Sept. 9, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Patrick Mullins provided two goals for the Terrapins to lead No. 2 Maryland past the No. 8 Boston College men's soccer team, 4-0, Friday night at Ludwig Field in the ACC opener for both teams.
Mullins led a Maryland offense that outshot BC 18-4 in the match. Casey Townsend and Taylor Kemp provided the other two goals for the Terps while Sunny Jane pitched in with a pair of assists.
Junior Justin Luthy saved five shots in net for the Eagles.
Maryland went on the attack early and often and came away with a goal in the 10th minute. Luthy was challenged quickly when he saved a Townsend shot three minutes after the opening whistle. Townsend wasn't denied a second time though as he shot a low ball into the back of the net from 20 yards out seven minutes later.
The Terrapins outshot BC 6-2 in the first half with Townsend registering three shots on goal. Luthy was credited with a pair of saves in the initial 45 minutes.
Maryland struck early again in the second half when Jane found Mullins for a goal 1:14 in to put the Terps up 2-0. Mullins did it again in the 61st minute - redirecting passes from Alex Shinsky and Jordan Cyrus - to build the Terps' lead to three goals.
Kemp added another tally in the 71st minute when he blasted a shot into the corner of the goal from 30 yards out.
The Eagles (4-1-0, 0-1-0 ACC) get the week off before hosting Virginia Tech on September 16 at 7 p.m.