COLLEGE PARK, Md. — No. 3 Maryland displayed its offensive prowess in front of a Ludwig Field record crowd on Friday as the Terrapins defeated No. 22 Duke 4-2. The loss snapped Duke’s seven-game win streak.
The Terps, who played in front of 7,957 fans, scored three second half goals, including two from John Stertzer, to best one of its ACC rivals and advance to 13-1-1 and 4-1-0 in the conference on the season despite being a man down for the game’s final 23 minutes.
Duke (7-5-1, 3-2-1 ACC) set the tone early in the match, and opened the scoring in the 13th minute. Blue Devil midfielder Sean Davis received a pass from Daniel Tweed-Kent and beat goalkeeper Will Swaim at the near post.
It only took two minutes for the Terrapins to answer, however, as Townsend flicked on a Swaim punt to Sunny Jane. Jane corralled the flick and beat Duke keeper James Belshaw one-on-one for his first goal of the season.
The ACC foes traded opportunities for the duration of the first half, but Maryland took a stranglehold on the possession in the second half and capitalized in the 55th minute. Patrick Mullins was taken down by a Duke defender in the box and Stertzer nailed home the ball from the penalty spot to give Maryland a 2-1 advantage. Stertzer doubled the lead just 10 minutes later after nodding home a cross from defender Widner Saint Cyr.
No. 2 North Carolina 4, College of Charleston 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — No. 2 North Carolina broke open a 2-2 tie in the second half thanks to its leading scorers, Billy Schuler and Enzo Martinez, who each found the back of the net to give the Tar Heels a 4-2 win against College of Charleston (5-5-3) on Friday. The win extended North Carolina’s unbeaten streak to nine matches as Matt Hedges and Martin Murphy each added goals.
The Tar Heels fell behind early when the Cougars found the opening tally in the 17th minute. Eric Fornell chased down a through ball from Robbie Benson and was one-on-one with Scott Goodwin. Fornell was able to slot the ball past Goodwin for the first goal of the contest.
The Tar Heels responded in a flurry with Hedges and Murphy each scoring in a span of five minutes. Hedges evened the score at 1-1 in the 22nd minute after the Tar Heels earned a corner kick.
Ben Speas sent in the corner kick and the Hedges tracked down the ball and headed the ball hard enough that the Cougar goalkeeper was unable to keep it from crossing the line. The goal was Hedges’ second of the campaign.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.