[MARYLAND-COASTAL CAROLINA: Men]
Maryland, No. 5 in last week's Soccer America Top 25 rankings, picked up its first win of the season when it held off Coastal
Carolina, 3-2, on goals by Dan Metzger
, Michael Sauers
and Mikias Eticha
almost 5,000 fans at Ludwig Field.
“That was a great win tonight against a national contender in Coastal,” head Terrapins coach Sasho
said. “I’m proud of our team because we came off a tough loss at Louisville on Friday and came out tonight very determined. I thought we had moments where we played very
well in the game and scored some nice goals. I have to credit Coastal because I thought we played well defensively and they still scored two goals.”
Metzger, a Soccer America
Preseason All-American, put the Terrapins ahead after only eight minutes when he connected on a Mael Corboz
corner kick to give Maryland the early advantage. Bryce Follensbee
scored the first of his two goals for Coastal off a free kick by Elis Bjornsson
Maryland keeper Zack Steffen
and even the score in the 59th minute.
Sauers scored with blast from 30 yards three minutes later and Eticha provided
the Terps with a two-goal cushion 10 minutes after that.
Follensbee responded with his second goal, but Coastal, which had come back from down goals down to win at UConn, 3-2, on Friday,
could not get the equalizer.