Late Rally Not Enough; Terps Fall To #14 Wake Forest 2-1
Sept. 28, 2006
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A late rally fell short for the University of Maryland women's soccer team as it fell by a 2-1 score to the 14th-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons Thursday night at W. Denny Spry Stadium.
The loss dropped the Terps to 4-5-1 on the season, 0-2-0 in the ACC, while Wake Forest now stands at 10-2-0 on the year with a 2-1-0 record in conference play.
The Deacs took the lead in the 31st minute of play when Amanda Lebo put the ball into the net off of a rebound that came following a Wake Forest free kick.
The game, which was delayed by an hour due to inclement weather, remained 1-0 through the remainder of the first half, but Wake's Kristina Hanley would score the eventual game-winning goal just four minutes into the second half. Taylor Toombs crossed the ball from the far baseline to the front of the goal where Hanley headed it into the Terrapin goal for a 2-0 Demon Deacon lead.
Maryland made the game interesting in the 83rd minute of play when junior co-captain Ashly Kennedy played a brilliant through-ball from center midfield to the left side of the Wake Forest defensive third, where a streaking Kaila Sciascia ran onto the ball inside the 18-yard box and punched it in over Wake goalkeeper Laura Morse for the goal.
Senior goalkeeper Nikki Resnick, who leads the ACC in saves per game, made eight stops against the Demon Deacons.
Maryland finishes its two-game road trip in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game with No. 2 North Carolina at Fetzer Field. That game will be available on ACC Select, the new live web broadcasting service of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Fans can view the action by logging on to accselect.com. Individual games are available for $3.99 per event or unlimited events can be accessed for a $5.99 monthly subscription fee.