Maryland Outlasts Duke 3-2 For First ACC Win
Sept. 27, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland outlasted archrival Duke to hold on for a 3-2 victory on a windy and rainy Friday evening at Ludwig Field, their sixth win in seven games against the No. 22 Blue Devils.
Forward Kim King (Media, Pa.) blasted a penalty kick past Duke keeper Thora Helgadottir in the 66th minute for the decisive goal. Maryland (6-3, 1-1 ACC) was awarded the kick after forward Katie Ludwig was taken down in the box by Duke's Kate Seibert. The goal was King's third against Duke in as many games.
Duke (5-4, 0-1) cut the Terrapin lead to 3-2 in the 73rd minute as midfielder Liz Wagner found the net off a scramble in front of the Terrapin goal, but Maryland held off several late Duke challenges to capture the win.
Forward Katie Ludwig (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) gave Maryland their second lead of the game as she outraced three Duke defenders on a breakaway and deposited the ball into the Blue Devil net in the 58th minute to give the Terps a 2-1 lead.
The victory was Maryland's first over a top 25 team this season, after falling in three previous contests to ranked opponents.
The win also continues an eight-game streak in the Maryland-Duke series where the lower-ranked or unranked team has come away the victor.
Maryland jumped on top early as Lindsay Givens' (Downingtown, Pa.) long throw-in went through the hands of Helgadottir in the 6th minute for an own goal. Helgadottir was playing in her first game of the year after returning from a stint with the Icelandic national team.
Duke countered in the 38th minute when Carolyn Riggs connected on a breakaway that beat Terrapin netminder Kristin Barnhill (Charlottesville, Va.), who replaced an injured Mariel Wilner (Owings Mills, Md.) late in the first half. Barnhill made five saves to earn her first career victory.
Maryland returns to action on Sunday when they host William and Mary at 1 p.m.