Terps Rout ACC Challenger NC State with 5-0 Win at Ludwig Field
#7 Stephen King struggles to elude an NC State defender during the Terrapins 5-0 shutout of the NC State Wolfpack at Ludwig Field in College Park MD on October 27, 2007. Christopher Blunck/DC Sports Box
While the football team concluded their game the Men's Soccer Team took to the field on Saturday evening to face ACC challenger NC State.  The game was scheduled for a 7pm start on Friday evening but was postponed due to excessive rain and poor field conditions.

The Terps were solid both offensively and defensively this evening, taking 24 shots and only leaning on veteran keeper Will Swaim 1 time for a save.

Michael Marchiano and Rodney Wallace got the Terps on the board 31 minutes into the first half after a yellow card was issued to NC State.  The resulting kick by Marchiano from 25 yards out found Wallace who headed the ball into the left corner and beat NC State keeper Christopher Widman.

The Terps offense pressed on in the remaining 14 minutes of the first half but the Terps were unable to improve the score before heading to the locker rooms.

The second half was a scoring frenzy, with the Terps blanking the Wolfpack 4-0.  It was freshman Rodney Wallace who notched his second goal of the night that sparked the Terps in the 2nd half.
 
 
A corner kick by Marchiano was delivered to Gonalez on the wing. Gonzalez fed Wallace on the right hand side who blasted a shot into the back of the net.

Graham Zusi also got back on the scoring boards on an unassisted goal he managed to score after recovering a failed clearing attempt on his own corner kick.  With 20 minutes left in regulation Zusi fielded the corner kick.  NC State deflected the inbounds and the Wolfpack defenders attempted to clear but Zusi came up with the save and took a shot that beat the keeper.

Sophomore Doug Rodkey scored his first goal of the season 8 minutes later on an assist by Stephen King.  King sent in a pass on the right hand side and it found Rodkey on the left.  Rodkey's shot was perfect and beat the keeper on the left hand side, putting the Terps up 4-0.

Drew Yates put the sealer on the game with a goal 8 minutes left in regulation.  His 8th goal of the season came off a deflected save by the NC State defenders inside the box.  The ball bounced to Yates on the left hand side who powered it into the back of the net.

The Terps are now 2-3-1 in the ACC and 8-4-4 overall.  They take on ACC foe Virginia next Saturday, November 3 at 7pm.  November 3rd is the final home game of the season, and the senior class will be honored for their dedication and performance.