No. 2 Terps Edge No. 10 Hokies in 2OT
Boateng nets goal for Tech
November 4, 2005 BLACKSBURG, Va. - In front of a record crowd of 2,412, the second-ranked Maryland Terrapins pulled out a 2-1 double-overtime victory over the Virginia Tech men's soccer team at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium on Friday evening. The Hokies finish the regular season 10-4-4 overall and 3-2-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Maryland improves to 14-3-1 on the season and 7-1-0 in league competition. Senior Marc Burch netted the game-winner in the 103rd minute of action, giving the Terrapins the victory. Jason Garey worked the ball to the right-corner of the box and sent a pass that was touched into the air by A.J. Godbolt. Burch headed the ball inside the left post for the score. After a scoreless first half, freshman Joshua Boateng got the Hokies on the board for a 1-0 lead. Fellow freshman Patrick Nyarko got the ball at midfield on the counter attack and worked his way down the right sideline, cutting to the corner of the box. There, he sent a cross to a streaking Boateng at the top of the box. Boateng promptly beat Maryland's goalkeeper, Craig Salvati, for the score. The goal was Boateng's fifth of the year while the assist was Nyarko's sixth. The lead would stand until the 82:56 mark when Stephen King tallied his 11th goal of the season. King received a pass from Jason Garey, blasting a shot from 20 yards out for the equalizer. After the Hokies took a 1-0 lead, Maryland began to put on the offensive pressure, amassing 11 of its 19 shots in the second period to four for Tech. For the match, Chase Harrison had a season-high nine saves. Salvati tallied five for Maryland. "We gave it all we had," head coach Oliver Weiss said. "We did not do quite as good of a job defensively, giving them too many looks. It was similar to last year's game that they won 2-1. We did not put away our chances. This game will make us stronger. We need to be ready to play at the ACC Tournament." The loss snaps a school-record 10-match unbeaten streak. During the streak, the Hokies were 9-0-1, winning a school-record seven straight during that time. Tech's last loss came on Sept. 23 in Winston-Salem, N.C., to Wake Forest by a 2-1 score. Tech will play its next match in Cary, N.C., on Nov. 9, at the ACC Tournament. Complete brackets will be released on Monday, Nov. 7.