By Christopher Cox
The Maryland Terrapins (4-2-0) ended their first road trip of the season on a high note as they scored two quick goals in the second half to top the SMU Mustangs (1-3-2) 2-1 Sunday in Dallas.
In the 56th minute, sophomore midfielder Madison Turner tied the game with her first goal of the season after being substituted into the game. Roughly a minute later, sophomore forward Alex Anthony tallied her fourth goal of the year, her third game-winner, off a corner kick assist by senior defender Shannon Collins.
Paige Jacobs scored first for the Mustangs in the 22nd minute, assisted by Lissi Lonsberry and Lauren Guerra.
Both teams matched in the shot category – four in the first half, three in the second half – finishing with seven apiece, but Maryland was able to make their set pieces count, as one of their six corner kicks dealt the crushing blow to SMU.
Senior defender Erika Nelson, who was named a Big Ten Player to Watch but has been dealing with an injury, was able to get 20 minutes of playing time, her first bit of action since August 28 against West Virginia.
The Terps take on the James Madison Dukes (4-2-0) Thursday, September 10 at 7 p.m.