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Terps soccer's once-promising season ends with loss to Albany in PK shootout

Terps soccer's once-promising season ends with loss to Albany in PK shootout

The Maryland men’s soccer team’s season started with a 13-game unbeaten streak and very real dreams of its first College Cup appearance since 2013.

On Thursday night, it ended in the first round of the NCAA tournament with a sixth straight home defeat, no goals and so many questions about what went wrong. The Terps’ 6-5 penalty-kick loss to Albany after 110 scoreless minutes of regulation and overtime at Ludwig Field marked the earliest postseason exit since 1999 for what was one of the nation’s highest-rated teams this preseason.

Maryland, whose last win came over a month ago, at Wisconsin on Oct. 13, also failed to make it out of the 48-team tournament’s first weekend last...

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