Maryland Ties N.C. State, 1-1
Sept. 20, 2009
Courtesy of Maryland Athletics
RALEIGH, N.C. - Drew Yates scored with 1:22 remaining in regulation to salvage a 1-1 tie as the No. 4 Maryland men's soccer team embarked on its first road trip of the 2009 season at No. 23 North Carolina State.
Maryland (3-1-1, 1-0-1 ACC) and N.C. State (4-1-1, 0-1-1 ACC) were knotted at 0-0 through 63 minutes of play until Lucas Carpenter broke the scoreless tie for the Wolfpack with a goal at 63:57 off assists from Michael Smith and Kris Byrd.
The Terps, which were forced to play a man down after a red card was issued in the 37th minute, got on the board at 88:38 when Yates connected for his second goal of the season.
Maryland out-shot N.C. State, 13-8, on the match but the Wolfpack held a 2-1 shot advantage in the two overtime periods. Maryland keeper Zac MacMath had a season-high five saves, including a critical one in the second overtime stanza. N.C. State entered Saturday's match as the top scoring team in the ACC.
"N.C. State is a very good team and we did a great job of neutralizing (Alan) Sanchez and Ronnie (Bouemboue) particularly when we were at even numbers," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "I couldn't be more proud of our effort. It was a championship effort. I think they grew up a lot tonight."
The Terps return to Ludwig Field Tuesday with a non-conference match against St. Peter's at 7:30 p.m.