Wake Forest hands Terps first ACC soccer loss

Maryland has no answer for Deacons' attack, 3-0

Colleges

September 28, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In a battle between two top 10 men's soccer teams, No. 4 Maryland dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 8 Wake Forest last night at a rainy Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Terrapins fell to 8-2 in suffering their first Atlantic Coast Conference loss. They are now 2-1 in the ACC. The Demon Deacons remained undefeated at 6-0-2, 2-0 in the ACC.

After 35 scoreless minutes and repeated pressure on the Terps' goal, Wake Forest freshman Justin Moose threaded a pass through traffic to Ryan Alexander, who beat a Maryland defender and a diving Noah Palmer (five saves) to make it 1-0.

Then, with just six seconds left in the first half, Maryland junior Seth Stammler was yellow-carded for a foul in the corner of the box. The Demon Deacons' Jeremiah White converted the penalty kick, and the Wake Forest lead was 2-0 at intermission.

Adam Hakes closed the scoring just over 12 minutes into the second half.

Maryland, which got three shots on goal from Abe Thompson, was outshot 13-9 in the game.

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