Terrapins Win The 2001 Gamecock Soccer Classic
Oct. 21, 2001
Columbia, S. C. - Maryland defeated College of Charleston 3-0 to claim the 2001 Gamecock Soccer Classic. Maryland was the only team undefeated in this weekend's tournament after defeating South Carolina 1-0 on Friday.
Maryland's first goal was scored at 38:32 when Sumed Ibrahm drove in Siba Mohammed's pass from 10-yards out. Just one minute and twenty-four second later, Mohammed struck again, scoring the Terrapins second goal of the first half. Maryland would ride a 2-0 lead into halftime. The Terrapins outshot College of Charleston 11-2 in the first half.
At 46:42, Ian Rodway, scored an unassisted goal to extend the Terrapins lead to three. Maryland, tallying 17 shots on goal, would hold the Cougars to a scoreless second half. Maryland's goalkeeper, Noah Palmer, was credited with the shutout. Charleston's goalkeeper, Wes Martino, recorded nine saves.
In the tournament's other match of the day, the University of South Carolina recorded its first tie of the season against No. 8 Rutgers, in front of 1,859 fans at the Gamecock Soccer Classic at Eugene E. Stone Stadium. The Gamecocks extend their record to 8-3-1.
2001 Gamecock Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team
Most Valuable Defending Player: Guy Abrahamson (Rutgers)