The Maryland women’s soccer team (2-2-1) will return to action Sunday, September 2 to face Drexel (2-1-2) on the road in Philadelphia, Pa. It will be the second of two road games in Philly after Maryland dropped a 1-0 decision to Temple on Friday night.
Lewandoski Leads Terps vs. Temple
- Hope Lewandoski was a catalyst for the Terps all night in their tight 1-0 loss to Temple on August 31, recording a season-high six shots while putting herself in scoring position play after play.
- Lewandoski has posted a team-high two assists on the season, matching her point total from 2017 where she scored one goal.
GOOD LUCK TONIGHT GUYS! @MarylandMSoccer @SashoCirovski ‼️
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— Maryland W. Soccer (@TerpsWSoccer) August 31, 2018
Protect This House
- Maryland has now won 10 out of its last 11 home openers dating back to its 2008 season.
- The Terps scored three unanswered goals in front of a crowd of 1,131 on August 24 at Ludwig Field to knock off Appalachian State 3-1 and secure their second straight home-opening win.
Harmon Powers Terps to Two Wins
- Senior Jarena Harmon has netted both of Maryland’s game-winning goals this season to lead the Terps in scoring and points.
- She scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 87th minute, to push Maryland to a 2-1 victory over William & Mary in their season opener on August 16.
- She then scored the eventual game-winner for Maryland against Appalachian State on August 24, scoring off a rebound in the 64th minute.
- Harmon surpassed her goals total from last season one game into her 2018 campaign, scoring on both of her attempts against William & Mary.
Egyed Comes Through Vs. Navy
- Senior Rachel Egyed earned her first shutout of the season in the net against Navy on August 26, making three critical saves for UMD – the most crucial coming with a minute to play. Navy’s Karli Sottung nailed a hard-hit shot from outside the box, but Egyed dove to her right to make the stop and keep her team alive.
- Egyed has played in all four games for UMD this season, making two starts while notching eight saves.
First Years Factoring In
- Head coach Ray Leone has wasted no time introducing his freshmen class into the lineup, with four true freshmen and five total freshmen seeing the field for the Terps their opening weekend at the JMU Invitational.
- Freshmen Loren Sefcik, Emily McNesby, Adalee Broadbent and Madison Oracion all saw the field for the Terps in their first two games, with Sefcik, Broadbent, and Oracion all earning starts. Sefick and Broadbent started both games for UMD, with Broadbent being one of two Terps to play all 180 minutes open the season.
- Additionally, redshirt freshman Alyssa Poarch made her collegiate debut after missing the entire 2017 campaign due to injury. The Middletown, Del. native registered her first career assist in the team’s season opener vs. William & Mary after Jarena Harmon scored the game-winner off her shot in the 87th minute.
- Third-year head coach Leone and the Terps will look to further improve upon its progress over the past two seasons, as Maryland jumped to a four-win improvement last year with a 7-8-3 overall record.
- “We have had a great energy and togetherness this preseason,” said Leone. “You can really feel that throughout the entire time we’ve been together. This is a very coachable group and they really want to get better. I want our group to demonstrate a consistent work ethic and fight to the last second of every single game. I’m asking our entire team to bring it, and I think this year we have that kind of competitive spirit.”
Three Terps Garner B1G Preseason Honors
- Three members of the Maryland women’s soccer team were named to the 2018 Big Ten Preseason Honors List in a release made by the conference offices this week. Senior goalie Rachel Egyed, junior goalie Jlon Flippens and senior forward Jarena Haron were all selected as preseason All-Big Ten honorees.
- Egyed earned Third-Team All-Big Ten honors for the Terps as a junior, notching 71 saves while holding a goals against average of 1.36. She started in 17 of 18 games for the Terps in the cage, notching five shutouts while helping the Terps to a four-win improvement. The Clifton, N.J. native starred in Big Ten play, saving penalty kicks against Nebraska and Purdue while making numerous one-on-one stops during conference matches.
- Flippens scored two goals and notched three assists as a central defender and midfielder for the Terps in 2017. She started in 13 of 14 games played while converting two penalty kicks – including a game-winner against George Mason. Flippens started all 19 games as a freshman in 2016 notching a team-high four assists that season.
- Harmon played in 16 games last season for the Terps while starting six, notching a goal and an assist. As a sophomore, Harmon posted eight goals – best for second on the team – and 17 total points.
New Crop of Terps
- Head coach Ray Leone added six freshmen to the program this season, featuring players from five different states: Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas.
- “This is a fantastic class that provides much-needed athleticism and versatility in a variety of positions,” Leone said. “We expect these players to play a significant role in the growth of our program. All of these players have demonstrated outstanding dedication in the classroom as well as on the soccer field and we cannot wait for them all to arrive in College Park to get started.”
- Maryland’s pair of Pennsylvania natives, Emily McNesby and Adalee Broadbent, have played together since they were 12 years old.
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