The Maryland women’s soccer team closed out it’s home schedule Saturday night playing to a 0-0 draw against the Michigan State Spartans at Ludwig Stadium. The two teams played a very entertaining game, but neither were able to finish off any of their scoring opportunities. Early on the Spartans were controlling both the tempo and the ball, but in the twenty-fifth minute the Terrapins began to take over.
Freshman Gi Krstec, Sophomores Darby Moore, and Jlon Flippens all had opportunities to score at the long range, but none could finish.
Krstec continued to make impactful plays throughout the first half. In the twenty-ninth minute Krstec set up fellow Freshman Anissa Mose with a perfect through ball, but Mose had her shot knocked away by Michigan State’s goalkeeper Reilley Ott. Krstec than had her own chance to put the Terps on the board off of Sydney Staier’s corner, but again the shot was blocked by Ott.
The best period of play for Maryland came in the final twenty minutes of the match, where again the Terps had opportunities, but again nobody finished. In the seventy-sixth minute Flippens’ pass over the top found Freshman Hope Lewandoski’s head, but the shot was once again blocked by Ott. The final and greatest chance for a Terps’ victory came again from Krstec. The Freshman midfielder found herself at the top of the box and took the shot, but for the seventh and final time of the night Relley Ott recorded the save, deflecting the ball off of the top crossbar.
Maryland goalkeeper Rachel Egyed also had an impressive performance recording six saves on the night.
Saturday was also Senior Night, as prior to the game the Terps honored their six seniors; Chelsea Jackson, Hope Gouterman, Natasha Ntone-Kouo, Kate Waters, Zoe Clark, and Madison Turner.
Maryland (7-7-3, 1-7-2) closes out it’s season when they travel to Purdue to match up against the Purdue Boilermakers (9-6-2, 4-4-2). The match can be seen live Wednesday at seven pm on Big Ten Plus.