Monday, October 19, 2015

Evan Berkowitz Photo Essay Homework

Win, Lose or Draw
By Evan  J. Berkowitz

Maryland Men's Soccer versus Indiana University.

It's a chilly night in College Park on Oct. 16 as the No. 18 Maryland Men's soccer team prepares to take on the unranked Indiana Hoosiers at Ludwig Field in College Park. 
Indiana players warm up before the game. The Hoosiers fell to Ohio State last time out, and have a losing conference record going into this match against the top-of-the-conference terrapins.

Entering through the goalposts of their forebears' 2008 National Championship game, the Terps are confident, having beaten conference rival Penn State 4-3 on the road their last time out.

An idle soccer ball casts its shadow before Friday's game. The Under Armour logo is a constant presence in Maryland athletics. 
One of the Terp team's stars is goaltender Cody Niedermeier, No. 1 in the blue jersey, shown here preparing to kick the ball into play.

 Moments later, Niedermeier runs to kick the ball. One Ludwig tradition is to chant that the opposing team's goalie "sucks" after such kicks -- not so for the revered Niedermeier.

Niedermeier made four saves in the game, which would be his sixth career shut out, according to The Diamondback.

With just more than 40 minutes remaining in the second half, Terps forward and midfielder Jorge Calix launched in this corer kick, which would be deflected by Indiana goalie Colin Webb.

Players guard each-other in this view from the student section, which switched sides at the half to continue jeering Webb, the Indiana goalie.

 Maryland Defender Alex Crognale, a 6-foot-6 junior from Ohio, runs up the field.

Nick Rozzo, center in Mets cap, a junior economics and government and politics double major, checks his phone during the game. When a last-ditch Terps scoring attempt falters, Rozzo and his friends decide to leave the game at the end of regulation due to the cold. Following two overtimes, the score stays stagnant at 0-0, another tie for the Terps, putting them tied for first in the Big Ten.


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