Sept. 25, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – NC State played to a 0-0 draw with No. 9 Maryland Sunday afternoon in ACC women’s soccer action at Ludwig Field.
NC State now stands at 8-3-1 overall, and 0-2-1 in the ACC while, Maryland is 7-2-3, 1-2-1 in the ACC.
State failed to score for the first time all season, the best stretch to open a season since 1991.
Senior Wolfpack keeper Kim Kern made six saves to notch her fifth clean sheet of the season. At the other end of the pitch, Terrapin net minder Yewande Balogun came up with four saves for her sixth shutout of the year.
Maryland held a narrow 17-15 lead in shots, but dominated in corner kicks by an 11-2 margin over the Pack.
NC State had a couple good chances in the second half after a corner kick from Shelli Spamer saw both Alex Berger and Kristina Argiroff force Balogun to come up with two saves in a span of 83 seconds.
Moments earlier, Maryland’s Amy O’Sullivan hit the crossbar on a header attempt in the 54th minute.
Wolfpack freshman Cheyenne Spade sent a shot wide just before the whistle blew at the end of regulation.
The Wolfpack took the only two shots of the first overtime, and had the first two of the second 10-minute extra session, but could not find the back of the net.
The Terps mounted a strong final five minutes of the match with a pair of shots, including a header from Domenica Hodak in the 108th minute.
NC State visits Miami on Thursday at 7 pm., and then will play at Florida State next Sunday at 1 p.m.