No. 12 North Carolina Beats Terps, 2-1
Oct. 7, 2001
CHAPEL HILL, NC.- The Maryland men's soccer team dropped a 2-1 road decision to No. 12 North Carolina Sunday at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill. The Terps are now 4-4-1 (0-2-1 ACC), while Carolina jumps to 8-2 (2-1 ACC).
The first half was scoreless, with only five shots between both clubs. For the opening half of the period, Carolina dominated possession with the Terps taking control as time wound down.
Second-half scoring started fast and furious, with Carolina opening it up at the 47:08 mark. David Testo slipped it between Terps' goalie Noah Palmer and the right post on a hard shot from 24 yards out. Marcus Storey was credited with the assist to make it 1-0 Carolina.
Maryland's intensity never waned, answering Carolina's score 35 seconds later with one of its own. Ian Rodway (Columbia, Md.) hit for his first career goal when Scott Buete (Bowie, Md.) crossed a free kick to Rodway, who headed it into the lower right corner of the Tar Heel net.
The game was locked at one goal each until Carolina executed a scoring run to perfection. Logan Pause found Chris Leitch on the break who ripped one past Palmer from 30 yards out for the 2-1 Carolina advantage.
The Terps had a chance to tie on a free kick at 61:30 when Seth Stammler (Gahanna, Ohio) booted a shot from 24 yards out that was saved by a diving Michael Ueltschey. Ueltschey finished with six saves.
The Tar Heels' attacking pressure continued and almost broke the Terps' defense in the 65th minute when Palmer came out of the goal to challenge an attacking Jonathan Davis. Davis beat Maryland's freshman keeper, but Stammler was there for the defensive save to keep the Terps within one goal.
Carolina launched another potentially deadly attack, with Storey beating his defender and launching one from point-blank range that Palmer was able get in front of and deny the Heels' again to keep the final a 2-1 Carolina victory. Palmer ended the day with five saves.
The Terrapins host George Mason Wednesday in a pivotal regional contest. That match starts at 7 p.m. at Ludwig Field.
1 2 F Maryland 0 1 1 No. 12 North Carolina 0 2 2
Goals: 47:08: North Carolina: David Testo (Marcus Storey)