BY ZACH HELFAND
Daily Sports Writer
Published December 4, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- It was a day of firsts for the Michigan men's soccer team. Senior defender Jeff Quijano's first goal of the year tied the No. 10 seed Wolverines' NCAA Tournament quarterfinal match with No. 2 seed Maryland at one apiece. For freshman Fabio Pereira, it was his first career goal, in overtime, that gave Michigan the victory and a first-ever berth to the College Cup.
The team continued its tear through the postseason with its characteristic second-half run. Down 1-0 with Maryland dominating play in the first half, the Wolverines scored the first two goals of the second half to take a 2-1 lead. So far in the NCAA Tournament, Michigan has failed to score a single first-half goal, yet it has scored eight goals in the second half or overtime.
A goal by Maryland redshirt senior Jason Herrick with 11 minutes left sent the game into overtime. After a scoreless first overtime period, Pereira drilled a shot from close range that found the back of the net.
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