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Endoh sets pace as Terps come from behind to beat Duke, 3-1, in men's soccer

Sophomore Tsubasa Endoh scored one goal and added two assists as the No. 13 Maryland men's soccer team defeated Duke, 3-1, in front of a Ludwig Field record crowd of 8,397 Friday night in College Park.

The Terps (1-1-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) fell behind early for the third time this season, but fought back with three second-half scores from Endoh, Helge Leikvang and Patrick Mullins to overcome the Blue Devils (1-1-1, 0-1 ACC).

The Terps controlled the early going. Mullins almost opened the scoring in the 11th minute, but Duke goalkeeper Alex Long denied the striker.

Maryland's best chance of the first half came in the 17th minute when freshman centerback Alex Crognale headed a free kick by Sunny Jane off the right post.

In the 25th minute, Sean Davis capitalized on the Blue Devils' only set piece opportunity of the half, putting a 25-yard free kick past goalkeeper Zack Steffen for his first goal of the season.

The Terps turned up the pressure in the second half, with Endoh pulling the strings from the midfield. The sophomore drew the Terps even in the 55th minute with a left-footed strike from just outside the box.

Endoh supplied the service on the go-ahead goal in the 64th minute, with Leikvang heading the ball past Long off a corner kick. The senior took advantage of his first start in 2013, helping a young Terps backline with his composure in the midfield.

Mullins finished off the Blue Devils in the 66th minute, completing an offensive sequence that involved Endoh and sophomore Mikey Ambrose.

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