Maryland Knocks off Tech in Overtime, 2-1
No. 21 Terrapins win on penalty kick
October 17, 2004

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Stephen King recorded his third game-winning goal on the season 3:14 into overtime Sunday afternoon at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium. After a foul in the box by a Hokie defender, King stepped up and blasted the ball into the left corner of the goal for a 2-1 win for No. 21 Maryland. With the victory, the Terrapins stand at 8-4-1 on the season and 2-2-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Tech is 7-6 overall and 1-2 against league competition.

Both teams were scoreless until the 85:32 mark. A.J. Godbolt found Ian Rodway on a cross from the right side of the field. Rodway, just outside of the box, launched a shot that found the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. The goal was Rodway's first of the season.

Pushing everyone forward to try to tie the game, Tech's Bailey Allman evened the score at 1-1 with less than a minute remaining. After a corner kick by Magnus Einarsson, neither team could control the ball in the box. Allman got possession of the ball and rocketed a shot past Maryland's Noah Palmer for a 1-1 tie, sending the game into overtime. The goal was Allman's seventh on the season and third in the last three games.

In the Hokies' second consecutive overtime, Kevin Edwards had a chance to finish the contest 50 seconds into the extra frame. Edwards, racing along the left side of the field, sent a shot to the far post. Palmer, playing slightly out of position, could only watch as the ball trickled a few feet wide of the goal.

Maryland pushed forward and was able to switch the field on Tech, putting the Hokies defense to work. The Terrapins' Chris Lancos fired a shot that the Hokies' Chase Harrison was able to save. Less than a minute later, King ended the game on a penalty kick.

For the contest, Harrison tallied six saves to three for Palmer. Maryland out-shot Tech 15 to six. The Terrapins totaled eight shots on goal to four for the Hokies. Maryland doubled up on Tech in corner kicks, amassing eight to Tech's four. The teams combined for 17 fouls in the game.

Tech hosts North Carolina on Wednesday, Oct. 20th, at 7 p.m., in the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium.