For the third time this season, the Maryland men’s soccer team went into double overtime only to result in a 0-0 draw.
The Terps (4-4-3, 2-2) went on the road to play local foe Georgetown Monday afternoon, but the match finished scoreless despite senior midfielder Amar Sejdic’s five shots and redshirt junior goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair’s seven saves.
This is the fifth overtime match Maryland has played this season, and the second game in a row that the Terps’ offense has been shutout after falling 2-0 to Michigan State on Friday night.
The scoreless draw can be seen as a win for the defense, whom head coach Sasho Cirovski said showed a lack of discipline against Michigan State in giving up two goals.
Against the Spartans, the Terps gave up a costly foul in the first half that led to the first goal against, but the backline led by junior Donovan Pines showed more discipline against the Hoyas attackers. The Terps only gave up eight fouls in contrast to the Hoyas’ 15.
Sejdic had a trio of chances on goal in the first half, but was unable to convert any for the Terps’ first goal of the match.
Georgetown sophomore Derek Dodson also tallied five shots on the day, three on-goal, and the Hoyas had three other players with multiple shots.
The Terps and Hoyas were matched pretty evenly throughout the first half, but Georgetown had a slight advantage with nine shots to Maryland’s seven.
Junior forward Paul Bin started off the shooting for the Terps with a shot in the first minute that went high of the crossbar, and Georgetown quickly countered the attack for its first shot of the game off the foot of graduate student Matt Ledder.
Georgetown freshman Sean Zawadzki led the Hoyas at halftime with three shots, his first shot saved by St. Clair in the 10th minute of play. Both of St. Clair’s two saves in the first half came from Zawadzki shots.
Sejdic and senior forward Sebastian Elney each had a few looks on goal in the second half, including a header shot wide right late from Elney.
Though Georgetown maintained possession in the second half, 90 minutes of play was not enough.
The Hoyas got off four shots in the first overtime period, including a shot by Derek Dodson in the 100th minute, but St. Clair was able to secure the ball and push the game to the second overtime period.
Both Maryland and Georgetown got one last shot in the second overtime period, with sophomore Foster McCune forcing St. Clair to make a save in the 105th minute, and a header shot that went just wide left by Maryland freshman defender Brett St. Martin.
The Terps will look to end their two-game scoring drought on Friday night when they travel to Bloomington, Indiana to face the No. 2 Indiana Hoosiers.
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