14, 2010
BALTIMORE - Freshman Patrick Mullins netted his first collegiate goal as the No. 7 Maryland men's soccer team toppled Loyola (Md.), 3-0, Tuesday night at Ridley Athletic Complex.
Mullins, who notched his first official score at 61:14 to give Maryland a two-goal cushion, was also responsible for the Terps' first tally of the match. His strike from six-yards out in the far corner hammered off the Greyhound backline for an own goal in the 39th minute.
Maryland (2-1-1) dominated the first half offensively, tallying five shots before Loyola (1-2-1) was able to generate its first offensive possession at 27:46. The Terps concluded the match with a significant 20-10 advantage in the shot category, led by five from Casey Townsend.
Zac MacMath picked up his second win of the year while the Maryland defense registered its second shutout of the 2010 campaign.
"I thought it was a very good overall performance, probably our most complete 90 minutes this season," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "In the first half, I thought we did a good job of keeping the ball and creating some chances but was not as dangerous with the chances.
"In the second half, I thought we had a little more malice in our attack and got the ball into better spots wide and had some better chances."
A Ridley Athletic Complex record-soccer crowd of 2,090 attended Tuesday night's match, which served as a replay of last season's NCAA First Round action in College Park.
"Generally speaking, this was a great night for college soccer," Cirovski said. "On a Tuesday night, to get a great crowd like this, I think Loyola coaches, players and administration should really be proud of what they have here at the Ridley Athletic Complex."
Maryland heads back to College Park to gear up for Atlantic Coast Conference opponent N.C. State Saturday.