Men’s Soccer Falls to No. 4 Maryland

Men’s Soccer Falls to No. 4 Maryland

Penn State men’s soccer traveled to Maryland over the weekend to take on the No. 4 Maryland Terrapins in College Park, Md. Although Penn State was able to find the net first and hold the lead for a large portion of the match, two penalty kicks and a golden goal were too much for the Nittany Lions as Maryland came out victorious with a 3-2 win.

The first half of the game was scoreless between both sides with good back and forth play along with a few chances for each side, but the second half proved to be a goal fest. Penn State sophomore Dayonn Harris was the first on the board with a goal in the 57th minute of the game then scored again in the 79th minute to give Penn State the lead twice in the match.

In between Harris’ two goals, Maryland’s Amar Sejdic was able to score off of a penalty kick for Maryland to keep the Terrapins in the game while Maryland player Gordon Wild tied the game up again in the 84th minute after a penalty kick to force Penn State into overtime for the fourth time this season.

Five minutes into the overtime match, Maryland’s Gordon Wild was able to score again for the Terrapins to give them a 3-2 win over Penn State. While Penn State was unable to get the victory over Maryland, the team showed true grit as it was able to take the fourth team in the nation into an overtime period.

Penn State returns home this Friday and continue Big Ten play as they take on the Wisconsin Badgers at 5:30 p.m with the women’s soccer team playing right after. The game will be live on the Big Ten Network.