Maryland pulls away from Adelphi
Roundup: Florida International battles No. 8 UCF to draw
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Jake Pace scored two second-half goals in just 48 seconds to guide No. 3 Maryland past Adelphi 2-0 on Tuesday night at Ludwig Field. The Terrapin defense held the Panthers to zero shots in the second half as freshman goalkeeper Keith Cardona earned his first career victory between the pipes.
Maryland (12-1-1) had possession for much of the first half, but was unable to connect in the final third. In search of offensive firepower, head coach Sasho Cirovski subbed in Pace in the latter part of the half. Pace immediately delivered for Cirovski, as he just missed scoring on a rocket shot off the crossbar in the 41st minute that careened back into play.
The Terps increased pressure offensively in the second half as Adelphi (4-6-1) scrambled to find possession.
After two near misses from Sunny Jane, the Terrapins finally broke through in the 73rd minute.
Taylor Kemp found space on the flank to play a curling cross to Jordan Cyrus. Panther goalkeeper Christopher Herrera made a fantastic save to thwart Cyrus' header, but Pace was there to finish the rebound and put Maryland ahead 1-0. Pace's magical night continued less than a minute later as he finished a cross from Kaoru Forbess to double the Terrapin lead.
The Maryland defense shut down Adelphi for the remainder of the game to preserve its seventh shutout of the season.
No. 8 Central Florida 0, Florida International 0 -- Box Score
MIAMI -- Florida International, in front of a crowd of 741 rowdy Panther fans, played eighth-ranked Central Florida to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday evening at the FIU Soccer Stadium.The tie moves FIU’s record to 4-5-3 overall and 1-2-1 in C-USA action, while UCF stands 8-1-2 on the year, including 2-0-1 in C-USA games.
The match was stopped with 4:49 remaining on the clock due to lightning in the area. After a lengthy rain and lightning delay, officials deemed the field unplayable and the match was called as a scoreless draw in regulation.
FIU’s defense came alive against UCF, holding one of college soccer’s most potent offenses scoreless. Senior defender Jahbari Willis held the NCAA’s leading scorer McKauly Tulloch to only two shots on the night, neither of which were on goal. The Panthers back-line of Anthony Hobbs, Joseph Dawkings and Nicholas Chase held the Knights to just six shots on goal for the evening.
Panthers goalkeeper Rodney Greiling matched a career-high in saves with six en route to his second career shutout. Both shutouts have come against ranked opponents.
Quentin Albrecht led the FIU offense with three shots on goal while Chase, junior Sebastian Frings and Hobbs each had one apiece. In all, the Panthers out-shot the Knights 16-14 in the contest.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.