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NCAA soccer: Maryland Terrapins remain unbeaten with 1-0 victory over previously perfect Creighton

The Maryland Terrapins continued their best start in 43 years Friday night, becoming the first team to score against second-ranked Creighton in a 1-0 victory before 5,648 at Ludwig Field in College Park.

Senior forward Casey Townsend scored his 11th goal of the season in the 14th minute for the third-ranked Terps (10-0-1), who on Tuesday defeated No. 12 Charlotte, 3-1.

“Creighton is the real deal and we knew defensively we had to be very good,” Coach Sasho Cirovski said. “I was a little concerned at how they would close out this game and they did a great job.”

The Bluejays (8-1-0) had shut out their first eight opponents. Maryland, which recorded its sixth shutout, will host Rutgers on Tuesday before renewing its ACC rivalry with Virginia next Friday at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville.

The Cavaliers (6-4-0) won at Clemson, 2-0, on goals by Ryan Zinkhan in the 17th minute and Brian Span in the 75th.

On Saturday afternoon, 17th-ranked Georgetown (5-1-3) hosts DePaul in a Big East match.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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