Sasho Cirovski won his 400th match as head coach of the Maryland men’s soccer team as the Terps defeated No. 6 Michigan, 2-1, yesterday at the Legacy Center in Brighton, Mich.
The victory made Cirovski, in his 28th season at the helm, the sixth Division I men’s soccer coach to reach the 400-win mark at one school.
"I am ecstatic with the result against a good Michigan team,” he said. “Our guys are starting to feel their connectivity, and it is showing in our play on both sides of the ball.”
Cirovski’s two most senior players lifted him to the milestone victory, with forwards Mike Heitzmann and Paul Bin both notching their first goals of the season. After Michigan’s goalkeeper, Owen Finnerty, was issued a straight red card in the eighth minute, giving the Terps a man advantage for the remainder of the match, Heitzmann found his tally off service from midfielder/defender Nick Richardson in the 15th minute. It was the second goal of the redshirt senior’s career. Bin also found his goal, his first since 2018, off a helper from Richardson in the 71st minute.
The Terps gave one right back in the 73rd minute as the Wolverines scored on a goal by senior Jackson Ragen. Maryland was able to see out the remainder of the match and claim a key three points in the Big Ten standings.
UMD is off until next Friday, when it takes on Michigan State at 2 p.m. at Ludwig Field.
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