LEXINGTON, Ky. — Senior Sebastian Elney scored the game’s only goal as the 11th-seeded Maryland men’s soccer team pushed past No. 3 seed Kentucky on Friday to advance to the program's 14th College Cup.
The Terrapins (11–6–4) are now 7–1–1 in their last nine matches. Elney’s goal in the 29th minute was enough as the Terps put together a sensational effort that shut down Kentucky’s high-powered attack. Maryland has not allowed a goal in the last 320 minutes of play.
“For our program, this is a big moment,” head coach Sasho Cirovski said. “We struggled the last couple years in the NCAA Tournament and we challenged this team to reset the identity and bring back the Maryland quality, and this team has done that. You saw a team tonight that was battle tested and understood the challenge and met it.”
Maryland will face No. 2 seed Indiana at 10:45 p.m. Friday in the final four’s semifinals in Santa Barbara, Calif. ESPNU will televise the match.
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