Women’s Soccer Writer
While the dramatic finish was different this time against Boston College, the results were the same; a Maryland victory. The No. 2 seed Terps slipped by the No. 6 Eagles 1-0 in overtime to advance to the ACC Championship Sunday.
Sophomore Danielle Hubka scored the game winner 55 seconds into the OT period and secured the finals berth for the Terps. Skyy Anderson sent a long ball down the right side, where Hubka’s shot hit in off the left post for her fifth goal of the season.
The Terps (17-2-1, 7-2-1 ACC) were lucky to have taken the game to overtime, considering they were dominated throughout the game offensively. Boston College outshot Maryland 11 to 6 in the first half and finished with 15 on the game, but the Eagles hurt themselves with seven fouls in the game, six coming in the second half alone.
While the Eagles (13-6-1, 6-3-1 ACC) put the pressure on the Terps, the Maryland defense held firm. Yewande Balogun played an incredible game, saving an outstanding six shots on goal. Her performance kept the Terps in place to take the win.
Maryland will take on the fifth seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the final, who pulled off a monster upset of the No. 1 seed UNC 5-4 in penalty kicks. Wake Forest is one of only two teams to beat the Terrapins this year.
Player of the Game: Danielle Hubka is the obvious choice for the award for her game winner in overtime of the semi-finals. But the Terps wouldn’t have been in that position had it not been for Yewande Balogun’s incredible game in goal. Her six saves were key in leading Maryland to the ACC Finals.