Terps Face No. 5 UNC In Chapel Hill To Close Regular Season
Oct. 23, 2000
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland will finish the 2000 regular season against the defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels down in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Terps and No. 5 Heels will finish the 2000 ACC regular-season schedule at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Fetzer Field.
The Terps will have a full week to prepare for the Tar Heels, who play Wake Forest on Friday night. Maryland is coming off a 2-1 week in which the Terps recorded a key regional win over James Madison, 2-1, and their first conference win over No. 23 Florida State, 2-0. Maryland saw its mini-run end with a 1-0 loss to No. 22 William and Mary last Sunday, 1-0 in the Terps' final regular-season home match.
Terp Coach Faces Alma Mater, Former Coach
As a coach, she has faced her alma mater twice as the coach of George Washington. In 1993, the Tar Heels topped the Colonials, 4-0 and in 1994, UNC defeated GW, 2-0. Last season, Higgins-Cirovski and the Terps fell to North Carolina, 3-0 on Oct. 24, 1999 in College Park.
Sunday's game will be the first Higgins-Cirovski has coached against North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The 1999 ACC Tournament marked the first time Higgins-Cirovski coached a collegiate game at Fetzer Field, where she played many memorable games. The Terps defeated Duke in the first round but fell to Wake Forest last November in the ACC Tournament.
Dorrance speaks very highly of Higgins-Cirovski, as a player and a coach. "Of all the players I have coached, no one is more suited to be a coach," said Dorrance. "She is a brilliant field organizer and tactical genius. The cliché `coach on the field' certainly always applied to her during her playing career. Every team she presents will be well-organized and difficult to play."
Records & Rankings
The Terps were ranked as high as No. 9 on Sept. 4 in the NSCAA poll but are not ranked this week.
North Carolina is 12-2-0 overall and 3-2-0 in the ACC. This season marks the first time North Carolina has lost two ACC matches in a season. Those two losses were just the second and third matches lost by UNC in the ACC all-time dating to 1987. Overall, the two losses equal the most defeats for North Carolina in any season sine 1980. They also lost two matches in 1982, 1985 and 1999.
The Tar Heels wins have come against Texas (9-2), Texas A&M (4-1), Virginia (6-1), Tennessee (6-1), South Carolina (9-1), Oregon (6-0), Penn State (1-0), SMU (2-0), William & Mary (4-0), TCU (6-0), Duke (6-1), NC State (3-0). The two losses have come to ACC foes Clemson (2-1) and Florida State (3-2 in 2 OT).
In the polls for Oct. 23, North Carolina is ranked No. 5 in the NSCAA Coaches' Poll, and No. 6 by Soccer America, by Soccer Buzz, the American Soccer Writers Poll and the SoccerTimes.com).
Remy Vettori Faces Little Sister
Anne scored UNC's first goal against Maryland in the 1999 meeting.
The Series Against No. Carolina
Last season, the Terps fell to North Carolina 3-0 on Oct. 24, 1999.
One of the most memorable games in Maryland history took place against the Tar Heels in 1997. A Ludwig Field record 4,380 fans packed the facility to watch North Carolina post a 4-0 win on Oct. 10, 1997.
Looking Ahead To ACC Tourney
The Maryland-Clemson game has not been set for the tournament being held at Koskinen Stadium on the campus of Duke University.
The remainder of ACC bracket is yet to be determined with several key games still being played this weekend.
Updated ACC Standings Teams Overall Pct. ACC Pct. 1.Clemson 15-1-1 .912 5-1-1 .786 N. Carolina 12-2-0 .857 3-2-0 .600 Duke 11-5-0 .688 4-3-0 .571 Virginia 9-7-0 .563 3-3-0 .500 NC State 9-5-3 .618 2-2-2 .500 Florida State 11-5-1 .676 2-3-1 .417 Wake Forest 7-7-1 .500 2-3-0 .400 8. Maryland 8-9-0 .471 1-5-0 .167Remaining ACC Games
Oct. 27: North Carolina at Wake Forest, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28: Virginia at Florida State, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 29: Maryland at North Carolina, 1 p.m.
Wake Forest at NC State, 1 p.m.
Gus Scores In Multiples
She opened the year with her first career hat trick as the Terps upset then-No. 4 Penn State, 3-1 on August 29. After a 10-game scoring slump, Gustafson tied the school record for goals in a game with four against Howard on Oct. 11. She came back for two goals -- both on headers -- as Maryland topped James Madison on Oct. 17.
Overall, in her Maryland career, Gustafson has scored 13 goals, all of which have come in six games. Last season she also posted a multi-goal game in an upset 4-3 overtime win over then-No. 9 Duke on Sept. 19, 1999.
Home Sweet Home
Maryland had won seven straight non-conference games at Ludwig after defeating Howard 9-0 on Oct. 11, but fell to William & Mary, 1-0, to end the streak.
Serrins Sets New Shutout Mark
Serrins has also lowered her career goals against average to 1.28, allowing 59 goals in 4,138 minutes over 56 games in goal.
