Terps Shutout No. 23 Florida State, 2-0, For First ACC Win
Oct. 20, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland played its most complete game of the season as the Terps upset No. 23 Florida State, 2-0, in an ACC battle Friday night at Ludwig Field. The win comes against a Florida State team that stunned No. 2 North Carolina in its last game on Tuesday night, 3-2 in Tallahassee. Maryland also ended Florida State's seven-match undefeated streak and was the Seminoles' first shutout loss of the season. The win was also the first in the ACC for the Terps (8-8-0, 1-5-0 ACC) this season.
"We were the better team out there tonight," said head coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. "We really wanted to win this one and we played inspired soccer. We put together two solid halves and beat a team that just came in after beating North Carolina. We played confidently and played a 90 minutes."
Maryland struck early as senior Terri Greer (Woodbridge, Va.) took a cross from Courtney Beirne (Westminster, Md.) and beat Florida State keeper Sarah Crawford from about 10 yards out, just 2:15 into the match. Maryland dominated the play though much of the middle of the game and scored again with 7:29 left in regulation.
Freshman Katie Ludwig (Mount Laurel, N.J.) notched her fifth goal of the season to clinch the match at the 82:31 mark. Ludwig stole the ball from a Seminole defender and beat Crawford from about 20 yards out at the top of the box.
Senior keeper Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was outstanding in goal, making five saves to record the shutout, giving her 13.5 in her career -- the most by any Maryland keeper in the school's 14-year program history. Serrins' shutout victory marked the end to Florida State's undefeated steak that dated to Sept. 16, when they lost at Duke. The Noles had gone 6-0-1 in their last seven matches.
Maryland closes out its regular season home schedule against regional rival William & Mary on Sunday at noon as part of a women's and men's doubleheader.
No. 23 Florida State (11-5-1, 2-3-1 ACC) 0 0 -- 0 Maryland (8-8-0, 1-5-0 ACC) 1 1 -- 2
Goalies: Florida State- Sarah Crawford (90 minutes, 6 saves, 2 GA). Maryland - Riki-Ann Serrins (90 minutes, 5 saves, 0 GA).
Yellow Cards: Florida State- none. Maryland - none.
Team Stats: Florida State- Shots 5-8=13, Corner Kicks 2-3=5, Saves 2-4=6, Fouls 3-8=11, Offsides 4. Maryland - Shots 6-6=12, Corner Kicks 1-1=2, Saves 3-2=5, Fouls 4-4=8, Offsides 4.