The number three ranked Maryland Terps Mens Soccer team will return to Big Ten play tomorrow night as they will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus. The Terps are coming off a tough stretch where they’ve played three games in a seven day span.
Last Tuesday the Terps faced off against the UMBC Retrievers and played to a 1-1 draw. This was the first point Maryland’s defense had given up in an incredible 567 minutes of match time.
The Terps than immediately returned to their stingy defensive ways last Friday by shutting out the Northwestern Wildcats with a final of 3-0. Maryland held Northwestern to two shots and just one shot on goal. The Terps received their three goals from Sebastian Elney who scored in the nineteenth minute off of a rebound, Jake Rozhansky scoring in the thirty-eighth minute on a one-timer, and Amar Sejdic in forty-ninth minute on a penalty kick.
Three days later the Terps traveled to Connecticut to take on the UConn Huskies. Maryland allowed ten shots, along with five shots on goal. The defense did surrender two goals from UConn’s midfielder Blaise N’gague and defenseman Nicolas Apostol. But thanks to goals from midfielder Jake Rozhanksy, forward Eryk Williamson, and substitute DJ Reeves the Terps won by a final of 3-2 to push their regular season record to an unbeaten 8-0-3 and 3-0-2 in conference play.
This victory extended the Terps’ lossless streak to an astonishing twenty-eight straight regular season games.
The Terps resume play tomorrow night at 7:30 in Columbus against Ohio State (7-2-1) and ironically enough Maryland’s last loss in the regular season came on Halloween night 2015, in Columbus against of course, the Ohio State Buckeyes.