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Maryland Terrapins defeat North Carolina in women's soccer for first time ever, 2-1

Junior forward Sade Ayinde scored in the 78th and 85th minutes Sunday as the sixth-ranked University of Maryland women's soccer team upset host North Carolina, 2-1, for the Terrapins' first victory over the No. 3 Tar Heels in 33 all-time meetings.

Courtney Jones scored in the fifth minute for North Carolina (14-2-1, 6-2 ACC), but Ayinde collected goalkeeper Yewande Balogun's long punt and finished from 12 yards to tie the match. Seven minutes later, Ayinde converted a 19-yard free kick that deflected off a defender.

The Terrapins, 1-31-1 against the Tar Heels, were coming off a 2-1 loss at Wake Forest on Thursday, a game in which two starters received red cards and suspended for the UNC match. Maryland will close the regular season with home games against No. 10 Florida State on Thursday and Miami on Sunday.

North Carolina has won three of the past four national titles and 20 since 1982.

"It would be an understatement to say that this is a good day to be a Terp," Maryland Coach Brian Pensky said. "We're just so elated for our group. This just speaks volumes about the character and determination of our team."

By Steve Goff  | October 24, 2010; 5:13 PM ET
Categories:  College Soccer  | Tags:  Terrapins  
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Comments

congratulations coach and the Terrapin soccer players!

A great weekend for the Terps. Field hockey will be the new #1 ranked team after beating UNC on Saturday, and #3 men's soccer beat Wake.

Excellent coaching and excellent players on many teams there in College Park.

Posted by: PrinceGeorges | October 24, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Here's the video that Joel mentioned in an earlier thread PSV Eindhoven 10 - Feyenoord 0. You know that overly excited Arabic announcer? Well this is his opposite.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 24, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

An attendance record for college women's soccer was set on Friday:

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/22/sports/la-sp-usc-ucla-soccer-20101023

Posted by: universityandpark | October 24, 2010 10:48 PM | Report abuse

McBride exits with a classy goal:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/videos?catid=114&id=9919

Posted by: benonthehill | October 24, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Go Terps,Go!!!

Posted by: 10bestfan | October 25, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Nice going Terps!!

Posted by: soccerhead | October 26, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

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