Penn State Soccer

Penn State men’s soccer: Maryland hands Nittany Lions first loss of year

Penn State’s 11-game unbeaten streak to start the season came to a resounding halt as the No. 3 Nittany Lions fell 4-0 against Maryland on Sunday.

Coming into the contest, Penn State (10-1-1 overall, 4-1-0 Big Ten) had allowed just three goals all season, but the Terrapins took control from the start.

Mael Corboz beat Nittany Lion keeper Andrew Wolverton 12 minutes into the contest. Corbiz later added a goal on a penalty kick to make the score 2-0 at the half.

Alex Shinsky and Tsubasa Endoh scored in the second half for Maryland. Penn State’s best opportunity came on an Eli Dennis header in the 67th minute that was stopped by Terrapin goalie Zach Steffen.

The loss was the largest margin of defeat for the Nittany Lions since a 4-0 loss at Ohio State on August 31, 2007.

Penn State remains atop the Big Ten standings. The Nittany Lions next host Michigan State at 7 p.m. on Saturday.