Terps momentum falters with 3-0 loss to James Madison

James Mahoney is the author of this article

A case of Sunday scaries hit the Maryland Terrapins (1-1) on Sunday afternoon in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Maryland fell Sunday afternoon 3-0 to the James Madison Dukes, and had very few positives to look back at.

Dukes’ junior forward Haley Crawford was the story, collecting two goals in an assist to lead James Madison to a resounding victory over the Terps.

After a relatively quiet first half, the Dukes broke the tie with a first career goal from forward Abby Maltese in the 41st minute. Her attack partner, Crawford, took the ball down the left flank to the end line and was able to scoot the ball past Maryland goalkeeper Erin Seppi to a wide open Maltese.

Senior goalkeeper Rachel Egyed would come in for relief for Seppi at the start of the second half. Not much changed though, as Crawford wound up with a goal of her own less than 10 minutes into the half off a cross from sophomore Ginger Deel, doubling James Madison’s lead.

Crawford would deliver another cross for a goal, picking out the head of a wide-open Ginger Deel six yards out from goal in the final moments of the match.

Maryland forced JMU goalkeeper Hannah McShea to make a career-high six saves, all of which came from different Maryland players, but mustered very little in terms of viable goal-scoring opportunities.

The match was the final fixture of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott JMU Invitational.

The Terps are back in action Friday night at Ludwig Field, taking on the Appalachian State Mountaineers at 7 p.m.

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