September 4, 2009

Santa Clara Stymied Again, Falls 1-0 To Maryland

Sept. 4, 2009

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 22 Santa Clara women's soccer team suffered its second-straight frustrating 1-0 loss, this time at the hands of unranked Maryland. Once again the Broncos out-shot their opponent, but were unable to overcome the Terp defense to put numbers on the scoreboard.

Junior Maxine Goynes started the Santa Clara attack just minutes into the match, knocking two shots on net that was the first two saves of Maryland goalkeeper Mary Casey's five.

Casey was assaulted again in the ninth minute, when redshirt senior Jordan Angeli's shot found the frame, and forced her to make her third save.

Jasmyne Spencer finally got the Maryland attack going in the 14th minute with a shot that went wide, and Bronco freshman Lauren Matheson countered with another try that forced Casey to make stop number four.

In the 30th minute, the Terps' head coach Brian Pensky inserted Ashley Grove into the game for Spencer, and the move proved successful just four minutes later when Caitlin McDowell found Grove for the first and only goal of the match.

Santa Clara held the advantage in corners (3-1) and shots (5-3) heading into halftime, and traded shot for shot with Maryland in the second half, but was unable to find the back of the net, resulting in its second disappointing defeat in a row.

The Broncos (2-2-0) continue their East Coast swing with a match against Georgetown on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET.