Men's Soccer NCAA ACCtion: Saturday, December 1
Dec. 1, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 19 Maryland men's soccer team lost to Bradley, 3-2, in the NCAA Tournament Third Round on December 1 at Ludwig Field. The Terrapins dominated most of the match and held late a 2-0 lead, but the Braves scored twice in the last three minutes and then scored the game-winner in the 109th minute for the win.
"We played a perfect first half and a very good second half, but for the last few minutes Bradley was able to do what they do best which is score off of scrums and persistence," head coach Sasho Cirovski said. "They scored 90 percent of their goals this year in the same fashion. We are aware of that. I felt like we did a great job most of the time, but we are a thin team and we became a lot thinner by losing three players in the course of the game. It's tough for me to take this loss, however, I don't want to diminish the resiliency and the tremendous effort that Bradley put in. this has been a phenomenal year for Bradley, from tragedy to great triumph. You have to sit in admiration and wish them the best of luck."
Maryland came out and dominated the first half with as they fired off 14 shots to Bradley's two. The Terps almost got on the board less than 10 minutes in when junior Michael Marchiano found freshman Rodney Wallace on the left side of the field. Wallace sent a low pass into the box to sophomore Jeremy Hall who redirected the shot from point blank range, but Mike Haynes made the stop.