- The Washington Times - Monday, December 12, 2005

Last night at Comcast Center

SEEN AND HEARD

Before pregame introductions, the video screen showed a fan with a sign reading “NCAA Soccer Champs” before Maryland’s 1-0 defeat of New Mexico in yesterday’s College Cup final was announced, prompting a roar from the crowd. It was the Terrapins’ first men’s soccer title since 1968.

The result couldn’t have been a surprise to those arriving early. More than an hour before tip-off, fans were treated to a replay of the championship game.

PLAY OF THE GAME



The Terps electrified the crowd with their early pressure, and some of their most impressive baskets came off turnovers. With Boston College within 26-24, Parrish Brown came up with possession and ran to near the baseline. He then tossed a pass back to the trailing Nik Caner-Medley, who finished with a left-handed slam.

BY THE NUMBERS

6 Consecutive field goals made to start the game for Maryland forward Ekene Ibekwe. The junior scored a team-high 15 points in the first half.

— Patrick Stevens

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