With 56 games played in goal, Serrins stands third in goalie games played. By playing against NC State, she passed teammate Ali Wolff and Rowe, who played in 49 games.
Her career GAA is third all-time at Maryland. She also passed Wolff for fourth all-time in saves with a 12-save performance against Virginia. She recorded her 200th career save at Clemson on Oct. 13.
Wolff, who is redshirting the 2000 season also ranks in the top five on all three lists.
Career Shutout Leaders 1. Riki-Ann Serrins (1997-Pres.) 13.5 2t. Heather Rowe (1988-91) 12 2t. Missy Price (1993-96) 12 4. Ali Wolff (1997-Pres.) 11.5 5. Cailin Mullins (1990-93) 10
Wins Against Ranked Teams The Terps picked up their first-ever win against a team ranked in the top five when they beat No. 4 Penn State on Aug. 29, 3-1. Previously, Maryland's only favorable result against a top-five team was a tie against then-No. 4 Connecticut when it battled to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 11, 1998.
All-time, Maryland has recorded 28 wins in program history against teams ranked in the Top 25, including four last season and two in 2000. The Terps' other win over a ranked team this season came against No. 23 Florida State on Oct. 20, in a 2-0 upset in College Park, Md.
In 1999, then-unranked Maryland upset No. 9 Duke on Sept. 18 (4-3 in OT), No. 9 Clemson on Oct. 17 (2-1 in OT), No. 11 Wake Forest on Oct. 22 (1-0) and No. 21 Duke in the ACC Quarterfinals on Nov. 4 (2-1).
Over the past five years, dating to 1995, Maryland has picked up 24 wins against top 25 teams. Prior to the win over Penn State, the highest ranked team that Maryland has ever upset was then-No. 7 Duke, when the Terps topped the Blue Devils, 2-1 in College Park on Oct. 1, 1995. Maryland has picked up seven other wins against top-10 teams and that tie against UConn in 1998.
Wins/Ties Against Top 10 Teams
Playing The Best
Maryland Records Set
Individual Record Set or Equaled In 2000 Goals: 4 by Sara Gustafson vs. Howard, 10/11/00* Tied Record: 4 by Emmy Harbo vs. LSU, 10/31/98 Assists: 3 by Dana Jarzyniecki vs. Howard, 10/11/00 Old Record: 2 by many players, 10 times
Ludwig Field Records Set
Team Records Set At Ludwig In 2000 Goals: 9 vs. Howard, 10/11/00 Old Record: 8 vs. UMBC, 10/1/96 Assists: 8 vs. Howard, 10/11/00 Old Record: 7 vs. UMBC, 10/1/96 Points: 26 vs. Howard, 10/11/00 Old Record: 23 vs. UMBC, 10/1/96 Saves: 13 vs. Penn State, 8/29/00 Old Record: 10 vs. North Carolina, 10/10/97
Players Set Career Highs
Individual Career Highs Set Vs. Howard Sara Gustafson - 4 goals*, 8 points Katie Ludwig - 2 goals, 5 points Dana Jarzyniecki - 3 assists*, 3 points Courtney Beirne - 2 goals, 5 points Kim King - 3 points *-Indicates school record.
Ludwig Scores At Ludwig
Overall, Ludwig is second on the team in goals with four and second in points with 11. Her other two goals came in the Terps loss to Santa Clara on Sept. 15 at the Stanford Nike Invitational.
Ludwig and fellow freshman Audra Poulin (Silver Spring, Md.) were named to the Stanford Nike Invitational All-Tournament team.
Frosh Keepers Make Debuts
Viher Veers Into Points Column
Viher registered her first college goal in the season-opening win over Rutgers on Aug. 25.
She continued the offense in her second game of 2000, as she picked up her first college assist on Sara Gustafson's first goal of the 3-1 win over Penn State. Viher fed a soft cross to Gustafson, who beat Penn State keeper Emily Oleksiuk in the low right corner.
Viher posted her second assist in the win over Towson on Sept. 6.
"What's Up With Women's Soccer"
It is posted on Maryland's website www.umterps.com under the features section on the home page and on the women's soccer page. It has also run on ESPN.com under the College Sports button on the left hand side.
In her seventh and most recent entry, Lieberman wrote about the Terps disappointing loss to Virginia.
Maryland has only been ranked higher during two previous seasons in 1996 and 1997.
Maryland In The NSCAA Rankings Year High Final 1993 14 NR 1994 15 NR 1995 9 9 1996 4 7 1997 7 19 1998 18 NR 1999 23 23 2000 9 ??
Biscoe Lost For Year
Only three days after she scored her first college goal to lift the Terps to a 1-0 win over local rival Towson on Sept. 6, Biscoe went down against Richmond on Sept. 9. She suffered the injury while playing defense in the 25th minute of the game and didn't return.
Nelson Featured On ACC Live
Serving as team captain for the Terrapins this season she has seven points and three goals. On Sept. 12, Nelson notched her first career hat trick, in a 3-0 win over visiting George Washington.
WMUC Broadcast Information
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