Throughout the first half the Terps were the more aggressive of the two teams but were not able to finish on their opportunities. Juniors Sebastian Elney and DJ Reeves and Senior Jake Rozhansky had great looks but could not find the back of the net. Ohio State goalkeeper Parker Siegfried did make saves on two of those three shots however.
In the 60th minute Junior Gordon Wild may have had the Terps’ best chance to gain the lead. After being fouled Wild took his penalty kick but Siegfried once again deflected his shot. Nine minutes later Wild drew another spot kick but for the fourth time Siegfried made another terrific save on Eryk Williamson’s shot.
However, in the 85th minute Rozhansky and Amar Sejdic combined to grab the only goal on the evening. Rozhansky sent a pass to Sejdic who was flying into the left channel of the box. Sejdic gathered the ball and sent a low cross pass to Elney who finally finished and gave the Terps the lead.
Maryland’s defense was superb once again only allowing nine shots and only two shots on goal. The Terps have not allowed a goal to a Big Ten opponent in an astounding 58o minutes. They also extended their lossless streak to 29 consecutive regular season matches.
Maryland (9-0-2) heads to Wisconsin to take on the Wisconsin Badgers (7-2-3) Friday night at 7pm. The match can be viewed lived on ESPNU.