October 11, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland’s Keri Sarver scored just 5:36 in overtime to upset the #17 Cavaliers 3-2 in College Park tonight. The loss to the Terrapins is the first time that Maryland has defeated the Cavaliers in women’s soccer. Virginia had held a 14-0-2 record against the Terps until tonight’s game.
Virginia went up early as Liz Botta (Annandale, Va./Paul VI) scored her first goal of the season off a pass from Lori Lindsey just 4:41 into the contest. Maryland tied it up only 91 seconds later as Sarver put home a rebound off an Emmy Harbo cross.
Virginia went up a second time as Katie Tracy (Richmond, Va./James River) put back a save of one of Angela Hucles’ (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) shots. The teams went into halftime with Virginia holding a 2-1 lead.
Maryland tied the game with just under 19 minutes to play as Harbo scored off a series of passes from Sarver and Robin McCullough. The teams went scoreless the rest of regulation, setting up the overtime period.
Virginia was outshot by Maryland 11-9, and Cavalier keeper Julie Harris (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) kept Virginia in the game as she stopped three breakaways. The loss is the first loss for the Cavaliers in the ACC this season, and Maryland improves to 3-1 in the ACC. The game was the Cavaliers’ sixth overtime game this season, which ties the season high for the program (1994).
Virginia returns home to face the Tulane Green Wave on Monday, October 12 at 4:00 pm.
#24 Maryland 3, #17 Virginia 2, ot
1 2 1ot F (records)Virginia 2 0 0 2 (7-4-2, 3-1-0 ACC)Maryland 1 1 1 3 (8-4-0, 3-1-0 ACC)
V: Botta (Lindsey)/4:41
M: Sarver (Harbo)/6:12
V: Tracy (Hucles)/25:11
M: Harbo (Sarver, McCullough)/71:22
M: Sarver (McCullough)/95:36
V: Botta, Tracy
M: Sarver 2, Harbo
V: Lindsey, Hucles
M: McCullough 2, Harbo, Sarver
Virginia: 4 (Harris 4)
Maryland: 6 (Serrins 6)