Junior attacker Paul Bin takes on a Georgetown defender on October 8, 2018. (Maryland Athletics)

Terps drop 2-1 to No. 4 Indiana in final seconds

The Maryland men’s soccer team thought they were going into overtime against the fourth-ranked team in the nation, with less than a minute left in regulation and stuck in a 1-1 tie with Indiana.

The Terps (4-5-3, 2-3) are no strangers to overtime, having played five matches into overtime periods, but the Hoosiers (11-2-0, 5-0) had other plans. Junior defender Andrew Gutman scored his second goal of the night with only 18 seconds to go to give Indiana the win.

Gutman scored his first goal of the night in the 32nd minute, heading a corner kick from the left side past redshirt junior goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair and into the far right corner of the net.

Things started to look up for the Terps in the second half, scoring their lone goal in the 57th minute when junior attacker Paul Bin scored his second goal of the season to tie the score up at 1-1.

Senior defender Chase Gasper was back in the starting lineup for the first time since September 10, after sitting out with a back injury, pushing senior Andrew Samuels back into the midfield rotation.

The Terps came out with high pressure to begin the match, forcing Indiana to bring attackers back to cover Maryland players. After both teams settled in, though, Indiana started doing what they do best— applying pressure on offense and earning set pieces like the corner kick that they would later score on.

After a skillful slide tackle by freshman defender Brett St. Martin in the 12th minute, Bin sent the ball to senior midfielder Amar Sejdic, who sent a slow-roller to the goal. Freshman goalkeeper Trey Muse looked as if he couldn’t spot Sejdic’s shot and just barely was able to punch the ball out of bounds.

Junior midfielder Eli Crognale came up with a big defensive play inside the box on freshman midfielder Griffin Dorsey, saving St. Clair from having to make an impossible one-on-one save.

The Hoosiers thought they had scored on a Gutman header in the 19th minute, but he was called for a handball inside the box and then issued a yellow card.

But Gutman’s second header would hold up, after another corner kick for the Hoosiers in the 32nd minute, for their seventh set piece goal of the season.

Indiana began the second half with a conservative game plan, just trying to maintain their 1-0 lead. That soon changed with Bin’s goal. After a foul was called on Indiana in their attacking third, Crognale sent the free kick in, and redshirt junior midfielder Corey Thomas’s attempt to clear the ball went right to Bin’s foot. Bin then sent a firecracker of a volley to the back of the net to equalize.

As both teams seemed to be gearing up for overtime, the Hoosiers made one final push with less than 30 seconds left on the clock, as junior defender Rece Buckmaster got the ball just outside the box and sent a cross in from the right side to Gutman’s foot.

Gutman earned his eighth goal of the season with a finish to the bottom left post, and kept the Hoosiers unbeaten in Big Ten play so far this season.

The Terps will need to rebound from this last-minute loss quickly to face another top-five team, hosting No. 3 Denver on Tuesday night.

Hannah Fields

Hannah Fields is a journalism major at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Hannah is a beat writer for The Left Bench and has covered various sports such as men's soccer, women's lacrosse and wrestling. She is also involved with The Left Bench TV and other publications on campus.
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Hannah Fields is a journalism major at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Hannah is a beat writer for The Left Bench and has covered various sports such as men's soccer, women's lacrosse and wrestling. She is also involved with The Left Bench TV and other publications on campus.