[MARYLAND-CONNECTICUT] No. 6 Maryland shut down Connecticut, which went into the game tied for the nation's best offense, and handed the No. 2 Huskies their first loss of the season, 1-0, Tuesday night at Ludwig Field.
Freshman Patrick Mullins, the Terrapins' newest scoring star from Louisiana, scored the game's only goal, his third of the year, on a header in the 35th minute.
U.S. U-20 goalkeeper Zac MacMath shut out UConn, which entered Tuesday’s match tied with UAB for the nation's top offense (2.89 goals per game).
“Connecticut is obviously a great team,” Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski said. “This was a tough stretch for us. Our young talented backline is coming together. And some of the attacking pieces will come. I feel good about this last stretch and, as we get into the second half of the season now, I think we are getting closer to the type of team we can be.”
In Maryland's last three games, it lost to North Carolina, 2-1, and beat Duke, 2-0, and Connecticut.