Herd soccer team falls at Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Dan Metzger blasted home a shot from 35 yards out in the 19th minute to start Maryland on the way to a 5-0 victory over Marshall in men's soccer Tuesday night in front of 1,730 fans at Ludwig Field.
This was the Thundering Herd's final non-Conference USA match of the season. Marshall (2-7-4) is now 0-3 this season against Top-25 teams. Maryland (6-2-5) is ranked No. 4 nationally in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll.
Tuesday's game was Maryland's annual Power in Pink match. Fans were encouraged to wear pink in support of the fight against breast cancer. There was a silent auction at the match with proceeds going to the Young Survival Coalition.
Patrick Mullins scored on a penalty kick at 21:34 and Dave Kabelik collected an unassisted goal at 4:32 to give the Terrapin a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Maryland's defense limited the Herd attack as the visitors didn't get their first shot until the 28th minute.
The Terps made it 4-0 as Mullins scored his second goal of the night and 10th of the season, with this one having come on a header off of a cross from eight yards out in the 71st minute. Ryan Reid got the final goal for the Terps at 87:02.
Tyler Atwell started in goal for Marshall and gave up four goals in 75:12. Danny Sellitti came on to finish. Maryland had a 16-6 edge in shots and now lead 3-0 in the all-time series against the Herd.
Marshall will return to C-USA action Saturday at home against South Carolina. Match time at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex is 7 p.m.
MARSHALL 0 0-0
MARYLAND 3 2 -5
M-Metzger (un), 18:45.
M-Mullins (penalty kick), 21:34.
M-Kabelik (un), 44:32.
M-Mullins (Raley (71:12).
M-Reid (Raley, Saint Cyr), 87:02.
Shots: Herd 6, Maryland 16. Saves: Atwell (Herd) 4, Sellitti (Herd) 0; Steffen (Maryland) 4. Corner kicks: Herd 2, Maryland 5. Fouls: Herd 12, Maryland 7.
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