No. 10 UVa And No. 6 Maryland Play to Scoreless Tie
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – No. 10 Virginia and No. 6 Maryland played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md. With the tie, UVa’s record went to 10-3-2, 3-3-1 in the ACC, while Maryland’s record went to 10-4-2, 4-2-2 ACC.
Wet playing conditions and steady defensive play kept both offenses quiet with only a total of seven shots taken in the first half. Virginia came dangerously close to breaking the scoreless tie in the 25th minute when Neil Barlow had a one-on-one opportunity just inside the box but Terp goalkeeper Zac MacMath won the race to the ball to keep the Cavaliers off the board.
The Terps stepped up their offense in the second stanza, outshooting Virginia, 8-4, in the period including a pair of solid chances in the final five minutes of the game. Kaoru Forbess took a long-range shot from 25 yards out that sailed just wide of the near post in the 86th minute and Taylor Kemp moved up and had a solid strike go wide left two minutes later as the game rolled into overtime knotted at 0-0.
Maryland rattled off five shots in the first overtime period while holding the Cavaliers to only one. Drew Yates intercepted a failed clear from Virginia keeper Diego Restrepo in the 92nd minute and Forbess had a strike go errant two minutes later. Restrepo came up with a pair of big saves with 4:30 remaining in the first extra period as the Cavs keeper saved a blast from Kemp and the rebound attempt by Townsend.
Virginia finished with 11 shots, while Maryland had 18. It was the eighth shutout of the year for Virginia. Restrepo finished with seven saves.
Virginia is back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 3, vs. American at Klöckner Stadium. Kick-off is 7 p.m.