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Maryland's early-season troubles continued as it blew a 2-0 lead against visiting VCU with 13 minutes to play Sunday and lost, 3-2, for its
first regular-season defeat at home since the 2010 season.
The Rams erased the 2-0 deficit with a pair of goals from Jose Manel
and Kharlton Belmar
55 seconds apart late in the second half before sophomore Devon Fisher
scored the game-winner in the 87th
minute. Maryland has given up 10 goals in four games.
“It was a very disappointing result,” Terrapins coach Sasho Cirovski
“When you have a two-goal lead with 12 or 13 minutes left at home, you need to close it out. We didn’t do a great job of that obviously. We didn’t show enough composure in key
moments and it wasn’t just the young guys, it was everyone. It was a total team letdown against a good team.”
Maryland (1-2-1) started four freshmen: U.S. U-20 Zack Steffen
in goal and Alex Crognale
, Sui Dainkeh
and Chris Odoi-Atsem
on the backline. Crowd Count ...
The loss came two days after Maryland opened ACC play with a 3-1
win over Duke before a Ludwig Field record crowd of 8,397. HOOSIERS LOSE LOSE AGAIN.
Defending champion Indiana lost for the third straight game in
overtime when it fell to West Virginia, 5-4, on Sunday. Ryan Cain
hit a golazo with a left-footed shot from 25 yards in the 103rd minute to decide
the game. The Mountaineers led 3-1 and 4-3 but blew their lead for a second time when Nikita Kotlov
scored with seven minutes left in regulation to knot it at
4-4. Andy Bevin
led West Virginia with two goals. Jacob Bushue
had a goal and two assists for IU. IRISH DEBUT IN ACC.
No. 5 Notre Dame made its ACC debut with a 1-1 tie against No. 3 North Carolina. Leon
tied the game in the 79th minute for the Irish, who outshot UNC, 21-12, but were hurt again by some poor finishing.
“It was a great game, but it was disappointing
that we didn’t win,” Notre Dame coach Bobby Clark
said. “North Carolina is a very good team. There were chances for us to score and it was the
same situation as last week against UCLA [a 0-0 tie]. You have to win these games.” Top 25 Action ...
-- Jummy Mulligan
scored on a penalty kick to give No. 17 St. John's a 2-1 win over No. 9 Akron. Eric Stevenson
broke a scoreless tie in the 71st
minute with his first goal of the year for the Zips, but the Red Storm answered just three minutes later when Jelani Williams
set up Josh Godec
. The loss was Zips' first defeat since Sept. 9 of last season.
-- No. 11 Coastal Carolina fell No. 16 Charlotte, 2-1, on Aidan
's goal in the 73rd minute. Giuseppe Gentile
had put the 49ers ahead in the 53rd minute before All-American Pedro Ribeiro
replied for Coastal 15 minutes later.
-- Freshman Nicholas Rochowski
a rebound in the 104th minute to give No. 8 New Mexico a 1-0 win at No. 12 Georgetown.
TRANSFER GETS UCONN WINNER.
JC transfer Edir DaGraca
(Monroe College) scored his first goal for No. 1 UConn to lead the Huskies to a 1-0 win over Boston University on Friday night
in front of a crowd of 4,243.