Maryland Women's Soccer Stuns No. 9 Duke in OT, 4-3
Sept. 19, 1999
DURHAM, N.C. - Sophomore forward Sara Gustafson (Reisterstown, Md.) scored her second goal of the game at 97:14, in the first overtime, to lift Maryland to a thrilling 4-3 win over No. 9 Duke on Sunday at Duke’s Koskinen Stadium on Sunday.
Freshman Valerie Lawrence (Silver Spring, Md.) and Julie Nelson (McLean, Va.) were credited with assists on the game-winning tally on which Gustafson drew Duke keeper Tara Walker out of the box. For Gustafson, the pair of goals were the first two of her college career. She also scored an unassisted goal early in the second half.
Maryland midfielder Emily Janss (Brandon, Fla.) opened the scoring at 19:06, with Duke freshman midfielder Carly Fuller responding with her first collegiate goal at 31:49 off a feed from Susan Kraeger.
With the score tied at one after the first half, Maryland again went up in the second half, off Gustafson’s goal at 66:38, but Duke freshman forward Jenna Turner tied it up again, off a Kraeger corner kick, at the 68:01 mark.
Duke sophomore midfielder Mara Brain put the Blue Devils up 3-2 at 76:18, on a short shot into an open box. Maryland’s Jackie Mynarski (Somers, N.Y.) tied the game again with 4:53 left in regulation off a corner kick from Janss. For Mynarski, it was her team-high fourth goal of the season.
Both clubs recorded 10 shots on goal, while the Terps had six corner kicks to Duke’s five. Maryland goalkeeper Ali Wolff (Richmond, Va.) recorded seven saves, while Duke’s Isis Dallis registered four saves in regulation, with Walker replacing her in overtime.
With the win, Maryland improves to 3-4-1 overall, 1-0-1 in the ACC. Duke drops to 5-3, 0-2 in the league. It was also head coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovksi’s first win over a ranked team as coach of Maryland and first ACC win for the new coach. Box Score
Maryland (3-4-1, 1-0-1) 1 2 1 -- 4 No. 9 Duke (5-3-0, 0-2-0) 1 2 0 -- 3Scoring: Maryland - Emily Janss (Lindsay Givens) 19:06, Sara Gustafson (un) 66:38, Jackie Mynarski (Janss) 85:07, Gustafson (Julie Nelson, Valerie Lawrence) 97:14. Duke - Carly Fuller (Susan Kraeger) 31:49, Jenna Turner (Kraeger) 68:01, Mara Brain (un) 76:18.
Goalies: Maryland - Ali Wolff (97 minutes, 7 saves, 3 goals allowed). Duke - Isis Dallis (90 minutes, 4 saves, 3 goals allowed), Tara Walker (7 minutes, 0 saves, 1 goal allowed)
Yellow Cards: Maryland - Sally Harrison at 42:45. Duke - none.
Team Stats: Maryland - Shots 10, Corner Kicks 6, Saves 7, Fouls 7, Offsides 0. Duke - Shots 10, Corner Kicks 5, Saves 4, Fouls 9, Offsides 0.