Maryland 1, Lafayette 0
September 22, 1999
College Park, MD - The Lafayette men's soccer team held the No. 1 ranked team in the country (SoccerTimes) to one goal, but lost 1-0 to Maryland on Wednesday night.
The game marked the second straight season the Leopards faced the No. 1 team in the nation, as Lafayette played top-ranked Clemson in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament.
Maryland senior forward Jason Cropley netted the game-winner at 23:37 to give Maryland its fifth-straight win. Hermann Trophy candidate Nick Downing ignited the goal-scoring play by finding Scott Buete down the right side. Buete crossed the ball from the right sideline to Cropley on the left side of the box who placed the ball in the bottom right corner past Lafayette keeper Craig Schroeder (Cranbury, NJ/Princeton) for the goal. Schroeder managed six saves on the night.
The Leopards were outshot 16-2, marking the fifth straight game Maryland has outshot its opponent.
Lafayette returns to action on Saturday, when it travels to face Philadelphia University (formerly Philadelphia Textile) at 1:30 p.m.
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