Maryland Continues B1G Homestand vs. Nebraska, Northwestern

Maryland Continues B1G Homestand vs. Nebraska, Northwestern

Maryland (4-3-2, 0-1) vs. Nebraska (4-5, 0-1)
September 23, 2021

Ludwig Field

7:00 pm EDT
Maryland (4-3-2, 0-1) vs. Northwestern (4-4, 0-1)
September 26, 2021

Ludwig Field

2:00 pm EDT

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Maryland women’s soccer team is back in action this week for two more Big Ten matches at Ludwig Field.

The Terrapins will first host Nebraska on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. before welcoming Nebraska on Sunday, September 26 for a 2 p.m. kickoff.

Both games will be broadcast on Big Ten Plus.   

 THIS WEEK’S STORYLINES

Terps Battle Buckeyes to the Brink

  • Maryland played Ohio State tight in both teams’ conference openers on September 19, but fell on a late goal to ultimately suffer a 2-1 defeat.
  • Maryland came storming back in the 63rd minute, as Mikayla Dayes set up Kori Locksley for the game-tying goal. Dayes nearly had the go ahead goal just a few minutes later in the half but her attempt sailed just right of the cage.
  • Liz Brucia and Madeline Smith combined to make eight saves in the net to help keep the game within reach, but ultimately the Buckeyes broke through in the 89th win to seal the win.

     

comeback kids

  • Maryland captured its second comeback win of the season against George Washington on September 2, rallying from an early Colonial goal with two of its own in the first half before putting the game away with an insurance goal in the second half.
  • Hope Lewandoski and Madison Oracion both netted their first goals of the season in the victory, while Emily McNesby got on the board for the second time this year.
  • Olivia Reese shined in the win, assisting on two goals to notch her first points as a Terp. Oracion’s goal was also the first of her UMD career.   
  • After falling behind 1-0 in the seventh minute of the game, Maryland rallied for its first comeback win of the season in a 2-1 victory over Richmond on August 26.  
  • Adalee Broadbent spearheaded the rally, launching a shot from 35 yards out over the goalkeeper’s head to tie the game in the 68th minute. It marked the third goal in Broadbent’s career and first since 2019.
  • After Toni Domingos was taken down in the box in the 74th minute, Catherine DeRosa stepped to take the penalty where after a pause, she calmly buried the ball behind the goalie.
Mikayla Dayes (28), Loren Sefcik (16), Hope Lewandoski (5), Mia Isaac (10). Maryland Terrapins vs. George Washington Colonials on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Zach Bland/Maryland Terrapins

SERIES HISTORY

  • Maryland is 0-3 against Nebraska since the series between the two schools began when the Terps entered the Big Ten. Maryland last faced the Cornhuskers in 2019, falling 2-0 on the road in Lincoln.
  • The Terps and Northwestern have met six times since the series began in 2014, with the Wildcats holding a 4-1-1 advantage head-to-head. The last time the two teams played in College Park the Terps earned a 2-1 upset win over then-No. 14 Northwestern.  

     
Midfielder Brooke Weston (11). Maryland Terrapins Women's Soccer vs. Richmond Spiders on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2021.

Not Short of Scoring Options

  • Maryland has had 10 different goal scorers through it first nine games, a testament to the plethora of scoring weapons on this year’s roster.
  • Alyssa Poarch, Emily McNesby and Kori Locksley lead the way with two goals and an assist, while seven other Terps have tallied a goal.
  • Maryland’s four game-winning goals have come from McNesby, Loren Sefcik, Kori Locksley and Catherine DeRosa.
  • Freshman Mori Sokoloff joined the scoring party on Sept. 9 against Penn, scoring her first collegiate goal off a free kick 40 yards from the goal.

     
Women's soccer vs. Ohio State Buckeyes, September 19th, 2021. Maddie Kyler/Maryland Terrapins.

Conference Play is Here to Stay

  • Maryland is in the midst of its eighth season of Big Ten play since joining the conference in 2014.
  • The Terps put together their best-ever finish in the conference just a few years ago, going 5-5-1 in B1G play for a sixth-place finish. Maryland earned its first trip to the Big Ten Tournament that season. 
  • UMD’s conference schedule is front-loaded with home games, playing its first three B1G matchups in the friendly confines of Ludwig Field against the Ohio State (Sept. 19), Nebraska (Sept. 23) and Northwestern (Sept. 26).

     
Women's soccer vs. Ohio State Buckeyes, September 19th, 2021. Maddie Kyler/Maryland Terrapins.


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