Aug. 26, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The top-ranked Maryland men's soccer team will host its first match of the 2006 season when it welcomes Binghamton to Ludwig Field on Sunday, August 27. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. for the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Maryland is coming off of a 2-0 shutout of No. 23 Old Dominion on Friday night in Norfolk, Va.
Last Time Out
Maryland opened the season with a 2-0 victory at Old Dominion on Friday night. Graham Zusi got a quick start to his campaign when he intercepted a bad pass in front of the box and put a shot in the back of the net in the third minute.
Stephen King netted the second goal for the Terps in the 42nd minute. After he was taken down in the box, King converted on a penalty kick to give Maryland the 2-0 advantage.
Chris Seitz faced 11 shots and made four saves in the win to improve his career record to 14-1-2.
An ODU Soccer Stadium attendance record was set on Friday night as 3,331 spectators came out to watch the Monarchs try to take down the nation's top-ranked team.
About The Game
The top-ranked Terps play host for the first time in 2006 when Binghamton comes to Ludwig Field on August 27 at 7:00 p.m.
It is the first ever meeting between the two teams.
Maryland is 7-3-1 all-time in home openers at Ludwig and have not lost in its home lid lifter since 2001.
Scouting The Bearcats
Binghamton began the 2006 schedule with a 1-1 draw at home against Bucknell on Friday night.
Matt Narode put Binghamton up first 31:44 into the game when he took a cross from sophomore midfielder Cody Germain into the back of the net. The Bison responded with the equalizer about six minutes later.
The Bearcats were picked fourth in this year's preseason America East poll after finishing 12-4-5 in 2005 and advancing to its third consecutive conference final.
Binghamton lost the services of Graham Munro who was named third-team All-America by College Soccer News a year ago after finishing the season with five goals.
Binghamton is the first of three-straight home games for the Terps. On Friday, September 1, Maryland hosts No. 10 UCLA at 8:00 p.m. following the women's game. Both matches will be televised by CSTV. BIG EAST foe Louisville will then visit College Park on Monday, September 4 for a 7:00 p.m. contest.