Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
ACC thriller is 'great advertisement for college soccer'
by Paul Kennedy, October 21st, 2012 1:35AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

[MARYLAND-NORTH CAROLINA] Schillo Tshuma's golden goal gave No. 1 Maryland a 1-0 win over No. 2 North Carolina in front of a crowd of 7,340, the second highest in Maryland history. The water-logged field did not slow down the Terrapins or Tar Heels in wild game that featured three Maryland and two Carolina shots off the woodwork and a missed Carolina penalty.

“This was a great game,” Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski. "It was a great advertisement for college soccer. This was a real classic 1v2 game [in NSCAA poll] and this is one of those nights I’ll always treasure."

Both goalies had huge games. Maryland keeper Keith Cardona rescued the Terrapins when he saved Rob Lovejoy’s penalty and midfielder Verneri Valimaa’s follow-up late in the game. The chance for Valimaa was his second of the half after hitting the right post in the 63rd minute.

The Terrapins outshot Carolina, 16-6, but were thwarted time and again by goalkeeper Scott Goodwin.
 
Midway through the first half, the Terrapins peppered  the UNC goal with five shots, but Goodwin rose to the task, making three quality saves. In the second half, Goodwin made a great save on John Stertzer.

Maryland also watched in dismay as defender Dakota Edwards’ effort slammed off the post and Tshuma’s header struck the post.

To top it off, Maryland raced down the other end of the field after Cardona's double save on the penalty kick sequence, and Patrick Mullins’ shot with mere seconds on the clock found the post.

The overtime session began with the Tar Heels nearly finding the game-winner. Mickey Lopez, just back from the Marbella Cup with the U.S. U-20s, attacked from the left side and sent a shot toward goal that was redirected by Andy Craven off the post.
 
The Terps finally won the game in the first overtime stanza when Tshuma found Mullins, and the senior’s left-footed shot was redirected in by the freshman for his sixth goal of the season.
 
It was the first goal in nearly 500 minutes Carolina -- the nation's top defense -- allowed and only the fourth it has surrendered all season.
 
"They hit a few goalposts, we hit a few goalposts," Cirovski said. "We saved a penalty and then we win in overtime. It doesn’t get much better than that."
 
Oct. 19 in College Park, Md.
Maryland 1 North Carolina 0.
Maryland -- Cardona, Cyrus, Ambrose, Woodberry, Edwards, Metzger, Stertzer, Raley, Jane, Mullins, Tshuma. Subs: Francois, Eticha, Endoh,  Pace.
North Carolina -- Goodwin, Campbell, Okwuonu, McCrary, Gafa, Brown, Valimaa, George, Lopez, Lovejoy, Craven. Subs: Garcia, Murphy.
Att.: 7,340.
--------------------------------
Email: Send releases to Soccer America
Friend Soccer America
Facebook
Follow Soccer America Twitter
Sign up College Soccer Reporter



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Scoreboard    
[SCHEDULE: Sunday] The NCAA Division I Men's Tournament continues with second-round action on Sunday. The 16 ...
Hokies prevail in 4-3 overtime thriller over Hoyas    
[VIRGINIA TECH-GEORGETOWN: Women] In 2013, Virginia Tech was a No. 1 regional seed and reached the ...
Red Raiders rally to move into final 16 for first time    
[TEXAS TECH-AUBURN: Women] Texas Tech moved into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Tournament for ...
Dorrance's overtime moves prove Worth-while    
[NORTH CAROLINA-COLORADO: Women] Despite a huge edge in shots -- 22-2 on the night -- No. ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Friday] Form held on Friday as all 15 seeds still alive won their second-round games. ...
Cougars' improbable season continues    
[NORTHWESTERN-SIUE: Men] SIUE went through two coaching changes in the offseason and it showed as the ...
Buckeyes prevail after 15-round shootout    
[OHIO STATE-AKRON: Men] The bone-chilling cold made it all the more unbearable for the fans at ...
Golden Grizzlies stun Wildcats with second-half goals    
[KENTUCKY-OAKLAND] Two goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half lifted Oakland to a ...
Beavers gain first postseason victory in 27 years    
[OREGON STATE-DENVER: Men] It took 27 years, but Oregon State captured its first NCAA Division I ...
Walls sends Wisconsin past unbeaten DePaul    
[WISCONSIN-DEPAUL Women] Senior forward Cara Walls scored two first-half goals -- her  team-leading 13th and 14th ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives