No. 2 Seed Maryland Upset By No. 7 Seed Virginia 2-0 In ACC Tournament
Nov. 11, 1999
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- - The No. 2 seed Maryland Terrapins were upset by the No. 7 seed Virginia Cavaliers 2-0 tonight in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. The loss was the Terrapins first in the quarterfinals since their 4-3 1995 loss to North Carolina.
Despite being injury-free for the first time in over a month, Maryland came out to a lackluster start, which Virginia used to build a 2-0 advantage on the higher-seeded Terrapins. Virginia struck first at 4:11 when Sheldon Barnes beat a Maryland defender and found Ryan Trout on the right side of the goal past a drawn-out Christian Lewis (Ellicott City, Md.) for the score.
The Terrapins continued their uninspired play and gave up a second goal at 18:49. It was Barnes who struck again with the header from 20 yards out. The assists were credited to Drew O'Donnell and Steve Totten. The second goal was all the Cavaliers would need.
Virginia came at the Terrapins the entire 90 minutes, knowing a win could solidify an NCAA bid for the 11-7-1 Cavaliers. Maryland was out-fouled 34-9, with shots almost even at 7-6, with the Terps holding the slight advantage.
"We are by no means done," said head coach Sasho Cirovski. He expressed that this loss presented another learning experience for the Terps, and another chance for the young team to grow. The team will return home Friday and awaits the announcement of the NCAA Tournament bracket. The tournament begins next weekend.
1 2 F No. 7 Virginia 2 0 2 No. 2 Maryland 0 0 0
SCORING: 4:11- VIRGINIA: Ryan Trout (Sheldon Barnes)
SHOTS: UVA 5, MD 6