With about 10 minutes remaining in regulation in the Maryland women’s soccer team’s 3-2 win over William & Mary on Thursday night, Tribe coach John Daly removed his hat and threw it toward the ground.
A Terps defender intercepted a Tribe player’s pass, giving Maryland possession late with a one-goal lead. For William & Mary, it was another example of miscommunication.
Earlier in the game, Maryland forward Jarena Harmon fielded a pass that was floated into the box. Tribe goalkeeper Grace Smith collided with her teammate, and Harmon headed the ball into the lower-right side of the goal in the 62nd minute to give the Terps a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
The win is Maryland’s first of the season and first under coach Ray Leone.
Harmon’s first goal wasn’t the first time she took advantage of a Tribe mishap. After Tribe forward Sarah Segan scored 1:55 into the game, Harmon tapped the ball between the pipes after Smith made an error.
During the 13th minute, Harmon appeared to give Maryland a 2-1 advantage with a goal that deflected off a William & Mary defender. It was eventually ruled an own, but Maryland still had its first lead.
William & Mary, which qualified for the NCAA College Cup and lost only one game at Albert-Daly Field last season, outshot Maryland 6-1 in the first half and dominated offensive possession. Still, the Tribe entered the intermission tied with the Terps at two.
Maryland was aggressive on the offensive end in the second half, during which it attempted five of its six shots.