Maryland knocks out Notre Dame men's soccer

Staff reports
ND Insider

No. 10-ranked Maryland knocked host Notre Dame from the NCAA men's soccer tournament Sunday, with a 2-1 win in the round of 16 at Alumni Stadium.

No. 7 Notre Dame (11-5-6) outshot the Terrapins (12-5-5) by a 10-4 count in the second half, leading to a 13-13 split for the match.

It was Maryland's first victory over Notre Dame since 2007.

Goals from Ivan Magalhaes (20:28) and Eryk Williamson (37:55) provided Maryland with a 2-0 edge, but Notre Dame struck back just over two minutes after the Williamson goal.

Evan Panken lofted a rainbow corner kick from the far flag out front in the 41st minute, where Patrick Berneski headed home his first career goal to trim the Irish deficit to 2-1 at 40:10 heading into halftime.

“It was nice that young Patrick Berneski got one back,” ND head coach Bobby Clark said. ”In the second half there were no more goals but it was a very exciting second half. I thought our team played well and there was terrific soccer played. I was very pleased with how we played and chased the game. Unfortunately, there were no more goals.”

A second yellow card on Magalhaes had Maryland down a man starting at 77:44, but the Irish couldn't capitalize on three solid attempts.

“They were going to hang on for the last 10 minutes, so we could push people forward a little higher,” Clark said. “We kept playing and kept making chances, we just couldn’t take them.”