Aug. 30, 2014
Match 4 - Maryland | Live Stats | @PackWSoccer
WASHINGTON – The NC State women’s soccer team returns to action on Sunday evening at former Atlantic Coast Conference foe Maryland. Kickoff between the Wolfpack and Terrapins is set for 7 p.m. from Ludwig Field in College Park, Md.
A WIN ON SUNDAY WOULD...
SERIES HISTORY -Sunday’s match marks the 33rd all-time meeting between NC State and Maryland. -It is the first meeting between the two programs since the Terrapins joined the Big Ten. -NC State holds a 14-12-6 advantage in the series against the Terrapins. -Maryland defeated NC State on Oct. 3 of last season in College Park by a final score of 3-0.
-Be the 321st win in program history
-Improve head coach Tim Santoro’s non-conference record to 7-3
-Be NC State’s 15th win over Maryland (33rd meeting)
SCOUTING THE TERRAPINS
-Maryland enters Sunday’s match the owner of a 1-2-0 record.
-The Terrapins lost to No. 1 UCLA (3-0) and Pepperdine (1-0) last weekend before defeating William & Mary (4-0) in their home opener on Aug. 28.
-Alex Doody leads the team so far this season with two goals.
-The Terrapins posted a 10-10 mark last season and fell in the first round of the ACC Tournament to top-ranked Virginia.
EVEN ON SHOTS
Despite playing its last two matches against ranked opponents, NC State is even on shots with its foes through the first three matches of the season. Per match, the Pack is averaging 10.7 shots.
Through the first three matches of the 2014 season, five newcomers have earned at least two starts. Jenna Kalwa, Mackenzie Graybill, Cailyn Boch, and Annah Lindberg have started all three contests while Kayla Saager has started two. All five of these newcomers have played at least 204 of a possible 270 minutes to this point in the campaign.
After leaving her native Germany in early August to compete at (and win) the 2014 U20 Women’s World Cup, freshman defender Franziska Jaser has traveled to Edmonton, Montreal, Raleigh, and Washington D.C. All told, her journey from early August until the start of her Wolfpack career at Georgetown spanned approximately 6,061 miles.
Jaser started on the defensive line and played 77 minutes in her debut against the No. 20 Hoyas.
MASSIVE STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
The Wolfpack and head coach Tim Santoro created a very challenging schedule for the 2014 season. Prior to the opening weekend of the season, eight of State’s 19 opponents were ranked among the top 25 of the NSCAA’s preseason poll.