Day 8: Terps Top ODC Boxtel, 4-2
Debbie Lieberman continues with her daily journal of the Terps' trip to Europe
Aug. 22, 2001
BOXTEL, Holland -
On Wednesday, August 22 after a light training session, we traveled to Maastricht, Holland. This city can be compared to an American mall. It was very modern. There were some cute shops and plenty of Dutch people. Some of us were more successful than others in funding the souvenirs we wanted.
I wound up stumbling upon a Dutch CD store! My love for music sparked my interest in buying a CD by a native Dutch band. I went into the store, asked the sales man (in English - almost everyone I encountered spoke English) to show me his most popular Dutch groups. Long story short, I walked out of there with 4 CD's. I'm such a sucker. Others seemed to be upset with the shopping because everything in the stores could be bought in the U.S. People wanted authentic gifts.
After shopping we ate dinner at a local Italian restaurant. A meal that we are all familiar with, pasta and tomato sauce, filled our stomachs. Following the meal, we departed for Boxtel to play a Holland team: ODC Boxtel at 7:30 p.m.
The game was our 1st European victory, scoring 4 goals compared to their 2. An exciting win closed day number 8.
The Maryland women's soccer team picked up its first win after two ties on its five-game tour of Europe, defeating ODC Boxtel of Holland, 4-2.
The Terps rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to post the win against the Dutch team. Valerie Lawrence (Silver Spring, Md.) got the Terps on the board 8:40 into the match. ODC Boxtel then scored back-to-back goals to build the halftime lead.
Maryland came out strong in the second half as Carly Viher (Mentor, Ohio) scored off a corner kick to tie the game at 2-2. Sara Gustafson (Reisterstown, Md.) notched the game-winner, making it 3-2. Kim King (Media, Pa.) added an insurance goal for the 4-2 final.