[MARYLAND-N.C. STATE: Men] Senior Patrick Mullins is again making a strong case for Player of the Year honors as he scored his 13th goal of the season for the game winner early in the second half of No. 6 Maryland's 2-1 win over N.C. State on Senior Night at Ludwig Field. Senior Sunny Jane scored the Terps’ other goal.
The Wolfpack struck first in the seventh minute when Michael Bajza served a free kick that was headed on by Gbenga Makinde and finished by Nick Surkamp.
For the remainder of the half, the Terps pushed forward in search of an equalizer couldn’t find the net. Jane finally pulled the Terps level in 43rd minute, volleying home an Alex Shinsky cross from 12 yards out.
Mullins put the home side ahead in the 47th minute when his low free kick took a deflection and trickled into the back of the net.
“What a great way to celebrate senior night to have two of your seniors put the ball in the back of the net in great fashion,” Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski. “I’m really proud of our team. We stayed composed and took over the game and rightfully deserved to get the victory. That’s a very good NC State team and they are better than their record shows. I thought tonight was a good performance and we got better with every minute.”