Maryland women’s soccer takes on Iowa on senior day

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Maryland (0-5-2 B1G) takes on Iowa (0-6-1 B1G) on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ludwig Field. The Terps will hope to celebrate Senior Day with their first win of the season.

Iowa has also failed to win so far this season, and only scored its first goal of the season in its last match, a 2-1 loss at Rutgers.

After a tough 4-0 loss to Michigan on Thursday, senior midfielder Sydney Staier expressed Maryland’s desire for its first win.

“We are hungry for a win,” Staier said. “It’s all gas, no breaks on Sunday. We’re excited.”

Maryland has struggled offensively in its last two games, only managing five shots on target and no goals against Rutgers and Michigan. 

Maryland head coach Ray Leone and Staier both spoke about how they are looking for the Terps to improve in the attacking third.

“I think the final ball is being rushed,” Leone said. “That’s what we’re struggling with. That’s something we’re going to have to really concentrate on in this next game.”

“Going into Sunday we’ll just look to connect and honestly have a little bit more fun in the attacking third,” Staier said. “We’re rushing a little bit, so I think just taking a breath and looking to connect, have some fun, and put some goals away will be a goal moving forward.”

Maryland is 2-3 all-time against Iowa, with the Terps topping the Hawkeyes 4-0 the last time the two teams met in 2018.

The Terps’ next game will be at Wisconsin on Thursday, the first of three consecutive road contests which will end their regular season.