Hurricanes and Terrapins Play to Scoreless Draw
Oct. 8, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Miami head coach Tricia Taliaferro’s return to her alma mater proved to be an uneventful one in terms of goal scoring as the Hurricanes and ACC rival Maryland played to a scoreless tie Sunday afternoon.
Recording five and seven shots on goal respectively, the Hurricanes (7-5-1, 1-3-1 ACC) and Terrapins (4-7-2, 0-4-1 ACC), for whom Taliaferro starred for as a player from 1992-95, saw several scoring opportunities on the day but neither team capitalized through the 110-minute, double overtime contest.
UM’s defensive efforts were anchored by junior keeper Lauren McAdam’s seven saves. McAdam recorded her UM single-season record sixth shutout of the season surpassing former Hurricane Elizabeth Swinson’s 5.5 shutouts in 1999. McAdam also moved into a tie with Swinson for second place all-time at Miami in career shutouts with 10.
The Hurricanes nearly broke the scoring drought with just over five minutes remaining in the first half when Jenna Levenson’s shot off a free kick was saved by Maryland keeper Nikki Resnick and deflected off the cross bar.
“I am pleased that we earned a point in conference play today,” said Taliaferro. “It’s very difficult to play on the road in the ACC. We improved our play as the game went on and I thought we stuck to the game plan and created some very dangerous scoring opportunities. Maryland’s goalkeeper made a fantastic save off a direct kick in the first half that could have been the difference.”
“Overall we played well and everyone that stepped on the field brought true work ethic,” added Taliaferro.
The Hurricanes return home Wednesday to face ACC rival Clemson at 7 p.m.