Maryland musters four unanswered goals in 5-1 rout of Coastal Carolina
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Sunny Jane scored two goals and notched an assist as No. 2 Maryland punched its ticket to the national quarterfinals for the fourth time in five seasons with a 5-1 rout of Coastal Carolina on Sunday at Ludwig Field.
Maryland's defense held the Chanticleer attack to only one goal, and combined Jane's goals with scores from Patrick Mullins, Mikias Eticha and Jereme Raley for a complete team effort.
After an uneventful first 10 minutes, Eticha knocked in a dangerous cross from Jane for his first goal of the season in the 13th minute.
Coastal Carolina (20-3-2) rebounded in the 21st minute when Ashton Bennett scored from 19 yards out. The squad's top scorer took advantage of a weak Maryland clearance and was able to guide the ball past Terrapin keeper Keith Cardona for his 16th goal of the 2012 campaign.
Maryland (19-1-2) came back less than a minute later when a Mullins' free kick from 30 yards found its way into the net. The ball was misjudged by Coastal keeper Mark Petrus and bounced into the left corner of the goal for Mullins' team-high 15th goal of the year.
The Terps dominated the second half with Jane leading the way. He scored his first two goals of the season in a span of just four minutes.
Jane's first goal came as he beat Petrus to the back right post after getting past a Coastal defender in the 60th minute.
Jane's second goal came shortly after when freshman Christiano Francois retrieved the ball on the end line and laid it back to Jane, who shot it past Petrus in the 64th minute.
Maryland put the Chanticleers away when Raley got on the end of a Jordan Cyrus pass in the 86th minute.
The five goals were the highest total for Maryland since a 6-0 victory against California on Sept. 2.
"I'm very proud of our guys. I thought defensively, we did a great job," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "Although this was two great attacking teams, I thought the team that was going to win was the one that was better defensively, and I thought our guys did a great job in neutralizing some of the great individual players that Coastal has."
Maryland's backline of Cyrus, Mikey Ambrose, Dakota Edwards and London Woodberry held the Chanticleers, who came into the game with nation-high 62 goals scored, to only one goal on 11 shots.